.FR Domain Name.
Register a .fr domain name
.fr is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for France.
A hugely popular domain name extension, .fr continues to show one of the highest ccTLD growth rates worldwide and represents a third of all domain registrations in France. Companies and individuals opting for .fr domain names have a high presence within the country, choosing the domain extension that addresses and communicates with French users.
Register your .fr domain name today!
Why register a .fr domain name?
France is one of the largest countries in Europe and offers plenty of opportunity with some very interesting domain name options which are available to register.
- More than two million individuals, companies and organisations use a .fr domain name to speak in French to the French-speaking world.
- 82% of users spontaneously search for the websites of French companies with the .fr domain name extension.
- 93% of the country's top 100 companies have a .fr domain name.
- As of 2010 France contained 39 of the 500 biggest companies in the world and is one of the three biggest economies in Europe.
- If not located in France, a .fr domain name is a fantastic way to make your brand more local within another European country.
As of December 6th 2011, any European individual, company or organistion that resides within the European Union can register a .fr domain name. Residents in Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechetenstein can also register .fr domain names. Previously the .fr domain was only availble to Frence residents. Domainmonster.com ranked in the top 10 registrars worldwide during launch of .fr to the European residents.
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About the .fr domain registry
AFNIC is the registry for .fr domain names. It is a government appointed non-profit association. Initially, in 1986, The French National Institute for Research in Computer Sciences and Automation (INRIA) was appointed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to manage top level domain names for France, but it was 1998 when Afnic was founded by the INRIA to manage French TLDs. AFNIC seeks to provide broad access to users of the internet, while offering stable management of the .fr domain namespace and adapting to new technological developments.