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Gary Branscombe
Realtypath LLC - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Your Preferred Realtor in the Salt Lake City Area

I own about 5 and looking to get more. I agree with Chuck Willman 

Feb 17, 2015 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My aquisition of domain names is driven by the data revealed in the MLS data and charted in the Market in a minute reports. When I see a community meeting the profile about to exceed 8% mobility, I start getting my pieces in the right position. A domian that aligns with the community plus a message of relevance can easily get 30% click throughs.

@Debbie Gartner , you would be well advised to create an Identity seperate from your existing business. I would suggest curating the great ideas you have shared with so many, and many I'm sure we have no knowledge of, and consider starting a brand. One such accidental super star is Pot Pie Girl. You have what it takes. You have demonstrated you can create a loyal following. Put big G to work and find that girl. 

Feb 17, 2015 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I fully own 3.  I have another website that my franchise owns, but I "rent" at no charge.

I plan on buying another 1 or 2 and point them towards my main domain.

Feb 17, 2015 07:01 AM
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Raymond Denton
Homesmart / Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
Shady Canyon Specialist

I had to log into my godaddy account to see - I have 90.  I'll always remember the first one I purchased, my last name, denton.org.  It was February 11, 2000, a Thursday night.  I attended an Internet Marketing course that evening, after work, and the Instructor taught us how to register domain names, via Network Solutions.  At that time Network Solutions was the only game in town, and the price was $35.00 per year, two year minimum.  For the past 15 years all my family members have had an email address that matches their first and last name.

Feb 17, 2015 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
4,309,155
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roughly about 10

Feb 17, 2015 04:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I own about 10 at present.

Feb 17, 2015 02:30 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

None. I am just a member on Praful's team.

Jun 26, 2018 10:30 PM
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Trevor Barzee
Promote Your Projects & Promote Yourself With Location Cubed Design.
"Making You The Authority In Your Marketplace"

My company owns a few thousand, and after "building out" websites for hundreds and hundreds of them, we've come to a fairly direct conclusion. It's not the size of your domain list that matters, it's how you use it. The "exact match domain" strategy, wherein your domain name contains the keywords (or keyword phrase) you're targeting is actually starting to come to an end. As Ernest Hemingway said about bankruptcy - this'll happen "...gradually, then suddenly.". In the past, my company would "build-out" many in depth-websites pertaining to a particular niche. We'd use these "exact match" domains. We're steering away from this now. This only applies to phrases such as "LeaseToOwn.com, or ThreeBedroomHomesLosAngeles.com - you get the point. Where it wouldn't be applicable is when promoting one particular project, such as One57.com for One 57 in NYC. It's a brand, and therefore okay. Getting your name, AnnetteLawrence.com would be a must, but going crazy with it and getting stuff like AnnetteLawrenceSellsHouses.com and so on, just really isn't necessary any longer unless you have a lot of spare time. Domains alone do nothing. You really have to have a lot of good, pertinent content on each and every domain - or its' just gonna sit there idle.

Feb 21, 2015 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Probably about 2 dozen and I use many of them to point to my primary websites.

Feb 17, 2015 09:11 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I own 7 now and am focusing on leveraging them more rather than buying more domains.

Feb 17, 2015 12:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

About 15 I think.  When I think of a good one, I buy it.

Feb 17, 2015 10:15 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

I belong to the godaddy discount domain buyer club. We own hundreds of domains. 

Feb 17, 2015 08:21 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

A half dozen. I was going to grab some more but without housing them I don't see the purpose unless I am going to redirect them. Frankly I have all I can manage now.

Feb 17, 2015 08:04 AM
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William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Quite a few and still purchasing. It is good to keep checking if there are certain ones that you want. 

Feb 17, 2015 07:48 AM
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Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

I have around 4 right now but used to have more than 6 ... trying to cut down....

Feb 17, 2015 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
742,772
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

William Feela some say ONE is the lonliest number, next to number two.

David Selman seems your domain count falls in like with the norm

Quiz: how many domains must you own to get 'bulk' rates from Godaddy?

Raymond Denton most certainly gets bulk rates with 90 in his existing inventory. Feb 11th, 2000, that is a great story.

Feb 17, 2015 07:15 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I own 10 domains with 3 active websites. The others I just point to the various site. My main site is SearchNewOrleansRealEstate.com

Feb 17, 2015 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
742,772
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Gary Branscombe good domain names are worth something. However, when they blasted away the controls on names, many find a .us or .guru or .natterhorn to be equally effective.

Praful Thakkar unlike so many things real estate folks buy, a domain name can have many lives.

 

Feb 17, 2015 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
742,772
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Chuck Willman that's right, it is real property and can be leveraged. My total inventory was much greater than 29 just a few years ago.

Gabe Sanders Ron & Alexandra Seigel Ten, that's a nice round number. Keeps your engagement much more focused.

Feb 17, 2015 06:59 AM
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Mike Belobradic
Johnston & Daniel Oakville - Oakville, ON
Your Trusted Advisor in Oakville Real Estate

I have about 75 of them that are real estate related. Most of those are a holdover from my early days when I wasn't quite sure which direction I was going to go with my real estate business. I forward them to my two main sites. I may let some go over time, but for now I am hanging on to them.

Feb 17, 2015 06:33 AM
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David Selman
Selman Home Inspections, Inc. - Dallas, TX
Certified Master Home Inspector

We have 17 URLs

Feb 17, 2015 06:01 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

1!!!!!!!

Feb 17, 2015 05:56 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence well it seems everyone has about 10-12...so let me reconsider my decision of 'let it go'!

Feb 17, 2015 05:43 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence - about 20 - and I don't use almost 15 of them (and still keep on renewing it! Thanks for the question - I'll take a look at it and 'let it go'!)

Feb 17, 2015 05:42 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

About 10 to 12, I'd have to count.

Feb 17, 2015 05:00 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I own a couple dozen. Some are for real estate. Some are to use or sell down the road. Yes- domain names are properties that can be transacted- so I keep a few in reserve.

Feb 17, 2015 12:01 AM