Starting on 8 December, 2014, the .FR domain name extension will begin offering one- and two-character domain names on a first come - first served basis.
The opening will take place according to a specific timetable, in several phases:
|From 8 December 2014, 14:00 UTC, to 9 February 2015, 23:59 UTC|| |
Period during which rights holders can apply for the registration of their domain name(s) with 1 & 2 characters.
|From 16 February 2015, 14:00 UTC, to 16 March 2015, 23:59 UTC||Period during which any interested party can apply for the registration of a domain name with 1 & 2 characters, provided it has not already been registered during the Sunrise phase. During this phase, Afnic will gradually apply price discounts.|
|Opening for the general public||17 March 2015, 14:00 UTC||From this date onwards, any person can register domain names with 1 & 2 characters that were not registered during the Sunrise or Landrush phases.|
Domain names available for registration
Domain names that are open for registration include those consisting of one and two numeric and/or alphabetic characters in the .fr TLD, that use the following ASCII and IDN alphanumeric characters:
a, à, á, â, ã, ä, å, æ, b, c, ç, d, e, è, é, ê, ë, f, g, h, i, ì, í, î, ï, j, k, l, m, n, ñ, o, ò, ó, ô, õ, ö, oe, p, q, r, s, t, u, ù, ú, û, ü, v, w, x, y, ý, ÿ, z, ß, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, excluding the following character: - (minus sign).
Who can apply?
To apply during the Sunrise, applicants must fall within one of the following categories and provide the supporting documents required:
Category of rights
Supporting documents required
French trademarks, Community trademarks, or international trademarks designating France. These trademarks must have been registered before 9 July 2012.
Trademark registration certificate.
French local authorities.
Official document with INSEE identification number.
Companies formed before 9 July 2012.
Company registration certificate (K-bis form).
Surnames of individuals.
National ID Card or Passport.
Who can apply?
To apply during this phase, holding rights to a name is not required; the application must simply comply with the eligibility conditions of the .fr TLD.
Domain names with one- and two-characters that have not been registered during the Sunrise are available for registration.
The first-come, first-served principle applies to all of these phases.
Available upon request.
If you would like more information about how to register a one- or two-character .FR domain name, please email [email protected].