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About .fr Domains

The .fr country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents France.

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Features Availability
Who can register? Details here
Registration length 1 year
Renewal length 1 year
Renewal restrictions Details below1
Nameserver requirements Details here
Transfers to GoDaddy Not supported
Transfers away Supported (details below)2
Private registration Not supported
Protected registration Not supported
Backorders Not supported
Bulk registration Supported
Account change Not supported
Contact updates Supported (details below)3
IDNs French
Expiration/redemption Please contact customer support
Refund policy See below4
Registry AFNIC

Details

1 Renewal restrictions

Your .fr domain name renews before its expiration date. The renewal date depends on whether you set the domain name to auto-renew or renew manually renew. We attempt auto-renewal on the first day of the month prior to the domain name's expiration date. If the renewal attempt fails, we re-attempt renewal on the 10th of the month and again on the 20th of the month.

If we cannot auto-renew the domain name and you do not manually renew it by the 20th of the month prior to the expiration date, you can attempt to recover it, and there might be a fee to do so. See Recovering Expired Domain Names for more information.

For example, if your .fr domain name expires on October 10 and you don't auto-renew it, you can renew it manually by September 20. For automatic renewals, we attempt to renew the domain name on September 1, September 10, and September 20.

2 Transfers away requirements

Please contact customer support to request an authorization code for .fr domain transfers away.

3 Contact updates requirements

Contact our support department to update the following registrant contact fields for your .fr domain names:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Organization (company name)
  • Country

If a .fr domain has a Domain Trustee linked to it (and therefore account changes are prohibited), the billing information must stay in the original account and CANNOT be moved to a different account.

You can update all other domain name contact information through the Domain Manager in your GoDaddy account.

4 Refund policy

For details on refunds, please visit GoDaddy's Refund Policy page. Most domains will follow the Standard Terms, but certain domains will have exceptions or may not be refundable at all. Look under BOTH of the following categories:

  • Products with Special Refund Terms (look under Domain Name Registrations/Renewals)
  • Products Not Eligible for Refunds

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