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September 14, 2018

The Next Wave of Internet Domains for Real Estate Arrives

Did you miss the boat when it came to registering the domain name you really wanted back in the .com days? Well, September 18, 2018, may be the day to remember.

On that day NAR launches the .realestate top-level domain. There are no naming, usage, and eligibility restrictions with the .realestate domain, so the possibilities of domain names and uses for yourself and your business are endless.

Consider placing these powerful names on your signs and marketing materials, not to mention your web and email addresses:

Geographic: your local town – Ossining.realestate


Neighborhood: Woodlands.realestate


Company/Brand name:  BigFive.realestate


Personal: JohnKnows.realestate

And here’s the kicker, NAR has planned the launch so that REALTORS® with a .realtor domain will have early access starting September 18, 2018 in advance of the general public and other real estate agents who will not have access until November 26, 2018. 

While you cannot register your domain prior to September 18, you can take steps in advance so you act quickly when the doors are open. So here are some steps you can take to be ready to claim your .realestate domain by the magic hour Sept. 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT.  

1. If you already have your .realtor domain, please follow these steps:
 
  • Login to your .realtor account to confirm that your .realtor account is up-to-date and you are eligible for the pre-sale; this way you lessen the chance of experiencing a delay in getting into the system to lock down the .realestate domains you would like.
  
  • Prepare a list of the .realestate domains you want to register. Be prepared in case your first choices are not available. Domain names are registered on a first-come, first served basis.
 
  • Set your calendar alarm for Sept.18 at 11:00 am EDT to be in the first wave to register.

2. If you are a REALTOR® but do not yet have a .realtor domain account, please follow these steps:
 
  • Acquire your .realtor domain. Note that it is free for the first year, one per member for those individual REALTORS® who have not claimed one to-date.
 
  • Sign up for your .realtor domain at www.get.realtor, you’ll need to enter your NRDS number. Here’s where you can look up your NRDS Number.
 
  • Remember your username and password for future access.
 
  • Enter a credit card on file (even though the order for .realtor is for $0.00)
 
  • After you claim your .realtor domain, you will be qualified for the .realestate domain member pre-sale.
  
  • Prepare your list of the .realestate domains you want to register. Be prepared in case your first choices are not available. Domain names are registered on a first-come, first served basis.
 
  • Set your calendar alarm for Sept.18 at 11:00 am EDT to be in the first wave to register.

Don’t miss the boat. Get ready to snag that domain you always wanted.

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