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The Afnic Domain Name Industry Report issues its 1st key figures

September 17, 2012

The Afnic Domain Name Industry Report has changed format. From now on, each month a key market figure will be highlighted and discussed.


Launched by Afnic for the first time in 2007, the purpose of the Domain Name Industry Report is to improve the understanding of domain names and the market players, while providing keys with which to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the market. For this sixth edition, the Report, designed in partnership with Télécom Sud Paris, has changed format: instead of an annual report, it now consists of a monthly review, enabling greater responsiveness and topicality by focusing on specific events




To mark the launch of this new, more dynamic and more flexible format, Afnic this month has chosen to highlight and discuss three key figures:



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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.