Price information

Setup $0.00
Registration $25.90
Renewal $25.90
Transfer (including annual fee) $25.90
Change of the owner $25.90
Modification of domain data $0.00
Recovery after deletion $99.00

Useful information about .fr domains

Trends & General Information

The .fr domain is the Internet country code top-level-domain of France. This domain extension is one of the world's oldest and was introduced in 1986. Registered domains are managed by the "Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération", short AFNIC. Just company headquartered in France buy or register often .fr domains, because they offer an enormous potential on the national market. Both search engines and visitors quickly realize that the called website is a French project.

Various additional second-level domains exist, which were introduced by the AFNIC: These include among others the for brands, the for national press, the for the French Government and the for development and research. Range of second-level domains is constantly supplemented.

You can buy and register your desired .fr domain at easyname: In real-time and already within a few seconds the checkout process is complete and you can begin to publish your own content on the new website.

General Information

Domain transfer .fr domain transfer is possible
Transfer auth-code An auth-code is required for the transfer of a .fr domain
Domain security You can not set a transfer lock for your .fr domain
Change of ownership Change of ownership is possible for .fr domains
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Your .fr domain can contain special characters
Numeric domains A .fr domain cannot consist only of numbers
Registry afnic (Website)


New registration 1 year up to max. 10 years
Renewal 1 year up to max. 9 years
Duration of registration It takes up to 3 days. to register the .fr-domain
Notice period The notice period for termination is 8 days before the domain expires.

Special provisions

Domain length A .fr domain may be between 1 - 63 characters long. Hyphens may be used, but not at the beginning or at the end of the domain, and not 2 consecutive (for example, aa
Residence The Owner and Admin-C has to be resident in:
  • Switzerland
  • European Union
  • French Guiana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Croatia
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Martinique
  • Norway
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Réunion
  • French Southern Territories
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Mayotte

additional Information


Especially companies in French-speaking areas, for example France, Switzerland or French Guiana buy and register their personal .fr domain. Private individuals, journalists or bloggers can also benefit from the advantages the ccTLD has to offer. National search engines evaluate .fr web pages really high and offer attractive positions and rankings. Now it's possible for everyone to buy and register a .fr domain: Conditions have been strongly liberalised. Administrators and webmasters can buy and register their domain independent from residence and nationality.

The .fr domain is highly related to the German .de domain, the ccTLD of the European Union .eu and the .be domain for the neighbouring country Belgium.

If you want to register your personal .fr domain, please check meeting the following requirements: Between 3 and 63 characters are available for your domain. Pure numeric domains and hyphens are allowed. Special characters may be not used.

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Especially French companies and private individuals use the .fr domain: Last year the competent registry AFNIC has recorded more than 2 million registered domains. This is quite less compared to the 15 million registred .de domains.

If you have chosen your personal domain, we recommended you to buy and register you domain as quickly as possible, because most popular domains are often registered within a very short time. Buy and register you desired .fr domain easily online with easyname - your professional domain and hosting partner!