Be Among the First to Secure .REALTOR® Domain Name
NAR recently announced the launch of their latest awareness campaign, which focuses on the .REALTOR top level domain name. As online domains will no longer just include .com, .gov, .edu, .org, etc., NAR applied to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate a new branded .REALTOR top level domain. Only members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association can call themselves REALTORS®, and only real estate professionals who are REALTORS® will be allowed to use the .REALTOR domain. The campaign will bring awareness to the new domain, showcase its benefits to members and encourage them to sign-up now to receive advance notification to claim their domain as soon as it becomes available. Through January 30, 2014, members can sign up at www.SignUpForDotREALTOR.com to receive advance email notification for priority registration of .REALTOR domains, one day prior to general release. In the meantime, Go Daddy, and other domain sellers are beginning to promote a list of top level domains which will become available, including .REALTOR. These domain sellers have no relationship with NAR, nor the sale of .REALTOR domains. Members should not pre-register or pay an outside company for a .REALTOR top level domain, as NAR will oversee registrations for .REALTOR when it is approved by ICANN. Additionally, NAR will provide members who register with a FREE one-year license for a .REALTOR domain name of their choice.