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New Website Suffixes Broaden Options For Real Estate Professionals

December 26, 2013  |  by Ellen

dreamstime_6539359_smallThe group in charge of URL suffixes on the Internet has approved over a thousand new names that are designed to widen the choices organizations have when it comes to how they name their website. Suffixes are what comes at the end of a web address, such as .COM or .EDU.

The legal group Ballard Spahr broke this news and provided a list of extensions that are specific to real estate to the HousingWire website. Here are some examples of the new suffixes:

.BROKER
.HOME
.HOMES
.INVESTMENTS
.LAND
.LEASE
.MORTGAGE
.REALESTATE
.REALTOR
.REALTY

As you can see this opens up the field considerably and will allow for niches within the industry to differentiate themselves from one another. There are more on the complete list and many, many more coming to industries of every sector (.clothing, .plumbing, .menu—just to name a few).

Would you choose to use one of these extensions over the common .COM? Tell us your thoughts.

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5 responses to “New Website Suffixes Broaden Options For Real Estate Professionals”

  1. Boyd says:

    A bit on the fence as I have .COM myself int o recognition. Although BoydCampbell.Realtor sounds nice. However, it's a bit long and that concerns me as most of us are migrating to fewer key strokes. This concern of my won't preclude the adoption but may hamper and limit..

  2. Absolutely wonderful! What a great way for differentiation.

  3. Ron S says:

    Yes, I would use. You can still have search hits directed to another URL but this would potentially give realtors the ability to brand themselves personally.

  4. Bonnie Kyte says:

    I absolutely would use one of these

  5. Linda Hicks says:

    Absolutely! I would far use my name.realtor than my name.com. Great tool! for Realtors

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