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What is a .reit domain?

From a first glance, the .REIT domain tells internet users who you are and what you do. The .REIT domain is being enthusiastically adopted by REIT entities that own or finance income-producing real estate. .REIT domains are credible and targeted, giving your brand an instant affiliation with the real estate industry. .REIT domain is a restricted domain, meaning only certain people and groups can register one. All .REIT domain users are verified, which tells the world and customers that you are an actual REIT entity, not just a REIT sponsor, holding company, or other affiliated entity, making you a trustworthy resource on the internet. The .REIT domain is versatile and attention-grabbing, adding a serious boost to your personal and professional brand.

A .REIT domain name is short, professional and memorable helping you improve your search engine rank with keywords directly in the URL. It's no doubt that someone searching online for real estate investment trust is more likely to click on a link that has the .REIT keyword they were searching for in the domain name and as we know every click on organic search results means dollars saved in paid marketing - and that's a big win!

The future of the internet is new and precise domain names that give customers a taste of your brand before they even visit your website. Establish yourself as an industry leader, enhance your online marketing, and differentiate your brand from the competition with .REIT domain, the namespace dedicated to the most profitable real estate.

How do I buy a .reit domain?

To purchase your .reit domain name, you must first search for the availability of the unique phrase (without spaces or with hyphens). If the domain name is available, you may then add it to the cart to register for 1 year(s). If the domain is not available, then either modify your phrase, or inquire about purchasing the name outright through 101domain's Domain Concierge Service.

Nareit, the registry authorized to operate the .reit domain, has accredited 101domain to provide domain registration services for .reit domains.

  • 101domain is .reit Accredited
  • You can trust 101domain to do it right, because domain names are our specialty.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .reit registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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How do I start a .reit website?

Once you have registered your .reit domain name, if you want to utilize it as a website or email address, you will need to associate it with a cloud-based hosting service like Easy Website Builder, a server-based hosting service like Web Hosting, or an email and collaboration service like Google Workspace.

A website can be built either through a browser-based builder, an installed content management system like WordPress or Drupal, or done professionally by a web designer/developer. Additionally, it is recommended securing your website with SSL, and enhancing your website's speed using Secure Web Accelerator.

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How do I transfer a .reit domain?

Transferring your .reit domain name is a fast and easy process. To get started, you'll need an Authorization Code from the registrar that currently has the domain registered. Once you have that, get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below or visit our Transfers Page, enter your domain name to transfer in, provide the Authorization Code, and our system will process the transfer.

Every .reit domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system. If you are not provided an Authorization Code or having problems locating it, contact our Domain Specialists to help you navigate the process.

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FAQs for .reit

.reit domain names are available for 1 year(s).
The domain registration time frame for .reit during general availability is 2 Days.
.reit Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 1 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab-; and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab
DNSSEC is available for .reit domain. Enabling DNSSEC will protect .reit domain names against counterfeit DNS data by providing origin authentication and integrity protection on that data. DNSSEC can be configured in your domain name's DNS panel.
Trustee Service is not available for .reit extension. Trustee Service can help satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name.
Your .reit domain name can be hosted on any hosting platform, whether a cloud-based website builder service like's Easy Website Builder or server hosting platform like Web Hosting using Plesk.
No. At present the .reit domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. After the 40 day grace period, there is a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name for an additional $150 USD.
The registry that manages the registration of domain names with the .reit Top Level Domain is Nareit. You may visit them at

Domain Requirements for .reit

Eligibility Requirements Overview

The full Eligibility Requirements should be viewed in the .REIT Registry Policies

Only Qualified REITs are eligible to apply for a domain name in .REIT. Consistent with the Commentary on the OECD Model Tax Convention, a REIT is a real estate business exhibiting the following characteristics: (1) ownership must be widely held; (2) a majority of assets and income are real estate related; (3) a majority of income is distributed annually to shareholders (pursuant to applicable law; regulatory or stock exchange requirements or customs; or in order that its distributions be deductible from entity-level income tax); and (4) there is only one level of tax on income distributed by the REIT.

Whether an entity applying for a second-level domain is a qualifying REIT will be determined by: (1) whether a Qualifying REIT regime is in place in the jurisdiction in which the Applicant/Registrant is subject to laws concerning REITs; and (2) whether the Registrant is duly organized and operating as a REIT under the jurisdiction’s laws.

For U.S. REITs, the following criteria must be met: (1) it must be domiciled in the United States and chartered in one state of the United States or the District of Columbia and in good standing in that jurisdiction; (2) it must be a U.S. taxpayer, and identified as either an equity or mortgage REIT in Item G of its most recent U.S. income tax return on Form 1120 REIT; and (3) it must be operating as a REIT.

For Ex-U.S. REITs, the following criteria must be met: (1) it must be domiciled in a foreign country recognized by NAREIT to have enacted or otherwise ratified laws and/or regulations authorizing REITs and recognized and lawfully operating as a REIT in accordance with the REIT laws of its home country and operating lawfully as a REIT; and (2) it must be operating as a REIT.

For specific information about this, please refer to Appendix 1, page 15 in the .REIT Registry Policies. Applicants will be required to provide certain information to the Registry Operator to verify eligibility. Examples of the type of information that may be required can also be found in Appendix 1.

Naming Policies Overview

The full naming policies should be viewed in the .REIT Registry Policies

Applicants may register and operate only one (1) domain name, provided that Applicants/Registrants that own, manage or control multiple REITs may register a domain name on behalf of each of its REITs, or each of those REITs may itself be a Registrant.

Applicants may only register a domain name: (1) that corresponds to its legal trade name(s), or (2) is the name by which it is commonly known, which may include acronyms, registered and common law trademarks, and exchange ticker symbols. Registration of domain names using generic or descriptive terms relating to REITs is prohibited

The Registry Operator’s Determination and Verification Team (“DVT”) reviews all applications to register or renew second-level .REIT domains and ongoing compliance during the term of the registration.

Registrants are required to establish general use of the registered domain name within one (1) year from date of registration. Within three (3) months of registration, the domain must at least be used to forward users to an existing domain owned by the Registrant and that is operated consistent with the purposes of the .REIT registry as set forth in Section 1. Failure to effect use of the registered domain in this manner within three (3) months may result in cancellation of the domain in the sole discretion of Registry Operator.

For additional information, you may also visit the Registry’s website at

Domain name registrations and renewals are limited to a one year registration period. Domain name holders must renew each year subject to reapplying to confirm they continue to meet the qualifications for holding the .REIT domain name.

If found that an applicant does not meet the eligibility or naming requirements the registration fees are non-refundable. If found upon the renewal that the registrant no longer meets the eligibility or naming requirements the renewal fees are also non-refundable.

Some domain names may be permanently or temporarily reserved or restricted for registry operations, as premium domain names or to comply with ICANN requirements.

To comply with ICANN requirements, all two-character domains shall be initially reserved, however may be released in the future. In addition reserved names for a) International Olympic Committee, b) International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and c) Intergovernmental Organizations, for new gTLDs., are not available in accordance with ICANN. The list of these names can be found here.

How do I renew a .reit domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below or visit our Renewals Page, and enter your domain name to renew, or log into your Account Manager, select your ext domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out.

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have Auto-Renew enabled.

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