The .xyz community is home to skilled professionals using .xyz domains to develop their online presence and showcase their career highlights. Accomplished writer and book editor Jackson Howard uses JacksonHoward.xyz to display his writing samples. New York-based multi-talented creative Talia Goddess uses TaliaGoddess.xyz to share her music, merchandise, and music videos. Entertainer Ace Anderson uses AceofAllTrades.xyz to showcase his accomplishments. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a reporter and podcast co-host who shares his work using a “FirstNameLastName.xyz” domain: AdrianMa.xyz.
AdrianMa.xyz is the personal website of Boston-based Adrian Ma, a reporter and co-host for NPR’s daily economics podcast, “The Indicator from Planet Money.”1 Prior to his role at NPR, Adrian gained experience working at public radio stations WBUR in Boston, WCPN in Cleveland, and WNYC in New York. Adrian’s journalistic pursuits revolve around understanding the dynamic nature of our economy through immersive experiences, such as accompanying an Amazon driver on their route.2 As he shares on AdrianMa.xyz, Adrian’s passion for journalism originated during his studies of media law at the University of Maryland School of Law. While working for a federal judge in Baltimore, Adrian decided to pivot. In 2016, he obtained a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Adrian’s work has earned several prestigious awards, including:
Adrian’s collection of work examples are easy to explore with his simple and informative website design. By clicking on the Work link, visitors can explore a gallery of Adrian’s earlier projects, including many projects with NPR, and features from his early days as a staff reporter for WBUR Boston news station. Check out “The economic effects of being denied an abortion”7, a 9-minute audio piece for NPR that examines the long-term economic consequences faced by women who were denied access to abortions following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. You can also check out “Boston gets billions in home loans, but white areas get ‘much bigger piece of the pie,”8 a feature for WBUR Boston about the disparity in investment and access to homeownership between predominantly white and predominantly Black neighborhoods.
Using a FirstNameLastName.xyz domain like AdrianMa.xyz can help make it easier for Adrian and his accomplishments to be discoverable online. Anyone who Googles “Adrian Ma” will see AdrianMa.xyz near the top of the search results page (as of July 19, 2023). With a professional website using a domain name that matches your full name, it’s more likely that your website will show up in relevant results. There is further benefit in a domain like AdrianMa.xyz for your personal website. Adrian’s content and layout is not limited by any third-party platform constraints. He can use his website as his own online hub helping him link out to all his podcast and journalism work, and maintain complete control over how he presents the information. We are proud to have Adrian among the thriving .xyz community of skilled professionals. You can learn more by following him on Twitter and LinkedIn, and by visiting AdrianMa.xyz.
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