Reserve your .fr domain name
The French national extension is available to individual residents of the European Union member states and corporations based in Europe, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. For any business project in French, the .fr domain name will be the best option.
Included with your domain name
Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).
Protection against theft
Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.
Redirect your domain name to a webpage of your choice.
The life cycle of .fr
Creating your .fr domain name
Information required for the order:
Individuals: Date, place and department/county of birth/country
Company: The SIREN number (or VAT, DUNS, company registration or local country identifier) and company name
Brand owner: INPI number and trading name
Association: SIREN number/WALDEC number/Official gazette information
Domains with accents are now available for this extension!
View the list of terms covered in the AFNIC comprehensive review
|Booking Period||1 to 10 years|
|Renewal Period||1 to 10 years|
|Domain size||2 to 63 characters|
|Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported||Yes|
.fr domain name renewal
|Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:||✓|
|Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.||✓|
|Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.||✓|
|Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com||✓|
|Renew via your Control Panel||✓|
.fr domain name transfer
|Time to complete the transfer||5 - 10 days|
.fr domain name owner change
.fr domain name reactivation
|Redemption period||30 days|
|Reactivation by the owner||✓|
The .fr extension is a country code top-level domain for French national territory. Whether you are an individual or a company, choosing and buying a .fr domain name will give you optimal visibility among French internet users. Since 1998, .fr domain names have been managed by the French Association for Internet Names and Cooperation (AFNIC). Whatever the nature of your project, if you would like to reach a French-based or primarily French-speaking audience, this extension is the most suitable.