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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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About AFNIC

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. For 20 years, we have been the registry for the management of Internet addresses under the .fr TLD suffix. We also manage the French overseas TLDs for .re (Reunion Island), .pm (St. Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna), and .yt (Mayotte). In addition to the more than 3.2 million domain names they represent, we are also the back-end registry for 14 companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD suffix including .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf. We actively support the digital transformation of small and mid-size businesses in France with our system Réussir en .fr (www.reussir-en.fr) and offer a free online presence support package ranging from diagnostic tools to on-site training throughout France. As an association, we federate a community of more than one hundred members with varied profiles but all of whom are stakeholders on the web: registrars, companies, federations, users, institutions, etc. Our role is part of a broader assignment involving the common good, which consists in helping to make the Internet more secure, stable and open to innovation each day, in which the French Internet community plays a leading role. In addition, we pay 90% of the profits from the management of the .fr TLD to our Afnic Foundation for Digital Solidarity (www.fondation-afnic.fr) which each year finances some thirty projects designed to reduce the digital divide throughout France.