Exclusively available to housing industry beginning May 12

Norfolk, Virginia (May 12, 2016) – Homes.com®, a top consumer real estate resource and leading provider of marketing solutions for real estate professionals, announced today that the new “dot HOMES” or .Homes top-level domain is now open to the real estate industry for registration.

Buying or even renting a home is a major purchase, and consumers want to know they are doing business with a verified real estate professional. The search for a home is often stressful because many people are not sure where to look or whom to trust. An exclusive .Homes domain helps real estate professionals build consumer trust with a memorable name.

What is .Homes?  .Homes is a new top-level domain that offers immediate and exclusive branding to the housing industry.

Why does it matter? .Homes is only available to real estate professionals who meet rules for application.  Owning a .Homes domain will instantly convey trust and build credibility with consumers looking for their next home or home-related service.

Who can apply? .Homes domains are exclusively available to businesses that provide products and services to the housing industry, including 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.

When can .Homes be registered? Registration for .Homes opened on May 12. .Homes domain names may be secured on a first-come, first-served basis at Register.Homes.

“We believe .Homes offers real estate professionals the chance to secure a memorable domain that aligns with their marketing efforts, while at the same time helping consumers find them more easily,” said David Mele, president of Homes.com. “Professionals in the housing industry can now exclusively register their personal name, business name, or a combination of a niche market or local area to match their branding and stand out from their competition, while assuring consumers they’re a credible source for real estate information.”

Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is the premier marketing partner for .Homes domains through Dominion Registries. For more information on .Homes domains, visit www.Domains.Homes or to register a .Homes name visit Register.Homes.

About Homes.com
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.

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