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What is the Trustee Service for .fr domains?

The French registry AFNIC has an additional requirement for a .fr domain registration:

  • The address in both the registrant and administrative details has to be located within the European Union.

When registering a .fr domain with an address outside of the European Union, we automatically replace this with a postal address to ensure that your domain complies with the rules. This is called the Trustee Service add-on and enables you to register the domain without having a trusted contact person within the EU. The costs for using this Trustee Service add-on differ per domain extension and are drafted in a separate contract.

Disabling the Trustee Service

If you no longer require the Trustee Service you can cancel it easily. For an existing domain name simply update the registrant and administrative details to an address within the European Union in your control panel and click save. Also check if the additional information for .FR domains are filled in. We will automatically check the requirements on local presence and notify you if the change is successful.

When the correct information for the .FR domain is entered, click the 'Save' button to update the data. A notification will be shown stating the Trustee Service will be disabled, along with the reduced costs and the charge for the change of registrant details. Click 'Submit' to apply the changes. After issuing a change of registrant details, AFNIC will send you an e-mail asking you to confirm the change. After approximately 14 days the change of registrant details will be processed.

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