Afnic partners with the Internet Governance Forum - France
January 14, 2014
Various key players in the French digital economy have launched the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) France. Afnic invites every French stakeholder to take
Open to all, the first Internet Governance Forum in France will be held on March 10, 2014 in the premises of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE).
In order to better understand the national and international issues related to the digital economy, the forum will combine plenary sessions and interactive workshops. We invite all of the stakeholders involved in the French Internet (users, the private sector, academia, government authorities, etc.) to actively take part in preparing the event by visiting http://forum.fgi2014.fr and proposing the topics they would like to see addressed.
This joint development of the agenda for the forum is one of the hallmarks of the all-inclusive, multi-stakeholder nature of the IGF concept, a feature to which AFNIC is particularly attached.
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.
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