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Why choose .fr?

.fr is more than just a TLD. Simple, secure and accessible, it allows you to create your own digital space with complete peace of mind – while contributing to national solidarity. All of the advantages of the internet made in France!

.fr is the leading tool for French users when it comes to their online presence. It is a public asset, accessible to all and guaranteeing the protection of personal data. It is a local service (servers hosted in France, integrated support service, free practical workshops across the country, etc.) that allows businesses, associations and private individuals to make the most of digital technology.

 .fr is the internet in its made in France version: open, powerful – and the activity from which benefit the community.

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of French people trust .fr internet addresses
(source: .fr perception survey)

Simplicity, rapidity... and accessibility

Registering a .fr is simple and quick. You can check if the name you want to use is available with just a click, then select a registrar to guide you through the process. There are 400 registrars, spread across France and abroad, which can provide services tailored to your needs. In the space of just a few minutes and a few clicks, your domain name is ready to go! 

 .fr is open to individual users and businesses residing in the European Union, as well as Switzerland, Norway, Island and Liechtenstein. It can be created for a period of 1 to 10 years, renewable as many times as necessary. A .fr domain name only costs a few euros per year – €12 on average, depending on the associated services you choose. That’s 20% to 30% less costly on average than a .com internet address.

Your digital space with peace of mind

Combined with a website ( or an email address (, .fr allows you to build a custom digital space that you control from A to Z, without being dependent on the conditions of use of a private internet giant or a social network.

Your online services are based on a reliable domain name that is always accessible: with our secure, ISO 27001-certified infrastructure, .fr represents over 34 years of uninterrupted operation.

Protection of personal data

.fr is managed in France and the associated data are hosted on national soil, with guaranteed protection of personal data. The personal data of private individuals are automatically anonymised in our Whois database. A key concern for us long before the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.

A range of services for young people and entrepreneurs

Thanks to the Réussir en .fr [Succeed with .fr] programme, .fr provides a comprehensive range of tools for young people and entrepreneurs to help them make the most of digital technology. A self-diagnostic tool, an advice platform (articles, testimonials, quizzes, etc.) and free workshops all provide concrete answers to all aspects of online presence for tens of thousands of VSEs and young people every year. 

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.fr promotes solidarity

Afnic has committed to devoting 11% of its Revenues from managing .fr Top Level Domain to actions of general interest, in particular by transferring €1.3 million each year to the Afnic Foundation for Digital Solidarity, which supports local initiatives to promote digital inclusion.

.fr is a common good, so it is only natural that its profits are returned to the community.