Find my registrar
A registrar is a mandatory intermediary between you and AFNIC in order to register a domain name under the .fr, .re, .yt, .pm, .wf or.tf TLD
- AFNIC provides a list of registrars under contract for the .fr, .re, .yt, .pm, .wf and .tf namespaces
In France, as in many countries, the organization of the management of domain names is based on the separation of roles, which in turn is modelled on the architecture of the DNS system. The technical role of the registry manager is not to provide the IP address of the resource corresponding to an Internet domain name, but to indicate the coordinates of the DNS server that knows the address. The management of this server (the authoritative DNS) is attributed to the registrar, which is responsible for matching domain names and IP addresses. Since registering a domain name is usually followed by its activation, i.e. its association with a server IP address, it is logical that the registrar should be responsible for processing your request.
From registration to deletion, all the procedures go through the registrar
Registrars are associations or private companies having signed a contract with AFNIC, authorising them to process requests. Note that the registration of domain names is often associated with other services such as the hosting of Internet resources, the management of e-mailboxes, etc. In France, a registrar is a mandatory intermediary for any request to register a domain name under the .fr, .re, .yt, .pm, .wf and .tf TLD, whether you are an individual or you represent a corporation. Applications to register , renew , transfer or delete domain names must be sent to a registrar.
Select your registrar using the AFNIC online tool
To help you in your search for a registrar, AFNIC provides an online tool. It allows you to select your future provider by name or depending on your location. You can also specify whether or not you are an individual, so that only the registrars that accept such requests are displayed. The display of search results obeys the principle of absolute neutrality, in accordance with the principle of non-discrimination among registrars.
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In France, refers to the excerpt from the Companies and Trade Register (RCS), indicating the legal characteristics of the company at the time when the excerpt was obtained. The document is issued by the Registry of the Commercial Court.