.fr (France) - Amazon Route 53

.fr (France)

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Registration and renewal period

One to ten years.


Open to the public, with some restrictions:

  • Individuals must be at least 18 and must provide their date-of-birth.

  • Organizations must be located in the European Economic Area or in Switzerland.

  • Organizations should fill out all company identification fields (VAT number, SIREN, WALDEC, DUNS, and so on), as this will facilitate any verification that AFNIC might perform at a later date.

  • The same eligibility conditions apply to the administrative contact.

  • Names and terms are subject to an AFNIC prior review (Naming Charter Article 2.4) and to the following additional conditions:

    • Domain names previously reserved or prohibited are open to applicants that justify a legitimate right and act in good faith.

    • Names beginning with ville, mairie, agglo, cc, cg, and cr are subject to AFNIC naming conventions.

Privacy protection

Determined by the registry.

Domain locking to prevent unauthorized transfers

Not supported. We recommend that you prevent unauthorized transfers by restricting access to the RetrieveDomainAuthCode API action. (When you restrict access to this Route 53 API, you also restrict who can generate an authorization code using the Route 53 console, AWS SDKs, and other programmatic methods.) For more information, see Identity and access management in Amazon Route 53.

Internationalized domain names


Authorization code required for transfer to Route 53



Supported for domain registration. For more information, see Configuring DNSSEC for a domain.

Deadlines for renewing and restoring domains
  • Renewal is possible: Until the expiration date

  • Late renewal with Route 53 is possible: Until 27 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from Route 53: 28 days after expiration

  • Restoration with the registry is possible: Between 28 days and 58 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from the registry: 58 days after expiration


The registrar for this TLD is our registrar associate, Gandi.