Like the large majority of extensions, you can now register your .FR domains for up to 10 years if you wish.
Until recently, the maximum duration of a .FR registration was one year. It was therefore necessary to renew your domain before the anniversary date - which is no longer displayed in the whois, and is replaces with a more customary expiration date.
As with most extensions, the maximum duration can not exceed 10 years to the day. If you have a .FR domain that is currently active, you can therefore not add more than 9 years to it. For transfers, the operation will add one year to the domain's expiration date rather than reinitialise it to the anniversary date.
Note that this important modification is also true for the other national extensions managed by Afnic: .RE, .YT, .WF, .TF, and .PM.
Nothing else changes with their operations.
The Landrush phase for 1- and 2-letter .FR domains will allow anyone who meets the registry's eligibility requirements for .FR domains to register available domains, though at a higher price.
The Landrush is divided into 4 weekly periods, each one with a lower price (prices below are excluding VAT):
from 16/02, 15:00 to 23/02: €18,300 for one year
from 23/02, 12:00 to 02/03: €12,200 for one year
from 02/03, 12:00 to 09/03: €6,950 for one year
from 09/03, 12:00 to 17/03: €190 for one year
The renewal of these domains will be at the normal .FR renewal rate (ex. €12 for one year under A rates). There will not be any pre-reservation for a given date, and in the event that the domain was taken before yours, we will refund your order in full.
Want to have a tiny .FR?:
Beginning May 3rd, you will be able to register a .FR domain with accents. Learn more about this in our blog.
.FR, .RE, .YT, .WF, .PM and .TF domains will be open to all of Europe starting on Dec. 6th. Pre-reservations have started!
AFNIC will perform a scheduled maintenance today between 12:00 CEST and 01:00 PM CEST: