|Sole .FR registration||$11.00|
|.FR with hosting||$7.00|
|TLD||Registrar-Lock||Transfers||Edit WHOIS||ID Protect||Registration Period|
|.FR||no||yes (EPP)||yes||no||1 Year|
The .FR country-code Top-Level Domain is the most widely used one amongst speakers of French and if you have a website in French, such a domain will be a wonderful choice to contact tens of millions of WWW users, having in mind that a dot FR domain is more likely to have better French search engine rankings. This doesn’t include only France, but also countries with substantial French-speaking communities, such as Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and a number of countries in Northern and Central Africa. People from all these countries usually use French email providers and search online for French websites, so this is an ideal chance for you to get through to them.
The domain extension was started in 1986, but registrations were limited to persons and entities situated in France until 2011 when the process was liberalized. These Days, a .FR domain can be acquired by anybody from the European Union, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. With more than two and a half million active registrations, the dot FR extension is among the most widely used country-specific extensions. And this number has risen with a whole million over the past several years.
If you would like to register a .FR domain, you can do it through our company and it will go live more or less instantly. AFNIC, the Registry that administrates this TLD, has specific restrictions about certain records that the name servers of a .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 web hosting providers, mainly resellers, don’t offer the full set of records, so you can’t really host a .FR domain name with them. You will have full control over your domain through our Hepsia Control Panel interface – you’ll be able to update the WHOIS contact information at any time, to create and to alter Custom DNS records, to park domains, etc.
.FR Domain Names with Hostingboy
The Domain Manager interface designed by Hostingboy is an ideal home for your new .FR domain name. It is both fully featured as well as straightforward, so that it is suitable for both experienced users and web hosting rookies. You'll enjoy immediate access to crucial DNS settings and, with just a click, you can an URL redirection. The Domain Manager furthermore will allow you to manage multiple domain names at the same time comfortably. As a bonus, if you're looking to widen your online presence, you can make use of our unlimited domain parking option.
If you also have a hosting account with Hostingboy, you will be able to control both your websites along with your domains from the very same Control Panel - the Web Hosting Control Panel. You won't need to move between a variety of website management and domain management interfaces any more.