In France, management of geographic or country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), such as .fr (France) or .re (Réunion) is governed by Articles L 45 et seq. of the Post and Electronic Communications Code.
The French State designates the registry by decree for a legally fixed period.
In its role as registry, Afnic has also signed an agreement with the State for the management of the ccTLDs .fr (France), .re (Réunion), .yt (Mayotte), .wf (Wallis and Futuna), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Lands) and .pm (Saint Pierre and Miquelon).
Several other texts supplement the legal and regulatory framework to which Afnic’s activities are subject overall, notably as regards extrajudicial dispute resolution procedures.