WHAT IS .ALSACE?

The purpose of .alsace is to bring Alsatian culture and identity to the Internet, make our region more visible internationally and boost the digital economy in Alsace.

Sharing the values of Alsace

Intensity & Pleasure
Balance & Creation of links
Optimism & Practicality
Humanism & Global Citizenship
Excellence & Innovation

Show the world that you are in Alsace!

Are you in Alsace? Say it simply, with your .alsace domain name! The online users you are targeting will find you and identify you more easily.

Increase your qualified traffic!

With a .alsace domain name, you’ll improve your Web indexing! The results of various studies, such as the one on .berlin, show that sites with a geographical extension are more relevant in Google for local searches. You, too, can make the most of domain names that draw in qualified traffic!

Get closer to your customers!

Highlight your geographical identity and make it a key feature of your activity and attractiveness. Call attention to your uniqueness directly in your website address and by integrating the .alsace extension into your digital communications.

Opportunities are coming!

Do you communicate with a hard-to-memorise website address? Do you use a .com or .fr extension, for lack of anything better? Thanks to .alsace, you will communicate better, target better and present yourself better.  Be creative! Invent your domain name with .alsace and take advantage of the wide availability of names!

Create new services

Starting in the landrush period, take the opportunity to register a domain name with high added value, which is both clear and expressive, to create new services! With .alsace, set yourself apart from your competitors!

Examples: delivery.alsace  – bestprice.alsace  –  foodtruck.alsace

How to register
your domain in .alsace ?

The Alsace Region is not selling domain names directly.

You may buy your domain name from one of the registrars accredited by .alsace.

If you usually buy your domain name through intermediaries, such as a communication agency, web agency, law firm or intellectual property consultant, talk to them about .alsace! Your service provider will be able to register  your .alsace domain for you.

Alsatian registrars and resellers: let .alsace know about you!

Contact us !

7012015

Launch of the official .alsace website

The official launch of the .alsace extension is coming soon! In order to explain this project...

7012015

Welcome to the official .alsace website!

Are you a company, a public service or a trademark owner? On this website dedicated to the .alsace...

7012015

The .alsace extension is here!

At the same level as the famous and historic extensions such as .com, .fr, .org and .eu, .alsace...

THE GOODS QUESTIONS

When will the .alsace extension be available?

The launch of the .alsace extension is planned for early 2015:

The sunrise and landrush periods (explanations below) will begin on 19 January, and last two months.

On 7 April, the .alsace extension will be open to everyone, on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information on the various phases is available in the schedule on the homepage.

Who can obtain a .alsace domain?

The launch (sunrise) phases, from 19 January to 20 March, give precedence* to TMCH-registered trademarks (definition below), to French trademarks (INPI), Community trademarks and international trademarks referring to France (WIPO and OHIM), to companies, local governments and associations (subject to submission of the “Kbis”, INSEE and the TI – court of first instance – registration certificate, respectively)

Next, starting on 7 April, the .alsace extension will be available to anyone, anywhere.

*provided that all of the conditions are met

What is the sunrise phase in the launch of .alsace?

A sunrise is a registration period reserved for eligible applicants, during which they can register their name or trademark subject to providing proof of eligibility.

For the .alsace extension, the launch phase lasts two months and is divided up into three simultaneous sunrise periods, open to the following applicants by order of priority:

  1. TMCH-registered trademarks
  2. French, Community or international trademarks referring to France (proof to be submitted: INPI or OHIM or WIPO registration)
  3. Companies

(company name, trade name, brand name or acronym, subject to presenting a “Kbis” company registration certificate), public and semi-public entities (proof of eligibility: INSEE document), associations (proof of eligibility: INSEE document, excerpt from the TI – court of first instance – registry)

The domain names are assigned at the end of the period, according to various criteria: both by level of priority and on a first-come, first-served basis.

This phase protects certain names and trademarks and prevents the wrongful use of your domain (cybersquatting).

How can I register my .alsace domain name?

Only registrars accredited by .alsace may register domain names. These registrars must have previously signed a contract with the .alsace registry.

If you usually register your domain names with unaccredited service providers, such as web agencies, computer retailers, lawyers or IP consultants, hosting service providers, communication agencies, etc., your service providers can register your .alsace domain name as usual, because they most likely have a reseller agreement with an accredited registrar.

Important: the .alsace registry does not sell domain names directly.

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