(*couldn't decide if this belongs in stackoverflow or here, but landed here. so if this Q belongs elsewhere I'll remove it)
How do I go about getting a domain like lu.re? I work for a non-profit and I'm thinking of setting up something like an in house shortening domain for publishing longer links in our print materials, and even for sharing stuff on our website (like videos).
I'm not talking about the process of shortening - we got all that covered. What I'm asking about specifically is how to obtain this domain?
I looked into it a little, and some of the drawbacks I found are...
- *.re domains are hard to register. Most registrars don't register this ending.
- The difficulty of obtaining a two letter domain. It seems that two letter domains are either all taken up, or not being sold, as seems to be the case with *.re domains.
So how would I work around the obstacles and get this thing? I know it is possible - proved by sites like ow.ly (hootsuite's shortening service).
Any tips here?
Just for the record, I checked at http://www.101domain.com/re.htm and when I type lu.re it comes up with .re are not accepting two letter domains. I'm willing to believe that may be a restriction of the registrar, not the *.re extension itself.