What is a "domain
A domain name is the label used to identify your
real estate website, for example, yourname.com
or yourcity.com. In order for visitors to access
your site on the Internet, you must select a unique
domain name and register it with an accredited
domain name service like The Design People.
What kinds of things should
I consider when choosing a real estate domain
Because your domain name will represent your real
estate business, a general rule to follow is make
sure that the name you choose is easy to spell,
easy to remember and instills confidence. It's
a good idea for you to try to stick .com or .net
names, as those are the most commonly accepted
and trusted by visitors to your real estate website.
Your domain name can be up to 67 characters long
and can include almost any combination of letters,
numbers and dashes. However, use care as complicated
or long domain names may break the first rule
I picked out a domain
name. How can I find out if it is available?
You can quickly check to see if a domain name
is available by visiting our domain name registration
page (domains.thedesignpeople.com). Type in your
domain name into the appropriate area and click
'Search.' The Design People will find out if that
name is currently available. If the domain name
is already registered, you may want to try variations
of the name.
Someone else is already
using the domain name I want. Is there anything
I can do?
Once a domain name is registered, it belongs to
the person or company that registered it. If you
are really interested in having a domain name
that is already registered to someone else, you
can contact the owner of the domain name to find
out if the name is for sale or you can wait for
the registration to expire.
Can I have more than one
domain name? Can they both point to the same Web
Yes. You can have as many domain names as you
like. You can have each domain name point to a
different site, or you can have multiple domain
names point to the same real estate website. Registering
multiple domain names for the same can help prevent
competitors from poaching your potential customers.
When picking multiple domain names-or aliases-for
the same site, consider variations of your name
such as common misspellings as well as both singular
and plural versions of the name. Contact an The
Design People design consultant to find out how.