Applicant must be based within the European Union or EFTA. After Brexit, UK companies do not qualify. Web Solutions further offer a free Trustee Service for .FR domains.
Annual domain charge: EUR 149.00 Annual Local Presence/Trustee Service charge (if applicable): EUR 0.00
DNS Service/Web forwarding is included, at no additional cost.
Full regulations for .FR
Applicant must be based within the European Union or EFTA. After Brexit, UK companies do not qualify. Neither do Gibraltar companies. We offer a free Trustee service for .FR domains.
Registrants from the following European countries are allowed to register domain names under .FR and the other AFNIC TLDs mentioned above:
AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, AX, FR, GP, GF, MQ, RE, TF, YT, PF, NC, PM, WF, GR, HU, IS, IE, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, CH.
A trademark registered for the European Union or a Member State is no longer sufficient to be entitled to register .FR domains. If you are a UK company with a European/OHIM trademark, we recommend using our free trustee service.
Registrants based in the UK who registered their domains before January 1st 2021 are allowed to keep their domain names. From January 1st 2021 going forward, the UK no longer meets the eligibility criteria for .fr domain registrations.
FAQ for domain names in .FR and France
Is local company in France required?
Both owner and administrative contact need to have a local address within the European Union or EFTA. If one of the contacts does not have the local address, you may opt for our Trustee Service for both contacts; the Trustee Service cannot be applied only for one of the two contacts.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in France?
Both owner and administrative contact need to have a local address within the European Union or EFTA . If one of the contacts has no local address, you may choose to use our Trustee service for both contacts; the Trustee service cannot be offered only for one of the two contacts.
Are trademarks applicable in France?
A trademark registered for the European Union or a Member State no longer guarantees the entitlement to .FR domain registration. Applicant must be located within the European Union or EFTA. See our Trustee Service for domain applicants outside Europe.
Does EuropeID offer a Local Presence Service, also known as Local Proxy, Agent or Trustee service?
Please contact us for details concerning the terms under which the Local Presence Service for France is available.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .FR IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .FR domains?
Some restrictions apply to the type of domain names available in France. Please contact us beforehand if you are seeking to apply for a generic type .FR domain.
How long does it take to register a .FR domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 1 day to register a .FR domain in France. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the French domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .FR domain name can consist of?
Applications for .FR domain names with less than 3 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .FR domain name can consist of?
Applications for .FR domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one French domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of French .FR domain names.
Do I have to configure my DNS in advance?
If you choose to use your own DNS, all specified name servers must be operational and respond authoritatively for the .FR domain.
Are there other TLDs related to France available?
Yes, there are other French domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for France below:
Please notice that the Proxy Service for France is offered at no charge! If you have no local representation in France, but wish to register a .FR domain name, simply select Local Presence/Proxy Service while placing your order.
The Local Presence/Trustee Service for .FR domain names is free of charge.
If you need more information concerning Proxy Service for French domain names, or wish to review a draft User Certificate, please get in touch with our support team.
How to transfer domain names to EuropeID?
List the domains you wish to have transferred to EuropeID into the box
Enter your name and email address
Press Send. A representative from EuropeID Support will contact you in order to process the domain transfer request
If you have Authorisation Codes ready, include these. If not, you can provide them later
If possible and relevant, please unlock the domains, so they are ready for transfer