The .REIT top-level domain (TLD) is the online home for the worldwide community of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
The .REIT TLD was created by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) to ensure .REIT would further the interests of the REIT community and be made available on a non-discriminatory basis worldwide only to companies which operate under national laws consistent with the well-accepted basics of the REIT approach to real estate investment. All .REIT domains are required to serve the needs of the REIT community by providing information about or offering services related to the REIT. Please click here to view the .REIT Fact Sheet for more information.
A .REIT domain name provides an opportunity to showcase a REIT as a globally recognized approach to real estate investment and helps protect the reputation of a REIT and provide assurance to global internet users that any domain name ending in .REIT belongs to a genuine REIT.
NAREIT will conduct a stringent validation process that will ensure that only applicants able to document that they are operating as REITs (regardless of what acronym they are known by in their home country) in countries with established REIT regimes recognized by NAREIT will be able to register or renew a .REIT domain name. NAREIT may require registrants to submit documentation in support of their domain name applications and renewals. Domain names are available only to actual REIT entities and not to REIT sponsors, holding companies, or other affiliated entities.
There is no limit on the number of eligible domain names an eligible REIT may apply for and the names applied for must either correspond to the REIT's legal trade names or be the name by which the REIT is commonly known, which may include acronyms, registered and common law trademarks, and exchange ticker symbols.
Certain commonly used legal suffix terms or abbreviations that are in the REIT’s legal trade names may be excluded or abbreviated provided that the requested domain name is still sufficiently unique as to clearly identify the domain name to the specific REIT.
Commonly known names by which the REIT is identified must be sufficiently unique as to clearly identify the domain name to the specific REIT.
Names which may be confusing to the public because they correspond too closely to the name of a REIT’s sponsor, holding companies, or other affiliated entities are also not eligible.
Domain name registrations will be limited to a one year registration period and domain name holders will have to renew each year subject to their continuing to meet the qualifications for holding the .REIT domain name.
General Availability registration began on Dec. 21, 2015 and is open to all qualifying REITs on a first-come, first-served basis.