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One downside is that you'll get spam. Lots of it, much of it very unpleasant. None of it is personal, so don't take it to heart.

When choosing a domain, think long-term. If it *might* be used for business some time, don't choose a "silly" domain name. Don't choose anything too long (I made that mistake; sometimes my email address doesn't fit in forms - even online ones. My excuse is that I chose my domain in the 1990s when people didn't use email much anyway.

If you do choose a hosting provider in order to put up a website, ideally check that they support unlimited subdomains. Then you can have sites like mywork.mydomain.com, myhobby.mydomain.com, myfamily.mydomain.com I find this invaluable, especially as a freelance developer. Each client gets their own subdomain, entirely independent of everything else, for testing and user acceptance e.g. client1.mydomain.com, client2.mydomain.com etc (the names are a little less predictable than that). I've also got a whole raft of independent subdomains for various hobbies and special interest sites. (No, not that sort of special interest).

As others have said, make sure that SSL is included - many cheap hosting providers integrate support for LetsEncrypt, a free SSL certificate issuer.
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