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Rainmaker
581,071
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

We own a business that does hosting and have our own server in a professional co-location building. We work with over 100 domains. I learned to do html early on and still like to do some of my own designs. Not data base driven and maybe as slick, but I can whip a website up in no time. Which means we have total control and Google loves us. As to email, though, I prefer GMAIL.

Mar 16, 2016 02:13 AM
Rainmaker
4,889,616
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do use my domain for email.

Mar 17, 2016 04:45 AM
Rainer
45,807
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

I use my own domain that I purchased from GoDaddy but my email is hosted by WebHostingHub.com because they offer 24/7 support and it is in the US so I get a good connection when I call (because it isn't tranferred to some other country) and the people there are quick to respond.

Mar 17, 2016 02:52 AM
Ambassador
5,361,540
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

After trying several in the 90's and eary 2000's, I have gone to a more stable email called gmail.

Mar 17, 2016 01:56 AM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - gmail provides about 30GB of storage for your 'vanilla' email address....

And I think GoDaddy does not sell unlimited webmail now.

Mar 16, 2016 03:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,381,073
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, my own domain.  GoDaddy for me.

Mar 16, 2016 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, registered with GoDaddy but on a private exchange server.

Mar 16, 2016 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

No, but will look into Godaddy again. I use my company's email address for business.

Mar 16, 2016 03:02 AM
Rainer
34,150
Doug Perry
Strategic Real Estate Trainers - Chicago, IL

I set up my domain with GoDaddy.  Office 365 Email Essentials is my email provider, but I send and receive everything via Gmail.

Mar 16, 2016 02:39 AM
Ambassador
3,037,949
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do ... and I have a virtual private server.  Other hosting companies kept failing me ... servers down ... sites down ... that is not good for business. 

Mar 16, 2016 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I use a virtual email address that forwards to my gmail.com account. It is hosted through GoDaddy.

Mar 16, 2016 01:18 AM
Rainmaker
40,454
Diana L Faulkner
Romanoff Realty - Alamo Heights, TX
Alamo Heights Homes for Sale - Concierge Service

I don't yet use my own domain.  I use a cable address which I have had for nearly 20 years.  I work with SOI primarily and don't need to rock the boat.  At one time I used the company email.  However, the server would go down periodically for service.  Those instances of the server being unavailable usually was at the worst possible time. 

Mar 16, 2016 01:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,409
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Godaddy is the most affordable domain sites.  I suspect they will raise fees as the company lost $76M...... Do not understand why that mom and pop operation is a public company....

Mar 16, 2016 01:13 AM
Rainer
98,723
Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

My own domain, so that my contacts can still reach me if/when I move brokerages or start out on my own. I'm using Google Apps for business, and I have just the one address so it's $50/year. Never ever had a problem with Google mail services; used to have all sorts of problems with running e-mail through the same providers as our web hosting over the years. Never doing that again.

Mar 16, 2016 01:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,942
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, we do not as we try to make it easy for our clients to remember our email without the added twist. It might make a good idea though just to capture that added marketing boost. Thanks!

Mar 16, 2016 12:48 AM