|Sole .FR registration||£10.26|
|.FR with hosting||£6.33|
|TLD||Registrar-Lock||Transfers||Edit WHOIS||ID Protect||Registration Period|
|.FR||no||yes (EPP)||yes||no||1 Year|
The Dot FR country-code domain name extension is the most popular one amongst speakers of French and if you possess a website in French, such a domain name will be a good choice to reach tens of millions of web users, given the fact that a dot FR domain is more likely to have better French search engine standings. This doesn’t include only France, but also states with sizeable French-speaking communities, such as Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and a number of countries in Northern and Central Africa. People from all these countries regularly use French electronic mail providers and search online for French websites, so this is an excellent chance for you to get through to them.
The top-level domain was started in 1986, but registrations were restricted to persons and businesses located in France until 2011 when the process was liberalized. Today, a .FR domain can be acquired by anybody from the EU, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. With more than 2.5 million functioning domains, the .FR top-level domain extension is among the most widespread country-specific domains. And this number has risen with a whole million over the past couple of years.
If you would like to obtain a .FR domain, you can do it through our company and it will be operational nearly immediately. AFNIC, the Registry organization that controls this TLD, has precise prerequisites about certain records that the name servers of a dot FR domain must have, and we meet these requirements, so you will not come across any problems to get your site up and running in a matter of minutes. Many hosting providers, particularly resellers, don’t offer the full set of records, so you can’t really host a .FR domain with them. You will have full control over your domain through our Hepsia Control Panel tool – you’ll be able to update the WHOIS contact information at any time, to create and to edit Custom DNS records, to park domains, etc.
.FR Domain Name Management with Irwin Associates Web Hosting
We can help you take the administration of your .FR domain(s) to a whole new level. Our Web Hosting Control Panel includes the in-house developed Domain Manager, which allows for intuitive control of .FR domain names. Updating the WHOIS information, editing the DNS settings and locking/unlocking your domain(s) take just a few clicks of the mouse. Extensive help documentation and 24x7x365 customer support are also offered.