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Afnic enhances and simplifies the handling of identity theft complaints

June 4, 2019

Since 2017, Afnic has registered 102 complaints for identity theft by individuals when registering a domain name under the .fr TLD.

 

Identity theft occurs when a person registers one or more domain name(s) using the identity of a third party individual.

To fight against identity theft, Afnic has published a practical guide entitled "Fighting against identity theft" and set up a two-step procedure:


NB: This procedure applies to individuals, for all of the domains managed by Afnic (.fr, .pm, .re, .tf, .wf and .yt.). Corporations can use our alternative dispute resolution procedures (ADR).

 

 

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About AFNIC

Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. The registry has been appointed by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic also manages the .re (Reunion Island), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) French Overseas TLDs.
In addition to managing French TLDs, Afnic's role is part of a wider public interest mission, which is to contribute on a daily basis, thanks to the efforts of its teams and its members, to a secure and stable internet, open to innovation and in which the French internet community plays a leading role. As part of that mission, Afnic, a non-profit organization, donates 90% of its profits to its Foundation for Digital Solidarity. Afnic is also the back-end registry for the companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD, such as .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf.
Established in 1997 and based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Afnic currently has 80 employees.