Applicant must be located within the European Union or EFTA. EuropeID further provide a Trustee Service for .FR domain names.
Annual domain charge: EUR 160.00 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 located within the European Union or EFTA. Registrants from the following countries in Europe are allowed to register domain names under .FR and the other 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, GB, GI, GR, HU, IS, IE, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, CH.
A trademark registered in the European Union or a Member State no longer suffice for the registration of .FR domains.
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.
If you choose to take advantage of our Local Presence/Proxy Service for French domains, EuropeID itself, our local branch office or a local representative designated by us will become the legal holders and administrative contacts of the pertinent .FR domains.
Acceptable types of .FR domain:
Domain names associated with your company name, products, services and trademarks can all be registered through our Proxy Service for .FR domain names. If you are seeking to register domains relating to gambling, erotic content, chat, advertising or similar name categories, such domain names must be pre-approved on an individual basis and may incur a higher service charge. Please contact us in advance at email@example.com.
DNS choice for France:
All the domain names within .FR may be hosted on your own name servers. If you do not specify anyname servers, we will provide DNS for your French domain names free of charge.
User Certificate for French Proxy domains:
Upon the registration of the .FR domain names, we will forward to you a User Certificate which describes your rights and the terms under which we are providing the Proxy Service for France - including that you will be regarded the legitimate user of the domain names, with full authority to specify technical settings and to control the usage of the domain.
EuropeID will be providing the Local Presence/Proxy Service as is, and cannot guarantee against unforeseen interference or discontinuance of service. We cannot be held responsible for any losses sustained by our clients, whether directly or indirectly, even if we have been notified of the possibility of such losses or damages.
Register the French trademark!
There may always be risks involved with using a local presence or proxy service such as this. We strongly advise that our clients reinforce the legal standing of their .FR domain names, by registering matching trademarks in France.
Warehousing of French .FR domain names with Proxy Service is not allowed!
It is expressly not permitted to use our Proxy Service for .FR domain names for the purpose of trading domain names. Certain generic type domain names can be considered as exceptions, in which case an agreement must be made in a written form between ourselves, prior to the registration of the domain name.
Spamming using your .FR domain names with Proxy Service is not permitted!
If you are planning to send out massive amounts of e-mails from your .FR domain with Proxy Service (over 50 recipients at once), you must notify us in advance and seek prior approval.
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