Choosing Your Subdomain Name

Choosing your subdomain name is the first step in getting started with staking your claim on the web. Your subdomain of Bergbuilds is really just a unique Web address that can be used to cultivate your own digital presence. As you make your choice, there are a few considerations to keep in mind:

Your Subdomain Name Must Be Available: Your subdomain name must be unique, which means in order for you to claim your own, you need to be sure that it is currently available (and not being used by any one else). When you sign up at, we’ll actually check the availability of your choice for you. We recommend spending some time thinking about your choices and making a list you can use to check availability as you sign-up.


Choose Something You Can Live With: You should choose a domain name that you feel you can live with for quite some time. You should pick something that you won’t soon outgrow. A good rule of thumb is to pick a domain that suits the various aspects of yourself - personal, academic, and professional.

You May Wish to Include Your Name: There is no requirement that your subdomain reflect your specific identity in the form of your first and last name. However, choosing a subdomain that includes your name may make it easier for you to build your online identity. For instance, it may be easier for others to find your work when someone searches your real name.

Pick Something You Like: At the end of the day, your subdomain should reflect you. Pick something you like and that projects a positive online presence. It can represent your interests, your hobby, your scholarly pursuits, your specific expertise. Or it could just be your name. The “right” domain for you is really the one with which you are comfortable, and comfortable sharing with others.