.fr domain name

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.


£4.50 ex. VAT/year or £5.40 incl. VAT/year

Included with your domain name

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5GB email account

An essential email solution, linked to your domain name.

10MB web hosting

Perfect for coding your first webpage.

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DNS Management

Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.

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Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).

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Protection against theft

Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.

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Easy Redirect

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

Naming policy

Booking Period 1 to 10 years
Renewal Period 1 to 10 years
Delivery time Immediate
Domain size 2 to 63 characters
Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported Yes
Price £4.50 ex. VAT/year or £5.40 incl. VAT/year

.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
Price £6.99 ex. VAT/year or £8.39 incl. VAT/year

.fr domain name transfer

Time to complete the transfer 5 - 10 days
Price £6.99 £4.19 ex. VAT/year or £5.03 incl. VAT/year

.fr domain name owner change

Price Free

.fr domain name reactivation

Redemption period 30 days
Reactivation by the owner
Price £49.99 ex. VAT/year or £59.99 incl. VAT/year

Included with your .fr domain name

Disk space 10 MB
Monthly traffic included 1 GB unmetered
Email accounts 1 * 5 GB

About .fr:

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.