One of my favorite new products is AOL’s My eAddress. It’s the simplest way I’ve found to get your own domain name tied to an email address.
I’ve had my own domain name for years and it’s definitely a process only a geek can love.
My eAddress lets you register a .com or .net domain and tie it to a 2 GB AIM mail account seamlessly and in a matter of minutes. From there, you can access your account through Web mail or IMAP. And all of this is free, including the ICANN registration fees. You can also create sub-accounts for 100 of your closest friends, making it useful for families.
One thing that’s currently missing is the ability to forward Web traffic for that domain to a blog or Web site. I’m hoping to see that soon.