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About .fr domains

To get info about price, terms and restrictions, registration details, privacy protection and more for .fr domains, select a category.


Type Price Learn more
Yearly registration $10 USD Buy a domain
Fee to restore an expired or deleted domain $30 USD Restore a domain

Terms and restrictions

Terms and restrictions Details Learn more
Registrar of record Key systems Understand your registrar of record
Registry Association française pour le nommage Internet en coopération (AFNIC) About registries
ccTLD Yes – France Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) are generally used or reserved for a country, sovereign state or dependent territory.
Restrictions Yes

.fr domains require residence in a member nation of the European Union. See European Union: Countries for a list of member nations. 

Residents of the United Kingdom are no longer eligible for .fr domains as of 1 January 2021.

Residents of the United Kingdom can keep and renew domains that were registered before 1 January 2021 but cannot change their address to a non-EU address.


Registration information Details Learn more
Maximum registration period 10 years This is the maximum number of years that you can manually add to your domain registration.
Transfer purchase requirement One year About domain transfers to Google Domains
Transfer authorisation required No This indicates if the current registrant requires authorisation to complete a transfer. If so, the current registrant receives a verification email.
Auto-renew timing versus expiry date 15 days before the expiry date If you have auto-renew enabled, this is the number of days before or after your registration expires that Google Domains processes an auto-renew payment.
Auto-renew grace period Zero days When you enable auto-renew, this is the number of days after your registration expires that you have to update your payment method until your service is disrupted.
Expiry disruption period Zero days If you don't have auto-renew enabled and your registration expires, you have a certain number of days before your service is disrupted.
Renewal grace period 2 days before the expiry date

When your domain expires, you have a certain number of days to renew the domain for another year.

For more details about price, go to the price section above.
Restoration grace period 30 days

After the renewal grace period, you have a certain number of days to restore the domain for another year. After that time, it becomes available to the public for registration.

For more details about price, go to the price section above.
Availability wait period 30 days When a domain is deleted, you must wait a certain number of days before the domain is available to the public for registration.

Privacy info

Due to the publication policies set by AFNIC, contact info for individuals is hidden in the WHOIS directory unless you turn off Privacy protection.

Registrants with info in the 'Organisation' field for the following are considered organisations and have their contact info shown in the WHOIS directory:

  • Registrant
  • Administrative contact
  • Technical contact

For individual registrants, you may publish all your personal contact info publicly with an .fr domain ending.  

Privacy information Details Learn more
Privacy protection allowed No About privacy protection
Privacy protection provider - Privacy Policy

Domain name system (DNS) information

DNS information Details Learn more
The domain name supports non-ASCII characters (for example, À, É, Î or グ) Yes IANA Repository of IDN Practices
Number of characters in a domain name 3–63 The domain name characters can be letters, numbers or a combination of both. The character length applies only to the domain name, and doesn't include the domain ending, such as .com or .net.
Number of name servers 2–8 Manage domain name servers
Supports Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Yes Setting up DNSSEC

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