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.FR opened to French citizens abroad; EuroDNS is there! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Domainer's Magazine Staff   
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 16:26
LUXEMBOURG - EuroDNS annouced their support of AFNIC’s move to open .FR domain names to French citizens residing in a foreign country, loosening the previous geographical restrictions on the tld.
For years, registration of a .FR Domain Name used to require French Companies and citizens to have a valid mailing address in France. Starting this month, French citizens no longer have to live domestically to be able to acquire a .FR domain name for their e-mail addresses or web sites. While AFNIC does not require the interested party to produce a passport before entering the Registration request, EuroDNS has been informed that random checks may occur following the registration. The party would then have to send a document confirming
its French citizenship.
Xavier Buck, EuroDNS CEO, comments “This decision is a step in the right direction and should finally allow French citizens – whether in bordering countries such as Luxembourg or in the other side of the world – to express themselves with a domain name linked to their home country. Having worked for years towards the wide adoption of local domain names by individuals and companies, EuroDNS is proud to support this limited opening.”
To celebrate this achievement, EuroDNS customers can now benefit from a discount on their .FR domain names registrations using the promocode FRABROAD. It will take AFNIC another two years to finally accept registration of .FR from all individuals and structures located within the European Union, in 2012. Contrary to many Registries in the world, there are currently no plans to allow non-French individuals outside of Europe to register a .FR Domain Name.
For more information on the .FR, please check here: http://www.eurodns.com/top-level-domain/France/Fr
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 14:53
 
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