The Country code top-level domain for France is .FR and was created in year 1986. It's being managed by AFNIC (French Network Information Center) and has approximately 2,500,000 registered domains, with a monthly growth rate of 44,000 new domains.
Rates and features
|Registration||8,95 €||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Renewal||8,95 €||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Transfer||8,95 €||1 year(s)||2 dominitis|
|Restore||9,95 €||Includes domain renewal for 1 year||-|
|Domain length:||1 - 63 characters|
|Residency requirements / Membership:||It's required for the domain's administrative contact to reside in Europe|
|Transfer system:||The expiration date changes but a new year isn't added. The new expiration date will be created adding a year to the transfer completion date.|
Extension rules .fr
.fr domain life cycle
|Domain available||Domain active||Redemption period||Domain available|
Permitted characters / IDN
.fr domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
IDN characters are permitted in .fr domains.
Permitted IDN character table for .fr domains
An Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) is a domain name that can contain non ASCII characters.
- Hyphen (-)
- Digits (0-9)
- Characters (a-z)
|Character||Unicode||HTML Code||HTML Number||Unicode Table|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH TILDE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH RING ABOVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER AE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER I WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH TILDE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH TILDE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH GRAVE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH CIRCUMFLEX|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH ACUTE|
|LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH DIAERESIS|
|LATIN SMALL LIGATURE OE|
IDN domains don't permit to mix different Scripts or character sets (for example, Latin, Greek or Cyrillic).
But it's possible to use different character tables for a same script.
- The Latin Script permits the use of characters of Latin-1 supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, etc.. tables.
- The Greek Script permits to combine characters of the Greek, Greek Extended, etc.. tables, doesn't permit combine them with the normal latin characters (a-z), but permits the use of numbers or hyphens.
- Other script types have their own corresponding tables.
It's required for the domain's administrative contact to reside in Europe
This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.
.fr domain registrations are immediate.
To complete .FR domain transfer, you'll need your current registrar to provide you the domain's AuthCode or EPP-Key to verify the ownership of the domain.
Transfers can take between 5 and 7 days to complete. Some registrars provide manual transfers allowing transfers to be completed on the same day, contact your current registrar to find out if they offer this service.
The expiration date changes but a new year isn't added. The new expiration date will be created adding a year to the transfer completion date.
Renewing your .FR domain only takes a minute and can completed at any time.
.FR domains can't be cancelled.
DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.
We allow the usage of DNSSEC on .fr domains. Your domain can take advantage of this additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this technology can provide.
More information is available at: What is DNSSEC and how does it work
Domain owner change
.FR domains allow to change the registrant but this has to be done using a TRADE process, this process has cost and doesn't imply the domain renewal. Please contact us if you're interested in changing the registrant of your .FR domain.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
We are an Afnic.fr accredited registrar.