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60% of .fr domain names are IPv6 compliant, an increase of 19 points in one year

November 14, 2012

60% of the .fr domain names have an IPv6 address for their DNS servers, according to the AFNIC Industry Report on Domain Names.

The November issue of the AFNIC Domain Name Industry Report has indicated a new key figure. After the correlation between start-ups and the filing of .fr domain names last month, the deployment of IPv6 in the .fr zone is highlighted in this month’s study. Today, 6 out of 10 .fr domain names have an IPv6-compatible DNS server. The figure has risen 19 points since October 2011, when only 41% of .fr domain names had an IPv6 address for their DNS servers.


  • To recap, the AFNIC Industry Report on Domain Names in France has changed format. Instead of being edited once a year, it has now become a monthly publication, each issue focusing on a specific trend, event or prominent figure.


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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.