.FR is the TLD for France, and is regulated by the AFNIC Registry. All .FR domains have a registration term of one year.
.FR prohibited and reserved names
AFNIC maintains a list of names that are not
available for registration. You can view a complete list of domains that
are prohibited or reserved by AFNIC at: http://www.afnic.fr/obtenir/chartes/fondamentaux_en.
Registrants can apply for names that are on this
list, and they will be allowed to register these names if they can prove
that they are entitled to them. When submitting a order for a
prohibited or reserved name, you must provide a detailed statement
(maximum 4000 characters) explaining the registrant’s interest in the
The request will then be sent to AFNIC’s legal
department, who will approve or deny the request If necessary, AFNIC may
require the registrant to provide follow-up documentation to
substantiate their claim. Please allow several days for processing.
*The registrant still needs to meet the usual “.FR Residency Requirements” and provide the required residency information in the Additional Owner Information section.
.FR Residency Requirements
.FR domains are available to any individuals and
organizations located in the following countries: Åland Islands,
Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, French
Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gibraltar,
Greece, Guadeloupe, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia,
Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Réunion, Romania,
Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Saint Pierre and
Miquelon, Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom, Wallis and Futuna,
Cyprus. Individuals must reside within one of the qualifying countries;
organizations must have their registered or main office located in a
When you place an order for a .FR domain name, you
must provide some additional information to satisfy the regional
presence requirements of the .FR registry.
In the Additional Owner Information section of the registration form, beside Registrant Type, click a button to specify whether the registrant is an Individual or an Organization. The fields that you see in this section depend on which Registrant Type you choose.
The following fields must be completed when the Registrant Type is Individual:
Date of Birth—The registrant's date of birth in the format YYYY-MM-DD.
Country of Birth—The country in which the registrant was born.
Place of Birth—The city in which the individual was born; required only if Country of Birth is France.
Postal Code of Birth—The postal code of the registrant's place of birth; required only if Country of Birth is France.
The following fields are optional; however, we
strongly recommend that you complete them as this information helps the
registry to validate the registration.
VAT Number—The Value Added Tax (VAT) number of the organization.
Trademark Number—The organization's trademark registration number.
SIREN/SIRET Number—The 9 digit SIREN code or the 14 digit SIRET code that is used to identify the business for tax reasons.