General availability begins May 12
Norfolk, Virginia (March 9, 2016) – Homes.com®, a top consumer real estate resource and leading provider of marketing solutions for real estate professionals, announced today that the sunrise or trademark period for the new “dot HOMES” or .Homes top-level domain is now open for eligible trademark holders.
Whether renting or buying, the process of finding a new home is one of the most important financial decisions made by consumers. A .Homes domain name offers a memorable option for real estate professionals, instantly conveying trust and building credibility with consumers looking for their next home or home-related services.
“Unheard of since the .com boom, real estate professionals have a ground-floor opportunity to own a memorable domain that aligns with their marketing efforts and focus on serving the home industry,” said David Mele, president of Homes.com. “Now they can finally buy their name, business name, niche market or local area to help them stand out from their competition.”
A .Homes domain name is available exclusively to businesses that provide products or services to the residential real estate community. This includes real estate agents, real estate brokers, mortgage professionals, property managers, builders, property appraisers, property inspectors, property insurance providers, multiple listing services and real estate associations. All domain name applicants will be verified to ensure they are relevant to residential real estate and meet the eligibility qualifications. As a result, consumers can trust that websites with .Homes domains are safe and secure, offering reliable and meaningful real estate-related content.
.Homes Launch Dates
Sunrise or Trademark: Through May 6, 2016, registration of .Homes domain names will be available to eligible trademark holders. To apply for your trademarked name, visit www.dominion.domains.
Open Registration: Begins May 12, 2016. For more information about .Homes domain names and registration details, please visit www.domains.homes.
Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is the premier marketing partner for .Homes domains through Dominion Registries. Dominion Registries is a division of Dominion Enterprises and operates the Top Level Domain (TLD) namespace for .Autos, .Boats, .Homes, .Motorcycles and .Yachts.
For more information on .Homes domains, visit www.domains.homes/.
Homes.com is a top real estate search destination, visited by more than 14 million consumers each month. Homes.com leverages search visibility to connect this in-market audience with real estate professionals in their local areas of interest. Homes.com offers the following real estate marketing and media services: brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation to help real estate agents and other real estate related partners succeed online. For more information, visit www.Homes.com.
About Dominion Registries
Dominion Registries, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is the operator of the new Top Level Domain namespace for .Autos, .Boats, .Homes, .Motorcycles and .Yachts.
Dominion Registries provides high-quality, industry-defining website addresses to the automotive, marine, powersports and residential real estate communities. Working in partnership with the industries they serve, Dominion’s new domain name extensions deliver industry-specific internet content channels that are safe and secure for both businesses operating websites and consumers who seek relevant content to make important purchasing decisions. For more information, visit www.dominionregistries.com.
About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises is a leading online marketing and software services company offering client solutions across multiple targeted business verticals. Our widely recognized B2C web and mobile portals, including ForRent.com, Homes.com, CycleTrader.com and BoatTrader.com, generate nearly 30 million unique visits monthly. Our B2B cloud SaaS solutions directly support clients in establishing their online and mobile brands, generating leads, and managing customer relationships. Dominion Enterprises has more than 40 businesses and 3,000 employees in our Norfolk, Va. home office, across the U.S., and internationally.