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Registrations For .Homes Domains Now Open

May 13 2016

 

Norfolk, VA – May 12, 2016 – Dominion Registries, a division of Dominion Enterprises, the owners of Homes.com, announced today the opening of general availability of the new .Homes top-level domain. It is the first time the general public can acquire a .Homes domain name to represent their residential real estate businesses online.

Industry leaders and early adopters have already secured their .Homes domain names by registering domains matching their trademarks. Companies like Keller Williams, Coldwell Banker, State Farm and Geico have already secured their .Homes domain names. The registrations are not just from North American companies, companies in Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia have also secured .Homes domains for their businesses.

"We believe there is a real need for a safe, secure and relevant namespace dedicated exclusively to the residential real estate sector," said Jim Schrand, director of corporate strategy for Dominion Enterprises. The availability of .Homes domain names represents a ground-floor opportunity for real estate professionals. Not only can they get a great domain name, they can also get a name that intrinsically defines their business, contains valuable search keywords, and is easy for consumers to remember. "Whether renting or buying a home, or researching or reviewing service providers, it's important for consumers to trust and feel secure with the information they find online."

The .Homes domain extension offers memorable naming options while providing a trusted and safe online experience for consumers. That is because every owner of a .Homes domain name has been validated as a legitimate entity that provides products or services exclusively for the residential real estate industry.

The full list of eligible registrant categories can be found on the Domains.Homes policy page in the Eligibility CriteriaEligibility Criteria document. It includes groups like residential real estate agents, brokers, multiple listing services, builders, appraisers, inspectors, and mortgage and insurance providers, among others. Every domain name applicant is verified to ensure they meet eligibility qualifications before the domain is released for use. Consumers can trust that websites ending in .Homes are safe and secure and provide relevant content to the residential real estate community.

For more information about acquiring .Homes domain names, visit www.Domains.Homeswww.Domains.Homes.