FRench domains now open to Europeans

Registration restrictions have just been lifted on .FR domains, so there’s never been a better time to expand your business into the huge, lucrative French market!

Having a local domain helps achieve better ranking with local search engines, and a lot of EU-based companies will try to acquire one. So if you already are – or want to operate in the French market one day, now is the perfect time to secure your .FR domain.

.FR inaccessible until now
For years .FR has been among the most sought after, but notoriously difficult to register domain names due to tight restrictions: French presence or a French /European trademark were required.

From December 6th 2011, .FR domains became open for registration to entities domiciled in the European Union.

Why register a .FR domain?
– Expand business opportunities
– Secure future ideas
– Protect your brand name in .FR

France is one of our closest neighbours, and business possibilities in that market are endless.  Registering a FRench domain can provide countless opportunities right now as well as secure the place for future endeavours – and prevent others from taking your domain name in this popular extension.

Secure your .FR domain today – See if your .fr domain is available.

Want to find out more about the change to .FR? You can view our previous blog post by following this link:


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2 thoughts on “FRench domains now open to Europeans

  1. I already have a French domain name, administered by Amen.
    How so I move it to yourselves?

  2. Hi Dinah,

    You’ll first need to go to and create an account with Namesco.

    You will then need to contact our Amen support team and give them your Namesco account reference. They will walk you through the process of transferring the domain between the two.

    In essence, it involves doing a Transfer Out from Amen and then a Transfer In to Namesco.

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