.FR is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for France. It was released in 1986 and until 2011 only French citizens and businesses could register .FR domains. Since then anyone based in an EU country can register an .FR domain. It's the most optimal domain for targeting French markets.
In order to register a domain under .FR, the domain owner must be located in one of the European Union states or in the European Economic Area (EEA).
List of countries: Austria, Aland Islands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guyana, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Saint pierre et Miquelon, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises, Wallis et Futuna
To initiate the transfer of an .FR domain, you will need to obtain the so-called EPP / Authorisation code from your current domain registrar and provide this while ordering the transfer.
After the transfer as completed, your domain will be renewed for one year starting from the date of the end of transfer.
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The registry is EU based and your data protection rights are secured. By registering under this TLD you hold the right to become forgotten (data erasure). Your contact details will also not be exported to a 'third country'. In summary, you are safe and hold your fundamental privacy rights. You're good to go.