Domain usage

Started by JessicaJohn, Jul 25, 2022, 03:23 AM

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Hi there!
I'm planning to register a domain. Can you advise me on the ideal timing for launching my website after registering the domain?
Are there any guidelines on how long it should take between registration and going live on the web?
I have a great domain name in mind, but no website at the moment.
I'm interested in obtaining both a .fr and .com domain.


So, if I'm understanding correctly, you're wondering if it's possible to register a domain now and launch a website at a later time?

Absolutely! You can register a domain, put it on hold, and work on building your website at your own pace. The crucial thing is to remember to renew your domain registration so that it doesn't expire.

When you're ready to launch your site, you can post an announcement on the main page a few weeks before the launch. You may even want to include a countdown to build excitement, and a subscription form for people who want to be notified when your site goes live.


This is regarding the registration of a .FR domain in France.

Note that there are additional requirements, documents, or information needed to obtain a .fr domain. For individuals, residency must be established, along with providing their date and place of birth, city of birth, and zip code. It may also be necessary to provide supporting documents. Legal entities, on the other hand, must have their registered office or primary place of business located in a member state of the European Union (EU) or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland.

You will need to provide one of the following: Siren/Siret number, DUNS number, company registration number, business certificate number, or a valid local identifier for the EU or other countries listed above. Registrants and administrative contacts must have a valid phone number, physical address, and email address, and it may also be necessary to provide supporting documents.


If you are not a citizen of a member state of the European Union (EU) or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
You need to stop at the .com domain zone


The ideal timing for launching your website after registering a domain can vary depending on various factors, including the complexity of your website and your preparedness. However, it is generally recommended to have at least a basic website ready before going live.

Typically, it is advisable to have your website ready within a few weeks to a couple of months after registering the domain. This allows you enough time to design and develop your website, create content, and ensure everything is functioning correctly.

If you have no website at the moment, it would be beneficial to start working on building your website immediately after registering the domain. This will give you ample time to plan, design, and develop a professional website that aligns with your goals.

Regarding obtaining both a .fr and .com domain, it's a good practice to secure multiple domain extensions if they are available and relevant to your target audience. This can help protect your brand and prevent others from registering similar domains.

If you're interested in obtaining both a .fr and .com domain, it's generally a good idea to register them at the same time or as close together as possible. This ensures that you have consistency in your branding and allows you to cater to a wider international audience.

Registering both domains simultaneously also helps in avoiding any potential issues where someone else might register one of the domains with the intent to confuse or mislead your visitors. By securing both domains, you have better control over your online presence and can potentially redirect one domain to the other to consolidate your website traffic.

Additionally, it's worth considering whether you want to use separate websites for each domain or if you prefer to redirect one domain to the other. This decision depends on your business goals, target audience, and the content you plan to provide on each website.