The .re TLD
- More than 20,000 businesses and organisations (August 2013 figure) use it to affirm their affiliation to this department of France and its Internet community.
The .re extension is a top level Internet domain (TLD) that refers to the territorial space of Reunion Island, a French overseas department. It is used by companies and organizations to mark their national affiliation, or to specifically target the public living within the department by highlighting their mutual proximity. As for the .fr TLD, the management of .re domain names has been entrusted to Afnic, the French acronym for "Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération" (French Association for Internet Naming in Cooperation). and is governed by a Naming policy. The policy ensures respect for the public good, the rights of third parties, and the technical quality of domain name services for the .re TLD. In practice, a .re domain name consists of 2 to 63 alphanumeric characters. Domain names with the .re TLD also benefit from the same level of stability, performance, and security as .fr domain names. In particular, the .re extension uses the DNSSEC internet protocol, ensuring the integrity of DNS information from the .re namespace.
Available to the European Union
Domain names with the .re extension are available to any European company or individual residing within the European Union as well as in Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The reservation of .re domain names, for an automatically renewable period of 12 months, is exclusively performed through registrars , the list of which can be found on the AFNIC website.