Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Rainmaker
1,380,933
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm good with just owning the .com.  Thought about buying all the others for my own name, but that gets pricey quick with zero benefit other than preventing them from being bought.   I wouldn't even bother with a 301, just leave the page unhosted and save some $$ that way.

Apr 21, 2017 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
5,530,433
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

The most recognizable URL has a dot.com.  At first we did buy all the other stuff to prevent copy cats from doing that.  With certain brands we do recommend, particularly if they are very unique.  Some companies buy the mispelled version of their name...we do redirect only one of our domains to our main site.  On the subject of SEO, I would have to ask our expert.  A

Apr 21, 2017 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
846,260
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You don't need them all. If you want another real estate site, then I might get the dot com and dot net. Only other one I would consider right now is the dot blog which is managed by wordpress. Possibly a dot biz for some businesses. If I was an interior decorator, I might get dot com and dot design.  Won't help much wtih seo. lots of changes in the works. Also, too many redirects can slow your site speed way down.

Apr 21, 2017 09:53 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I only buy .com..... the rest of what you spewed is well beyond my paygrade.... simple folk here!!!! but you already know that...

Apr 21, 2017 09:13 AM
Ambassador
3,037,774
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not buy them all ... I just don't see the real need for it.  SEO will happen with great content and linking on any site.  

Apr 21, 2017 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
709,884
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Gets too onerous Fred. Trying to keep up and economically makes no sense. It's not what you have, it's what you do with it.

Apr 21, 2017 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA nailed this one!

Apr 22, 2017 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,664
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I know that godaddy always suggests this & it's a bunch of hooey. I've had to take a .net for my name because someone has the .com. I'm not going all crazy.

For a corp I would do it but just the big 3.

Apr 21, 2017 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
888,545
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

At first we did it so no one else would get them. But there are laws in place preventing people from using deceptively similar urls to draw traffic away. So it's really not necessary, although you may have to write C & D letters to an uninformed competitor or 2.

Apr 21, 2017 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,161,791
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I did not go beyond .com!

Apr 21, 2017 08:20 AM
Ambassador
4,558,854
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have a few .info URLs but mostly just .com. Not sure it's worth the money to buy all possible combinations for a single URL. But some wiser folks may have other opinions

Apr 21, 2017 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I took .net on my personal name and on the business name. .org doesn't matter to me since I'm a profit company. The .net was just for protection but I think it doesn't matter anymore.

Apr 21, 2017 07:36 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

I don't really feel the cost justifies the return for this tactic.

Apr 21, 2017 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,888,469
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When I bought my name, I did buy the .net also.

Apr 24, 2017 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
916,073
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not unless they are personal - my name and business name for example - otherwise no

And AFAIK redirects do nothing for SEO

Apr 22, 2017 09:00 AM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I just do .com

Apr 22, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,842
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No.

Apr 22, 2017 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
598,659
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, but I wish I had. There is another real estate company with the same name as mine but they have the ".co" and I have ".com" and it ticks me off that they are even allowed to do it. I don't lose business from it, but I get a lot of emails from people that are trying to write them and instead write me.

Apr 22, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,514,605
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not do that and not going to waste money. 

Apr 22, 2017 12:10 AM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - ideally one should buy all. However, I buy just two - .com and .info.

Apr 21, 2017 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

There are too many top level domains these days.

Apr 21, 2017 08:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I really do not know but would assume no.

Apr 21, 2017 06:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,214,634
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I think Go Daddy started tha t rumor  I own 2 completely different .coms

Apr 21, 2017 05:45 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There was a time I thought I needed a bundle of urls. I got several and the redirect fees mounted up. I am cutting back on all of that and focusing on good SEO.

Apr 21, 2017 05:08 PM
Rainer
318,713
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Only the .com

Apr 21, 2017 03:43 PM
Rainmaker
550,691
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have only purchased .com but am curious about the SEO question. I don't know the answer to this.

Apr 21, 2017 01:48 PM
Ambassador
3,259,516
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Fred we did not buy all of them and don't think we even considered it. Way back when we did buy a bunch of seo minded domains with grand ideas but putting them into play wasn't so easy - or necessary either.

Apr 21, 2017 01:00 PM
Rainmaker
3,322,398
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

For unique names i say yes. Too many try to copy cat what others do

Apr 21, 2017 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
520,651
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

If I am going to print advertise it then i get all the misspellings/variations of the .com version and then 301 them

fredgriffin.com

fredgrifin.com

Apr 21, 2017 11:25 AM
Rainer
353,510
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

I stopped at Dot Com because that's the only one you want.  You never want to use .biz, .net, or .org because when they see SaintFrancisProperty.biz, they will write .com into their browser and I will never see them.  Let the bottom feeders waste their money on all the copy cat stuff.  

Apr 21, 2017 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,059,148
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't buy anything but the .com except for my company name Carolinas Realty Partners and my name ninahollander. I redirect. But I have no idea what the real SEO impact is.

Apr 21, 2017 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,972,761
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Go point, have to see what otheres have to say!

 

Apr 21, 2017 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,647
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One purchase doesnt give it all...However the person behind it should

Apr 21, 2017 09:44 AM
Rainmaker
6,547,311
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Apr 21, 2017 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,457,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Makes sense.

Apr 21, 2017 08:49 AM
Ambassador
5,360,794
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If they are available and you can afford it then I am sure it will help.

 

Apr 21, 2017 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,339
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I haven't so far

I am very very late to this post and all seems to have been solved/answered here :-) Happy Days!

Mar 29, 2018 06:24 PM