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About .fr Domains

afnic.fr is the sponsor and KeySystems is our backend provider for the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) .fr extensions that represents France.

Who can register .fr domains?

Individuals and companies located in France or who use a trustee service (which GoDaddy can provide) may register .fr domain names.

Registration Restrictions
Must Use
  • 3 - 63 Characters
Can Use
  • Letters: a-z
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Hyphens (except in the 1st or last characters of the domain name)
Cannot Use
  • Special Characters (e.g.,& and #)
  • Cannot begin with "xn--"


Features Availability
Registration Length 1 year
Renewal Length 1 year 1
Bulk Registration Supported
Backorders Not Supported
Transfers To Not Supported
Transfers Away Supported 2
Account Change Not Supported
Ownership Protection Not Supported
Privacy Protection Not Supported
Cashparking Supported
Contact Updates Supported 3
IDNs Supported (French)
Refunds

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

Custom Nameserver Requirements
Must Use
  • 2-13 Nameservers
  • Authoritive Nameservers
Can Use
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
  • DNSSEC
Cannot Use
  • Vanity Nameservers
DNS Validation Tool


1 Renewal Restrictions

Your .fr domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether the domain name is auto-renewed or renewed manually. Auto-renewal is attempted on the first day of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal on the 10th of the month and again on the 20th of the month.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, it must be redeemed. There might be a fee for the redemption. See Recovering expired domain names for instructions on the redemption.

For example: Your .fr domain name expires on October 10. If your domain name does not renew automatically, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.



2 Transfers Away Requirements

The domain does not need to be unlocked, you must initiate the transfer with the gaining registrar, who will require the registrant to provide an authorization code for the transfer. Please contact our award-winning GoDaddy Guides to request the authorization code.



3 Contact Update Restrictions

To update the following registrant contact fields, contact our award-winning GoDaddy Guides.

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Organization (company name)

You can update all other domain name contact information through the Domain Manager in your GoDaddy account.


More Info

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