Get yourself a .re domain name
The .re domain ending was created in 1997 as the official domain ending for Réunion, one of France's overseas departments. While this domain name was made especially for individuals and organizations (including businesses) on the island of Réunion, it's possible register a .re domain name if you're from anywhere in the European Union: like .fr, .re is managed by the Association française pour le nommage Internet en coopération (Afnic).
Expand your reach overseas with a .re domain name
You can register a .re domain name if you're from any country in the European Union, but also Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, or Iceland, whether you're an individual or an organization, including businesses, for anywhere between one and ten years. Why miss out? A .re domain name is secure, and governed by Afnic's naming policies, which guarantee quality of technical services, but also respect for the rights of third parties and the public interest.
Today, more than 32,000 businesses or individuals have a .re domain name, which provides them with real visibility in Réunion, but also in the surrounding region.
A solid level of stability and performance for .re
Because .re is managed by Afnic, it has the same high level of stability and performance — and also security — that .fr does, which is why it enjoys an excellent reputation with many businesses. DNSSEC, a protocol that ensures the integrity of DNS responses, is also available on .re.
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Rules and particularities of .re domain names
.re domain names at Gandi
Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by AFNIC since March 2004.
Terms and Conditions
Attribution: .re is open to any individual residing and any legal entity having its headquarter or principal place of business in the European Economic Area or in Switzerland. We strongly suggest that legal persons fill out the organization identification fields (VAT number, SIREN, WALDEC, DUNS, etc.) as this will facilitate any verification that AFNIC might perform at a later date.
The same eligibility conditions apply to the administrative contact.
Syntax: From 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters or hyphen (other than in the first or last place).
IDN (accented domain names): Yes.
Registration period: 1 to 10 years.
Second-level extensions: No.
Reserved domain names: Names and terms subject to additional particular conditions and to AFNIC prior review (Naming Charter Article 2.4):
- domain names previously reserved or prohibited open to applicants that justify a legitimate right and act in good faith
- names beginning with "ville-", "mairie-", "agglo-", "cc-", "cg-", "cr-" subject to AFNIC naming conventions rules.
Renewal: Domains are deactivated upon expiration, it is possible to renew up to 28 days following the expiration date.
Disputes: SYRELI and EXPERT ADR.
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 and it does not expire soon. A transfer usually takes 8 days (22 days if the losing registrar refuses the transfer request). The transfer renews the domain name for one year.
Change of Ownership: Available on our interface, the procedure consists in email confirmation by both former and new domain name owner. The expiration date remains unchanged.
Deletion process: Quarantine of 30 days, see the table.
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