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DNSSEC promotional campaign: check it out!

Monday 21 October 2013 09:38:00

Afnic’s campaign to promote DNSSEC is designed to encourage innovation under the .fr ccTLD [...]


The campaign is also part of the plan to strengthen the security of the Internet infrastructure in France, because DNSSEC can limit risks of cyber attacks such as cache poisoning.

Afnic therefore intends through the campaign to accelerate the deployment of DNSSEC in the .fr namespace and position itself as one of Europe's leading players in securing the DNS. As a partner with registrars in the creation of the trust chain, Afnic now provides the following resources:

  • Practical Guide to DNSSEC deployment;
  • DNSSEC Training;
  • Financial incentive.

Check out the dedicated page:

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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 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.