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Marianne Georgelin joins Afnic's Executive Committee as Legal Director

Press release

November 17, 2020 -

Afnic announces a new appointment to its Executive Committee with the arrival of Marianne Georgelin, Legal Director responsible for abuse, disputes and registry policy.

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Marianne Georgelin, Afnic Legal Director

 

Afnic announces a new appointment to its Executive Committee with the arrival of Marianne Georgelin, Legal Director responsible for abuse, disputes and registry policy, who will report directly to Afnic CEO Pierre Bonis.

Her task in this role will be to represent legal and registry policy matters within the Executive Committee and to strengthen the fight against abuse by organising consultations between Afnic and all those with a stake in such issues, which are more topical now than ever.

As an expert in domain name law, Marianne Georgelin joined Afnic's legal department in 2007 as an IP/IT legal expert.

Throughout her career at Afnic, she has brought plenty to the table in terms of expertise and contributed to the execution of various major projects aimed at further developing registry practices and fighting abuse and disputes, including the following:

  • In 2007, a newly appointed Marianne participated in the implementation of the new dispute resolution system.
  • In 2009, she was involved in the launch of new TLDs including the .paris, .bzh and .alsace by assisting these domains in outlining their strategies, preparing their applications and developing their registry policies.
  • In 2014, she was responsible for .fr policy developments as Afnic's Senior Policy Manager within the Marketing Department.
  • Since January 2018, Marianne has held the position of Head of Legal & Policy, responsible for registry policy, abuse and disputes at Afnic.

Marianne, 44, graduated in International and European Law from the University of Utrecht and in Media Law from the University of Toulouse. She began her career in 2002 at Cable & Wireless as a legal expert specialising in telecommunications. Between 2004 and 2007 she served at the Valeo group as international legal counsel.

 

 

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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.