We find that having your own custom email address can make your society appear more professional to potential sponsors, so we've put together a short guide to getting your own domain:
1. Purchase a Domain Name:
There are many domain name registrars to choose from, but the most popular ones are, Namecheap, Hover and iwantmyname. An example of what your custom email will look like: [email protected]. You can choose other top-level domains such as .org, .net etc. Domains can cost as little as £5 per year.
2. Choose an Email Hosting Provider:
The next step is choosing your Email Hosting Provider. This is the service that will host your domain and there are many to choose from such as Google, Office 365 Business Essentials, Zoho Mail, FastMail, ProtonMail, Pobox and Rackspace Email. When selecting an email hosting service, consider the best email management solutions, storage capacity, technical support and, of course, an affordable price. The process of creating a custom email address is more or less the same for all providers and you can find a step-to-step guide on how to do so with a few providers here.
You are now set up with your own custom email address!