Survey and Market Intelligence Manager, Afnic
Graduating from EDHEC business school in 1993, Loïc Damilaville has been active in the domain name market since 1997. The founder of the “Club des noms de domaine” (Domain Names Club) in 2005, Loïc runs the DNS News newsletter and published a white paper on the management of domain names, backed by Afnic, APCE, APRAM, CCIP, ISOC France and MEDEF. He joined Afnic in 2002, and today holds the position of Survey and Market Intelligence Manager. Loïc Damilaville regularly takes part in conferences on trends in the domain name market, and regularly provides training on “Domain names from A to Z” as part of the partnership between Afnic and INPI.
In search of low-cost nTLDs
The present study came about based on a dual observation.
.org - an alternative perspective
The recent transfer of the PIR’s .org registry from the ISOC to the Ethos Capital fund has already a...
Key success factors for Internet extensions: an evaluation grid
It isn’t always easy to explain the whys and wherefores of domain name market trends. Major indicato...
Food for thought on the "new TLD" business models
There is always some degree of confusion in discussions about the "new TLDs". Some points of view tr...
Which English terms are most used in .FR domain names?
In order to find simple, short, evocative, memorable, intuitive domain names, etc., .FR holders ofte...
What are the terms most used in .fr domain names?
We have conducted a survey of the .fr database to identify the terms most used by the registrants....
Should the registrars streamline their gTLD strategy?
The arrival of the new TLDs is probably impacting registrars the most.
2014 : change of course for the naming system
Reflections on global developments in the domain name market on the eve of opening the new TLDs....