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Securing the management of domain names: Afnic recommendations

September 10, 2012

Afnic has published its issue paper on securing the management of domain names for companies present on the Internet

 

The domain name being a powerful factor in online communication, in this theme file Afnic discusses the issues involved in the methodology studied. Tips and best practices are the main features of the paper, allowing companies to easily establish a policy for managing and targeting interactions with their providers.

 

The document proposes a practical approach for:

  • Identifying and assessing the risks involved;
  • Limiting the risks from inside the company;
  • Limiting the risks from outside the company.

 The document cites recent examples to illustrate all of these points.

 

Leveraging its expertise, Afnic seeks to provide readers with a series of best practices that can be used to improve the management of their assets and ensure their visibility on the Internet. Best practices that have proven to be extremely effective in dealings with specialized service providers.

 

To download file # 9:

Securing the management of domain names

 

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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 delegated by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr TLD, as well as 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 82 employees.