June 11th, 2004.
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) announced its purchase of over 717 additional websites today. InterNACHI, which dominates the internet with multi-million hit-per-month monster sites like www.FindAnInspector.US , www.InspectorLocator.com, www.InspectorNow.com, and www.InspectorSEEK.com is the world's largest inspection association and the largest generator of leads for the home inspection industry.
"Search engines treat domain names and portions thereof differently than they treat text or meta-tags. Despite a domain name often being the combination of more than one word such as newyorkhomeinspector.org, google for instance, automatically splits up the search to be equivalent to new york home inspector. A full state or province name followed by the word or words home inspector are the most popular searches next to the phrase certified home inspectors. Therefore for search engine purposes we registered or purchased a variety of combinations that captures consumers and eventually whittles down their search results to solely InterNACHI members who service the area being sought." said Chris Morrell of InterNACHI.
Simultaneously today, InterNACHI released a member-controlled profile editor which permits members to carve-out their own market using zip/postal codes.
In April of this year, InterNACHI entered into an intent-to-purchase agreement with one of the nation's largest domain-squatting company with the intent to convert some 45,000+ domain names to InterNACHI member lead generators. Gromicko said "Our goal is to own one million InterNACHI member lead generators." The 717 new websites InterNACHI purchased today are: