|Introduced||2 September 1986|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Intended use||Entities connected with France|
|Actual use||Very popular in France|
|Registered domains||3,587,406 (26 September 2020)|
|Registration restrictions||Restricted to residents of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein|
|Dispute policies||Alternative Dispute Resolutions|
.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). AFNIC pays 90% of the profits for the domain.
Since 2004, websites registered with the .fr domain are archived and preserved by the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
In order to purchase and use a .fr domain, they must be a resident of the European Union or an EFTA member state (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein).
Due to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, since January 1 2021 UK residents are not able to register new .fr domains. However, the AFNIC has stated that all domains registered before December 31 2020 by Britons will not be affected.