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The .fr country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents France. For companies that conduct business in France and individuals who want to reach the growing number of Internet users there, .fr domain names are a good investment. Registering a .fr domain name gives you regional recognition and an easy-to-manage Web presence.
The rules for registering French domains changed on December 6, 2011 and the registrant of a French domain need no longer be based in France. Any European individual, company or organization can register a .fr domain, or any of the others managed by AFNIC:
- .re (Reunion)
- .wf (Wallis and Futuna)
- .yt (Mayotte)
- .pm (Saint Pierre et Miquelon)
- .tf (Terre et Australes Antarctique)
Also from December 6, 2011 new domain names will no longer be available for registration in the official com.fr subdomain, nor in asso.fr or tm.fr. Existing registrations in these subdomains can continue to be renewed.
As one of the largest countries in Europe the .fr Namespace has a lot of potential. A lot of very nice domain names are still available.
The AFNIC (French Network Information Center), is a non-profit making organization governed by the July 1 1901 law. The AFNIC is the registry for the Internet domain names .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island).
Why the .FR domain?
The .FR domain extension can be registered for 1 year at a time and the process is instant - once your order is checked and verified, you are good to go. We will notify you when it is time to renew, so you do not need to worry about losing your domain name. An Edit Whois option is as also available with this TLD. You can also get the French domain you want and then park it until your website is ready with our unlimited parked domains service.
One of the advantages of this country-specific TLD is that you no longer need to be in France to register it. In fact, any European Union based individual or organization can freely register this extension.
.FR will instantly tell your site visitors that your business, personal or charity site is associated with France. The .FR TLD will not only make this connection, but it could also give you more choice than .COM or .NET.