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|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Réunion|
|Actual use||Used in Reunion Island|
|Registration restrictions||Local presence requirement no longer needed as of 6 December 2011|
|Structure||Registrations are made at second level, or at third level beneath some second-level names|
|Documents||Naming charter for .re|
|Dispute policies||Alternative Dispute Resolutions|
In recent years, the .re TLD has been increasingly used for real estate-related domains (RE = Real Estate), including place names (neighborhoods, cities, countries, etc.), real estate companies, developers/projects, property-related websites, and individual realtors and estate agents around the world. The .re domain has also been applied to insurance and reinsurance companies (e.g. swiss.re), and words ending in .re (for example, adventu.re), similar to contractions used with other TLDs (for example, websites such as bit.ly and delicio.us). Domains with the .re TLD can be registered with some of the largest online registrars such as Name.com, as well as most European domain registrars.
Since 6 December 2011, the rules for registering French domains have changed. The owner of a domain does not need to be based in France anymore. All European individuals, companies and organizations can register French domains. This change affects not only fr-domains, but also .re. For registrants who do not possess a European Union address, a number of trustee services are available so that anyone can register, own and operate a .re domain. Trustee services are offered by companies such as Afnic.fr, 101domain.com, European Domain Centre and Domain.re.
.re allows two-character domains with at least one number. So, m7.re or 42.re are acceptable, while fi.re is not.
In addition to direct second level registrations, registrations have been made at the third level beneath these names:
- .asso.re - associations
- .nom.re - surnames
- .com.re - commercial (unrestricted registration)
Starting from December 6, 2011, domain names at the official subdomains can no longer be registered. The owner of such domain names can renew their existing domains.
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