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September 17, 2014

GoDaddy Will Not Sell .REALTOR Domains

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GoDaddy Will Not Sell .REALTOR Domains

The world of online domains is opening up – .com, .org, .edu, and other commonly-used domains will soon stand alongside new domains like .doctor, .music, .lawyer, .REALTOR, and hundreds of others coming to the Web.

Domain sellers such as GoDaddy are beginning to promote a list of top level domains which will become available, including .REALTOR.   These domain sellers have no relationship with NAR or the sale of .REALTOR domains. 

NAR members should not pre-register or pay money to an outside company for a .REALTOR top level domain because NAR will oversee registrations for .REALTOR when it is approved by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).  Only NAR members are eligible for a .REALTOR domain and membership will be verified via the NRDS system at registration. 

Additionally, NAR plans to provide members a free .REALTOR domain that is associated with their name for one year on a first-come, first-serve basis.  NAR’s goal is to ensure the trademarked term, REALTOR®, is used properly—that is, to denote a member of the National Association of REALTORS®.

NAR expects to roll out the domain in 2014. Read more about the new .REALTOR domain.

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