Europeans will soon be able to register .FR domain names, along with other ccTLDs for French territories that AFNIC is the registry for, these being .WF, .TF, .RE, .PM, and .YT.
As of 6 December, businesses and individuals domiciled in the European Union will be able to register domain names in the aforementioned ccTLDs as specified by the French decree of 6 February 2007. The contractual framework that accompanied the appointment was a novel one, including, within two years from the date of designation, the opening of the .FR to entities domiciled in the European Union.
In parallel, the new legal framework for domain names in France established by the Act of 22 March 2011 meant that domain names involved a number of new issues. All the French ccTLDs were affected by the new procedures resulting from the law, including their opening to Europeans before on 31 December 2011.
The ccTLDs in question are .WF (Wallis and Futuna), .TF (French Southern and Antarctic territories), .RE (Reunion Island), .PM (St. Pierre and Miquelon), and .YT (Mayotte) which are all operated by AFNIC and will be subject to the same registration rules as the .FR ccTLD.
To register your .FR or any other domain name, check out Europe Registry here.
For more information on the rule changes, check out the AFNIC website here.