|Sole .FR registration||$11.00|
|.FR with hosting||$7.00|
|TLD||Registrar-Lock||Transfers||Edit WHOIS||ID Protect||Registration Period|
|.FR||no||yes (EPP)||yes||no||1 Year|
.FR Domain Names
The .FR country-specific top-level extension is the most widespread one amongst speakers of French and if you have a website in French, such a domain will be a wonderful choice to contact tens of millions of Internet users, because a .FR domain is more probable to have better French search engine rankings. This doesn’t include only France, but also countries with sizeable French-speaking communities, such as Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and a number of countries in Northern and Central Africa. People from all these countries usually use French email providers and search online for French websites, so this is an ideal way for you to reach them.
The TLD was started in 1986, but registrations were limited to persons and businesses located in France until 2011 when the process was liberalized. Today, a .FR domain can be bought by anybody from the European Union, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. With more than two and a half million working domains, the dot FR top-level extension is one of the most popular country-code extensions. And this number has expanded with a whole million over the past couple of years.
If you wish to grab a dot FR domain, you can do it through our firm and it will go live almost instantly. AFNIC, the Registry organization that controls this TLD, has precise terms about certain records that the name servers of a dot FR domain should have, and we meet these requirements, so you will not come across any problems to get your site up and running in a matter of minutes. Many hosting companies, mainly resellers, don’t offer the full set of records, so you can’t really host a .FR domain name with them. You will have full control over your domain through our Hepsia Control Panel – you’ll be able to update the WHOIS contact details at any time, to create and to change Custom DNS records, to park domains, etc.