|Sole .FR registration||A$16.72|
|.FR with hosting||A$10.64|
|TLD||Registrar-Lock||Transfers||Edit WHOIS||ID Protect||Registration Period|
|.FR||no||yes (EPP)||yes||no||1 Year|
The .FR country-specific top-level domain name extension is the most widely used one among French speakers and if you own a website in French, such a domain name will be a top choice to contact tens of millions of net users, given that a .FR domain is more probable to have better French search engine rankings. This doesn’t include only France, but also states with large 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 electronic mail providers and search online for French websites, so this is a wonderful way for you to get through to them.
The top-level domain was established in 1986, but registrations were limited to individuals and corporations situated in France until 2011 when the process was liberalized. Today, a dot FR domain can be registered by anybody from the European Union, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. With more than two and a half million working domains, the .FR domain extension is amongst the most popular country-code domains. And this number has increased with a whole million over the past several years.
If you wish to register a dot FR domain, you can do it through our company and it will be working more or less immediately. AFNIC, the Registry organization that manages this TLD, has special prerequisites about certain records that the name servers of a dot FR domain need to 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 providers, mainly resellers, don’t offer the full set of records, so you can’t really host a dot FR domain with them. You will have full control over your domain through our Hepsia Control Panel interface – you’ll be able to modify the WHOIS contact info at any time, to create and to edit Custom DNS records, to park domains, etc.