What is .alsace?
Just like the city of Paris and the region of Brittany, Alsace applied for its own .alsace domain ending in order to promote the region's business and its online image. Created in the beginning of the 2010s, .alsace brings together various local actors, particularly the regional tourist industry, that can promote their businesses to internet users with a connection to this region. The .alsace domain ending also attracts people wishing to travel to the region for vacation or business.
Promoting a region's image with .alsace
Defined geographically, .alsace can be used by any institutions, organizations, businesses, or even individuals who want to have a domain name related to the Alsace region: either because their business is located there, because they're customers or on-site suppliers, or because they want to develop their business in the region. By choosing .alsace for your domain name, you're promoting your business and your community at the same time, all while benefiting from its excellent reputation.
With .alsace, you can be identified at a glance
By using .alsace for your domain name, you help improve your domain name's search engine ranking when internet users in Alsace search for your area of activity.
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Rules and particularities of .alsace domain names
.ALSACE domain names at Gandi.netAccreditation: Gandi has been accredited by La Région d'Alsace since December, 2014
Terms and ConditionsAssigning:
.ALSACE domain names are open to anyone that can demonstrate ties to Alsace at the time of and following the domain name registration.
The Registry reserves, at its sole discretion, the right to ask a domain name holder to provide demonstration of their ties to Alsace. You must be able to prove that You:
-reside in Alsace or,
-carry out professional, personal, commercial, or cultural activities, or
-substantiate any other direct or indirect attachment with Alsace (economic, social, cultural, historical, or other)
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place and third and fourth place)
IDN (accented domain names): no
Registration period: 1 year during Sunrise, Limited Registration period 1 and 2 and Landrush
1 to 10 years during General Availability
Second-level extensions: no
ProceduresRenewal: no later than 45 days before the expiration date domains are deactivated upon expiration. It is possible to renew up to 45 days following the expiration date
Disputes: policy / URSpolicy / UDRP
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started on the new registrar's interface with an auth code. Ensure that your domain does not have a TransferProhibited status, will not expire in less than 90 days, is older than 60 days and was not transferred the past 60 days. The successful transfer depends on your validation (by e-mail), and will renew the domain for 1 year.
Change of Ownership: available online via our website. The expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 30 days, see this table
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