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The .FR Domain

Registered Domains
.FR is the
most popular ccTLD in Europe
The main Language used
Register .FR as
Domain For
Domain Registration term in years
Domain Character Limit
Since 1986

Global Statistics

Most popular Languages on the Web
English 54.8%
German 6.3%
Russian 5.7%
Spanish 4.7%
Most popular Domains on the Web
246 million domain names registered globally
.NET 6.0%
.ORG 4.2%

Top .fr websites

Global 26.
Global 171.
Global 195.
Global 220.

About .fr

What is .fr?

The .fr domain name is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for France.
France with its estimated population of 65,635,000, ranks as the 4th most populous country in Europe. The .fr domain name presently the 7th most likeable ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe. There are more than 2,559,348 such domain names. This means that people like and trust this domain name. You can register your own .fr domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .fr ccTLD (country code top-level domain) active and gaining popularity since 1986.

Who can register .fr domain?

Any individual or organisation are allowed to register a .fr extension.

Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .fr extension?

A .fr domain name could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in France. In France the primary used language is French. French is the 5th most used website language in the world. A website with a .fr extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues. Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net. Additionally, country code top-level domain gives you the opportunity to find domain hacks much easier.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?

When choosing the name for your domain, always remember that:
A .fr domain can have alphabets, numbers and hyphen (-) or any of these combinations.
A name may start with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number.
The domain can neither begin nor end with hyphens. Although the character "-" is allowed inside the name, but cannot have two dashes in a row.
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The .fr web name must have minimum of 2 and a maximum of 63 characters.
You cannot register your web name if you don't follow the above limitations.

Domain name registration term allowance:

The .fr domain name can be registered 1 to 10 years at one time.