Why choose a .re domain?
Everything you need to know re: this domain. The .re domain name was originally intended for Réunion, a French island located in the Indian Ocean, but these days companies have found all kinds of other use cases. From realtors to engineers and insurance companies, .re domain is showing up more and more in the business world.
.re facts, stats & history
.re is administered by AFNIC, a French association established to monitor French country code top-level domains (ccTLD). Today, the domain extension is most commonly associated with the real estate industry, but many other industries have also adopted the ccTLD. .re only approves two-character domains if at least one is a number which means that fi.re, for instance, isn’t permitted.
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Is .re right for you?
As a newer TLD, there's more availability for .re domains than .com and .co. This means you have a higher likelihood of getting the exact .re domain name that you want. And since search engines don’t prioritize domain extensions, choosing a .re domain name won’t hurt your SEO.
Ideas for your .re domain
Outside of businesses based in Réunion, .re has been adopted by businesses across a number of categories. Real estate agents, firms, and developers use it to represent their space, as do reverse engineering firms. Others use it as a domain hack to reduce the length of their website URL.
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FAQ - Learn more about .re domains
.re is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Réunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean just East of Madagascar. These days it’s used more commonly by real estate brands and for clever domain hacks.
A .re domain name remains a great choice for businesses based in Réunion as they look to build credibility and loyalty among locals. It can also be used as a domain hack for brands whose name ends in “re” to make their URL simple and memorable.
The .re domain was originally limited to French registrants, but since 2011, it’s been available to all European individuals, companies, and organizations.
Yes! You can buy your branded .re domain names through Shopify.
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