I never liked Medium. I’m not saying that I don’t read posts on Medium because I do read them. What I don’t understand is the business model behind Medium. Because there is one big problem with Medium: Medium needs money. To have money you have to make it first. And I think Medium does not have the answer for how to make money. Maybe time will proove that I’m wrong but for now this is my opinion.
And now Medium won’t offer new custom domains.
What does this mean? My understanding is that it means more control over your content.
I think it is a lot better having your own domain on your server (VPS are pretty cheap these days) and control the content you created.
Also check Michael Tsai’s links.