Are You Ready? Claim Your .REALTOR Domain on October 23 2014

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) is pleased to announce that on Oct. 23, 2014, NAR members can claim their .REALTOR domain. With .REALTOR, members can instantly communicate to consumers their status as a REALTOR® in their website address, strengthen their connection to the REALTOR® brand, and identify themselves as a trusted source for real estate information. NAR will provide a FREE .REALTOR domain for one year to the first 500,000 members who register.

Process of Claiming a Domain Starting on Oct. 23, 2014

· Beginning October 23, members will be able to create an account at www.claim.REALTOR, choose their .REALTOR domain name(s) and check out.

· .REALTOR domains will NOT be available through existing domain registration websites. They will only be available at www.claim.REALTOR.

· All domain names will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

· Only members will be allowed to use the .REALTOR domain in connection with their name.

· There are specific naming guidelines for .REALTOR, which are outlined at www.about.REALTOR



· The first 500,000 members who register will receive a FREE .REALTOR domain for one year.

· After the first free domain, pricing for additional domains will start at $39.95. Discounts for multiple domains and multiple year purchases will be available. For more information on pricing visit, www.about.REALTOR

· All .REALTOR domain purchases include a FREE profile website from realtor.com® that allows members to integrate content from their social networks, include all of their listings, and feature client recommendations—in one convenient location.


Priority Registration List

· Some NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) members signed up on the priority registration list between Q4 2013 and Q1 2014.

· These members will have 72 hours in advance of the October 23 launch date to claim their .REALTOR domain.

· Priority registration was only available to members, not offices/firms, boards/associations and MLSs.


General Release

· On Oct. 23, domain registration will be open to all NAR and CREA members to claim their .REALTOR domain.


Background Information

· The .REALTOR domain creates a name space for REALTORS® online, instantly identifying them as a credible source of real estate information who follows a strict Code of Ethics.

· NAR is one of the first Associations that was approved a top level domain exclusively for its membership, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to its members and showcasing the value of the REALTOR® brand.

· In future phases, domains will also be made available to state and local REALTOR® Associations and REALTOR® owned and operated MLSs; Association multiple listing services; affiliated institutes, societies and councils; and other NAR-approved licensees.

· .REALTOR is available only to REALTORS®. The first 500,000 NAR and 10,000 CREA members to register a .REALTOR domain consisting of their name will receive one FREE domain, one per member.

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