|Sole .FR registration||£9.18|
|.FR with hosting||FREE|
|TLD||Registrar-Lock||Transfers||Edit WHOIS||ID Protect||Registration Period|
|.FR||no||yes (EPP)||yes||no||1 Year|
The Dot FR country-code top-level domain extension is the most widespread one amongst French speakers and if you possess a website in French, such a domain name will be an excellent choice to get through to tens of millions of Internet users, taking into consideration that a dot FR domain is more probable to have better French search engine positions. This doesn’t include only France, but also states with considerable French-speaking communities, such as Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and numerous countries in Northern and Central Africa. People from all these countries often use French email providers and search online for French websites, so this is a perfect chance for you to contact them them.
The top-level domain extension was set up in 1986, but registrations were limited to persons and companies situated in France until 2011 when the process was liberalized. These Days, a dot FR domain can be acquired by anybody from the European Union, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. With more than 2,500,000 active domains, the dot FR top-level domain name extension is one of the most widespread country-code extensions. And this number has risen with a whole million over the past several years.
If you would like to book a .FR domain, you can do it through our company and it will go live almost immediately. AFNIC, the Registry organization that handles this TLD, has special requirements about certain records that the name servers of a .FR domain must have, and we meet these requirements, so you will not have any problems to get your site up and running in a matter of minutes. Many web 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 tool – you’ll be able to edit the WHOIS contact info at any time, to create and to update Custom DNS records, to park domains, etc.