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[.fr] Prod: Interrupt of the registration chain on 30/06/2015

Friday 19 June 2015 12:00:00

Prod: Interrupt of the registration chain on 30/06/2015 from 10am to 12pm (UTC+2). Procedures manual for registrars has been updated

A maintenance operation on the .fr registration chain is planned to implement the new features of batch 2 convergence: activation of  “Grace periods”, the unified update command and the new voluntary transmission procedure.

For EPP users, please use frnic -1.3 extension to submit voluntary transmissions.

Following these new features, our procedures manual has been updated and is available at the following link:

Thank you for your understanding.

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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.