As an individual, you want to buy a domain name to create a personalized e-mail address, your website or blog, for example.
Beside the traditional .COM, a range of extensions are open:
• Extensions associated with your geographic area: .FR,.PARIS or .SCOT for Scotland
• generic extensions such as .COM, .INFO, .ORG
• New sectoral extensions like .Photo, .GREEN, .family, .GARDEN etc …
Having your own domain name allows you to communicate with a unique and memorable address for your project.