How to get a business e-mail address with your own domain name

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

The first impression you make on customers may include the e-mail address that you use. An address like looks amateurish, whereas is much more professional. Here’s one way you can make the switch, typically for under $20 a year.

1. Pick and register your business domain name (the part of your e-mail address after the @ sign). If you have a common business name, it might be already taken, so you might have to get a little creative. Some sites that provide this service are and, or search for domain name registration in your country and check that your choice offers free e-mail forwarding (most do).

2. Sign up for a GMail account. Many other e-mail services will also work. It doesn’t matter too much what this address is, as your contacts usually won’t see it.

3. Set up e-mail to forward to your GMail account. You can usually do this from a control panel that you’ll be given access to after step 1. Instructions for GoDaddy

4. Set up GMail to make it look like you’re sending messages from your new business e-mail address. Set this as your default account.

That’s it! Now you can log into GMail and treat that as your business e-mail address, your contacts won’t be able to tell the difference.

Siobhan Hitchmough

About Siobhan Hitchmough

Siobhan Hitchmough is a customer advocate, community manager and part-time tutorial wrangler. When she's not seeking out new challenges she leads the community and support team at inFlow Inventory.

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    For more information on the services we’ve mentioned above I would suggest having a look at their various website and touching base with them about what they offer.

    Thanks for getting in touch!

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