Consumer real estate resource and real estate marketing solutions provider Homes.com has announced the sunrise or trademark period for the new 'dot HOMES' or .Homes domain is now open for eligible trademark holders.
General availability begins May 12.
Whether renting or buying, Homes.com says 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," says Homes.com president David Mele.
“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,” Mele says.
“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," Mele adds.
.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/.