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AFNIC's new Naming Policy for French TLDs now online

November 25, 2011

As part of opening up to Europe next 6 December, AFNIC is publishing its new Naming Policy


From 6 December 2011 onwards, the extensions .wf (Wallis and Futuna), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic territories), .re(Réunion), .pm (St. Pierre and Miquelon), and .yt (Mayotte) operated by AFNIC will open up to Europe and be subject to the same registration rules as the .fr TLD (France).


Click here to see the new naming policy for French extensions, which will be applicable starting 6 December 2011

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Afnic (the French acronym for "Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération" i.e. the French Network Information Centre), is a non-profit association created in 1997. Appointed by the State to manage domain names under the .fr TLD, it promotes use of the namespace by entrepreneurs and individuals. As the incumbent manager of the .fr TLD with more than 2.9 million domain names in the .fr namespace to date, it is also positioned as a provider of technical solutions and registry services: it currently manages 14 projects for new gTLDs, including .paris and .bzh. Afnic is located in Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, where its staff of 80 works for the common good of the French Internet.