In 2011, NAR applied with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate a NEW branded .REALTOR top level domain (TLD). Soon hundreds of new domains will be available on the Internet, but only .REALTOR means the trusted source in real estate.
The goal of .REALTOR is to create a name space where home buyers, sellers and investors can go to find the most credible, trusted real estate information, resources, and professional services on-line — and ensure they are working with a REALTOR®.
Only members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) can call themselves REALTORS®, and only REALTORS® will be allowed to use the .REALTOR domain in connection with their names and businesses.
NAR is encouraging brokers and their agents to sign-up by Friday, January 31, 2014 to receive advance email notification for priority registration of your .REALTOR domain(s) one day before the general release, at www.SignUpForDotREALTOR.com.
NAR will provide the first 500,000 members who register with a FREE one-year license for a .REALTOR domain.
To be eligible to participate and receive advance notification you must sign-up before January 31, 2014.
NOTE: This opportunity is exclusively for domains that include the names of REALTOR® members. Information on registrations for offices and others will be provided at a later date.
Domains will also be made available to REALTOR® offices; state and local REALTOR® associations; association multiple listing services; affiliated institutes, societies and councils; and other NAR-approved licensees at a later date.
Final approval and launch of the .REALTOR domain is anticipated in 2014.
For More Info and the Latest Updates: including Talking Points, FAQ, and an informative video, visit http://www.REALTOR.org/Domain.
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