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.”

For more information on .Homes domains, visit www.Domains.Homes or to register a .Homes name visit Register.Homes.

About Homes.com
Homes.com offers today’s demanding homebuyers, renters, and those somewhere in between a simply smarter home search with a more personalized and conversational way to find their next home. Since its launch over 25 years ago, Homes.com offers real estate professionals brand and property advertising, search engine marketing, and instant response lead generation to help them succeed online. For more information, visit Homes.com.

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