.PF represents the official domain extension or the internet country code top level domain (ccTLD) of French Polynesia. PF is the acronym for Polynésie française. This ccTLD was introduced in 1996 and was intended for entities affiliated with French Polynesia. “Service des Postes et Télécommunications” is the authorized agency for carrying out its registry while Marcaria.com is a trusted registrar where applications for .PF domains are processed.
PF also stands for: profile, pillow fight, positive force, pension fund, public finance, project finance, perfect fit, pilot flying, particle filter, peak flow, pacific fleet, positive force, parachute flare, program files, page file, and many more.
Entities connected with French Polynesia
A .pf domain name is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for French Polynesia.
Anyone with affiliation to French Polynesia can use a .pf domain name. Businesses and individuals in French Polynesia who wish to acquire a .pf domain name must first register as a local representative.
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and Service des Postes et Télécommunications (SPT) regulate .pf domain name. It allocates IP addresses and country codes and coordinates the management of top-level domains.
It's wise to search for available .pf domain names as you would with any other ccTLD because it helps prevent you from purchasing a closed/registered domain name. Using the French spelling variant of the word "Polynesie" is another good way to find available .pf domain names.
Also remember to:
1. Use keywords in your domain name so it can be easily found by search engines.
2. Be unique, as many .pf domain names are already registered.
3. Make sure you can acquire the .pf domain name as quickly as possible.
4. Make sure your .pf domain name is easy to remember and type incorrectly for your customers/visitors.
Both of these domains are exactly the same, except that if you use the .com.pf version, it will direct users to a different website than if they were to type in the regular .pf domain name. This is because .com.pf is an Open New gTLD (non-country code) and the regular .pf domain name is a Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).
Here are some common subdomains available under the .pf domain:
.co.pf - This is the official French Polynesian ccTLD registry.
.edu.pf - This is for educational institutions in French Polynesia.
.gov.pf - This is for government websites within French Polynesia.
.org.pf - The .org.pf subdomain is for non-profit organizations in French Polynesia.
No, you must have a local presence to use the .pf domain name. The registrant of a .pf domain must be either an individual or organization that has registered with Service des Postes et Télécommunications in French Polynesia.
You need a copy of your passport and a certificate from the registrar that you have registered with them in French Polynesia. They will give you this after they have verified that you have a local presence in French Polynesia.
For business, you need a copy of your business license and articles of incorporation. This helps establish the legitimacy of your registration even as a foreigner. Ensure that these documents are a recent copy since they will be needed during and after your domain name registration.
The cost of a .pf domain name is 344,25 XPF (approximately 5 USD) per year. This includes a one-time fee of 77,90 XPF for the registry and 266,35 XPF as a service fee from your registrar. However, this is determined by your registrar and it may cost more than this.