What is .REIT

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.

Validation Process

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.

  • registrants will be restricted to one .REIT domain name per eligible REIT applicant
  • the name 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.
  • 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.