In recent years, the .re TLD has been increasingly used for real estate-related domains (RE = Real Estate), including place names (neighborhoods, cities, countries, etc.), real estate companies, developers/projects, property-related websites, and individual realtors and estate agents around the world. The .re domain has also been applied to insurance and reinsurance companies (e.g. swiss.re), and words ending in .re (for example, adventu.re), similar to contractions used with other TLDs (for example, websites such as bit.ly and delicio.us). Domains with the .re TLD can be registered with some of the largest online registrars such as Name.com, as well as most European domain registrars.
Since 6 December 2011, the rules for registering French domains have changed. The owner of a domain does not need to be based in France anymore. All European individuals, companies and organizations can register French domains. This change affects not only fr-domains, but also .re. For registrants who do not possess a European Union address, a number of trustee services are available so that anyone can register, own and operate a .re domain. Trustee services are offered by companies such as Afnic.fr, 101domain.com, European Domain Centre and Domain.re.