|Sole .FR registration||$11.00|
|.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-specific top-level domain name extension is the most widely used one amongst speakers of French and if you have a website in French, such a domain will be a perfect choice to contact tens of millions of web users, due to the fact that a dot FR domain is more likely 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 frequently use French electronic mail providers and search online for French websites, so this is an excellent chance for you to reach them.
The domain name extension was set up in 1986, but registrations were restricted to individuals and firms located in France until 2011 when the process was loosened. Nowadays, a .FR domain can be secured by anybody from the EU, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. With over 2.5 million working domains, the dot FR TLD is among the most widespread country-code extensions. And this number has risen with a whole million over the past couple of years.
If you wish to book a .FR domain, you can do it through our company and it will be working more or less instantaneously. AFNIC, the Registry organization that controls this TLD, has specific conditions 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 hosting firms, especially resellers, don’t offer the full set of records, so you can’t really host a dot 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 info at any time, to create and to change Custom DNS records, to park domains, etc.