A .re domain name is the country code domain name for Réunion Island; a French overseas department in the Indian Ocean.
Who can use a .re domain name?
Individuals, businesses, or organizations with an association to Réunion Island can apply for a .re domain name.
To register a domain you must have a local presence. The registrant should provide an address, telephone number, and e-mail in Réunion Island.
Tip: To check if you meet the local presence requirement, please refer to your registrar's FAQs.
Who regulates .re Domain Name?
The Réunion Island Network Information Center (AFNIC) is responsible for all top-level domain names in Réunion Island. AFNIC is a joint technical department of the French Institute for Research and Development (IRD) and Réunion Island Network Information Center.
Tips to choose ideal .re Domain Name:
If you've already registered your business or personal website with a different extension, it may be possible to transfer the domain over to your new .re domain name. This will mean moving the records from one registrar over to another.
Tip: It's best to ask your current host if there are any costs involved with this process; some companies charge a fee while others, like Namecheap, offer free transfers.
Common Subdomains for .re Domain
Some common subdomains for .re domain names are:
info.re - This subdomain is ideal for individuals who want to publish basic information about themselves.
geo.re - This subdomain is used by geocachers to exchange GPS coordinates.
link.re - This subdomain is mainly associated with websites that are used to link other sites together.
.edu.re - This subdomain is exclusively for educational institutions that are not government-owned.
In order to use these subdomains, an applicant must first register a .com.re or com.re website and contact AFNIC with their domain name registrar's authorization code.
Can you register .re Domain Without Local Presence?
Applicants who don't have a local presence in Réunion Island can use a third-party service that will act as their representative. You can use any of these three services depending on your geographical location:
Réside, if you're located in Réunion Island Amedias, for people from Europe and Africa Amazon Cloudfront or Amazon Route 53, if you're not in the European Economic Area (EEA).
What Documents Do You Need to Register .re Domain Name?
Applicants living or working in Réunion Island need to provide:
Proof of your identities, such as a copy of an ID card and passport Proof of your address, such as bank statements and utility bills A local phone number or E-mail address Réside or Amedias authorization code.
Applicants that don't have a local presence in the country will need to provide:
Your company's registration number Your business license, if you are a registered business Owner approval for using their company name as representative Proof of your identity Proof of your address.
How Much Does .re Domain Name Cost?
The annual registration fee for a .re domain name ranges between €8.75 and €33.25 depending on the length of your chosen domain name. You should also expect to pay an additional charge if you wish to redirect your new domain name to another web address.
A transfer costs €8.75 while modifying contact information costs €6.75 per modification.
If you need to make any changes, you'll also have to pay a change fee of €5.49 and a reactivation fee of €15.50 if your domain name is not renewed before the transfer process begins.
Finally, transferring a .com or com.re domain name to AFNIC costs €14.75 while transferring a .net or net.re to AFNIC will set you back €11.65.