Realogy.com: Major real estate corp moves to Réunion ccTLD
Realogy, an American real estate services company founded in 2006 owns and franchises several real estate brands and brokerages. Operating from the matching domain, Realogy.com, it offers relocation, lead generation, title, and settlement services.
So far so good.
The company announced its domain rebranding that departs from the Realogy brand and moves onto becoming Anywhere. Sure, why not, except that they didn’t acquire Anywhere.com, a vacation planning portal.
Realogy chose to move onto a domain hack, but once again their choice of Anywhere.re made us scratch our head in disbelief. The obvious domain hack, Anywhe.re wasn’t chosen, apparently because it’s not available.
Dot .re is the ccTLD of Réunion, a French department in the Indian Ocean and part of Africa.
Realogy followers could not believe this type of botched rebranding either. Says Brad Bowman on Twitter:
In the great traditions of the #WORST rebrandings *see @CENTURY21
and @coldwellbanker’s rebrandings… #Realogy keeps with tradition and develops the worst possible rebranding…
Domain investors and brand specialists should treat this domain rebranding as a lesson in what not to do.
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