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Beyond Dot Com: 26 Alternative Website Domain Extensions to Try

May 18 2023

web address urlLooking for an easy way to jazz up your real estate website? Consider trading in your .com website domain for a real estate-focused domain extension, like .realestate or .homes. This little tweak can make it easier for consumers to remember your website — and it looks pretty snazzy on marketing materials, too.

The .com domain extension turns 38 years old in 2023. That's a lot of decades of .com website names being snatched up — and a lot fewer short, memorable website domain names to choose from.

That's why we want to direct your attention to these 26 domain name alternatives. Here's a list of real estate related domain extensions that you may want to use to upgrade your website domain name:

  • .apartments
  • .broker
  • .buy
  • .condos
  • .commercial
  • .community
  • .estate
  • .farm
  • .forsale
  • .frontdoor
  • .homes
  • .homesense
  • .house
  • .land
  • .living
  • .luxury
  • .properties
  • .property
  • .realestate
  • .realtor
  • .realty
  • .rent
  • .rentals
  • .sale
  • .town
  • .townhomes

Neat, right? But what happens if you already have an existing website domain? Here's our advice…

What Happens If I Already Have an Existing Website Domain?

If your current site has been around a while and is consistently updated, it probably has decent SEO. Since switching to a new website name would essentially erase all your search engine goodwill, it's worth keeping your established name.

Instead, consider redirecting your new domain extension to your existing site (your website host or domain registrar can help you with this). That way, you can use your snappy new domain name on promotional materials — and when people type in that new address, it will automatically forward them to your original, existing site.

However, if you're sold on permanently moving your site to a new domain name, you can direct your original site to the new. In technical terms, this is called a 301 redirect — and if you ask your website host to set this up for you, it should be simple for them to do.

Alternatively, you can also create an entirely different site on one of the domain extensions above. For example, a neighborhood-focused site or a .condo website focused solely on that niche. The sky's the limit!

Changing Names

In the end, it's worth noting that while these domain extensions can help your website stand out, they do not guarantee that your website will rank higher in search engine results. Your website's content and SEO strategy are more important factors in determining search engine rankings.

To check if a website domain name is available, visit lookup.icann.org. You can purchase domain names from multiple sources, including GoDaddy, Namecheap, Network Solutions, and more. If you're specifically looking for a .realtor or .realestate domain, check out NAR's info page here.

Happy naming!