.fr is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet for France. It is administered by AFNIC. The domain includes all individuals and organizations registered at the Association française pour le nommage Internet en coopération (AFNIC).[2] AFNIC pays 90% of the profits for the domain.[3]

TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
Intended useEntities connected with  France
Actual useVery popular in France
Registered domains3,587,406 (26 September 2020)[1]
Registration restrictionsRestricted to residents of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
DocumentsRegistration Agreement
Dispute policiesAlternative Dispute Resolutions
Registry websiteAFNIC

Since 2004, websites registered with the .fr domain become archived and preserved by the Bibliothèque nationale de France.[4]


In order to purchase and use a .fr domain, they must be a resident of the European Union or an EFTA member state (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein).[5]

Other domains under French administration

British Domain Holders after Brexit

After January 1 2021, UK residents will not be able to register any new .fr domains. AFNIC however has stated that all domains registered before December 31 2020 by Britons will not be affected.[6]

See also


  1. "Données détaillées sur les domaines - AFNIC". www.nic.fr. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  2. Gayard, Laurent (2018-04-16). Darknet: Geopolitics and Uses. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-119-52249-2.
  3. "Covid-19 : la Fondation Afnic finance de nouveaux projets pour réduire les inégalités numériques". www.afnic.fr. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  4. Lasfargues, France; Oury, Clément; Wendland, Bert (2008-09-18). "Legal deposit of the French Web: harvesting strategies for a national domain". HAL.
  5. ".FR domain policies". OpenSRS Help & Support. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  6. Neylon, Michele (2020-05-27). "Brexit Will Impact .EU and .FR Domains". Hosting & Domains News. Retrieved 2020-12-31.
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