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[.fr 1&2 characters landrush] Technical information

Monday 16 February 2015 14:45:00

In preparation of today’s opening of the .fr 1&2 characters domains’ landrush, we have limited the number of available connections for each EPP account.

There are currently 2 connections per EPP account until tomorrow, Tuesday 17 February, at 10:00AM UTC+1. With this limitation of connections we aim at enabling a smooth opening for all our registrars. It will be rescheduled every Monday during the landrush phase, until Tuesday 18 March 2015.

We thank you for your understanding and wish you good 1&2 characters sales with .fr.


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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.