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Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération logo.jpg
TLD typeCountry code top-level domain
Intended useEntities connected with  France
Actual useVery popular in France
Registered domains3,465,673 (18 March 2020)[1]
DocumentsRegistration Agreement
Dispute policiesAlternative Dispute Resolutions
Registry websiteAFNIC

.fr is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet for France. It is administered by AFNIC. The domain includes all individuals and organizations registered at the Association française pour le nommage Internet en coopération (AFNIC).[2] AFNIC pays 90% of the profits for the domain.[3]

Since 2004, websites registered with the .fr domain become archived and preserved by the Bibliothèque nationale de France.[4]


In order to purchase and use a .fr domain, they must be a resident of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.[5]

Other domains under French administration[edit]

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  1. ^ "Données détaillées sur les domaines - AFNIC". www.nic.fr. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  2. ^ Gayard, Laurent (2018-04-16). Darknet: Geopolitics and Uses. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-119-52249-2.
  3. ^ "Covid-19 : la Fondation Afnic finance de nouveaux projets pour réduire les inégalités numériques". www.afnic.fr. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  4. ^ Lasfargues, France; Oury, Clément; Wendland, Bert (2008-09-18). "Legal deposit of the French Web: harvesting strategies for a national domain". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ ".FR domain policies". OpenSRS Help & Support. Retrieved 2020-06-06.

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