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Through its members, team and partners, Afnic brings together personalities with a perceptive and sometimes offbeat view of current events on the internet, domain names and, of course, Afnic itself. With this blog, we aim to share with you a freer and more personal, but still expert and professional expression of views on topical matters.

IGF 2022

Internet Governance Forum Ethiopia 2022: towards greater resilience in times of crisis

The seventeenth edition of the annual Internet Governance ...

Internet Governance Forum Ethiopia 2022: towards greater resilience in times of crisis
API du .fr

Using the .fr API with Elixir (4/4)

We’ve presented the general workings of the .fr API and we’ve ...

Using the .fr API with Elixir (4/4)
RDAP

RDAP, obtaining information on a domain name

To obtain information on a domain name, for example on its holder’s ...

RDAP, obtaining information on a domain name
API du .fr

Using the .fr API with Go (3/4)

We’ve presented the general workings of the .fr API and we’ve ...

Using the .fr API with Go (3/4)
API du .fr

Using the .fr API with Python (2/4)

We’ve presented the general workings of the .fr API. Let’s ...

Using the .fr API with Python (2/4)
ICANN 75

ICANN 75: election of new representatives, Internet fragmentation and handling abuse

The Internet governance summit, the 25th ICANN AGM was held ...

ICANN 75: election of new representatives, Internet fragmentation and handling abuse
sans sel

RFC 9276, Afnic adopts the no-salt diet

In the sleepy days of summer, just a few weeks before the switch-over ...

RFC 9276, Afnic adopts the no-salt diet
API du .fr

The .fr API for Registrars (1/4)

Since 1 October 2022, the .fr Registrars have had an API (Application ...

The .fr API for Registrars (1/4)
GNSO

ICANN: its life and work (part 5): The Supporting Organizations: focus on the GNSO

Created in 1998 by the Clinton Administration to ensure the ...

ICANN: its life and work (part 5): The Supporting Organizations: focus on the GNSO
augmentation des prix com

Increase of .com and .net prices: between protecting margins and forging ahead?

On 28 July 2022, Verisign, the registry for the .COM and .NET ...

Increase of .com and .net prices: between protecting margins and forging ahead?
operateur sequestre

Tricks of the trade – the actors involved in setting up a custom TLD: the data escrow provider

A custom TLD is set up with a certain number of specific actors, ...

Tricks of the trade – the actors involved in setting up a custom TLD: the data escrow provider
marge .fr

Calling all Registrars: .FR = greater profit margins!

I won’t repeat in this article the fact that the .fr TLD is the ...

Calling all Registrars: .FR = greater profit margins!
dans un bureau d'enregistrement

What happens at the registrar

We’ve already talked here about how a domain name registry ...

What happens at the registrar
ICANN saga 4

ICANN, its life and work (part 4): The Supporting Organizations, focus on the ASO

Created in 1998 by the Clinton Administration to ensure the ...

ICANN, its life and work (part 4): The Supporting Organizations, focus on the ASO
.marque retour investissement

.brand: acquisition costs versus return on investment. A worthwhile endeavour?

Dot-brand TLDs may be among the Internet domains most coveted ...

.brand: acquisition costs versus return on investment. A worthwhile endeavour?
Rapport Activité 2020

New TCP standard, RFC 9293

A new technical standard called “RFC 9293” was published ...

New TCP standard, RFC 9293
encryption

NIST announces the winners of the post-quantum competition

On July 5th, 2022, US standards institute NIST announced the ...

NIST announces the winners of the post-quantum competition
http

Reorganisation of the technical standards for HTTP

You will certainly be familiar with the HTTP protocol (Hypertext ...

Reorganisation of the technical standards for HTTP
Protégez vos emails grâce au DNS

Protect your emails thanks to the DNS (SPF, DKIM, DMARC)

Email is particularly targeted by scammers using phishing ...

Protect your emails thanks to the DNS (SPF, DKIM, DMARC)
Comar Phishing

Applying the COMAR classifier to 35k unique phishing URLs

In our previous blogs [1, 2], we discussed the COMAR classifier, ...

Applying the COMAR classifier to 35k unique phishing URLs
Dins

Mid-term progress report on the DiNS project and Afnic’s work

Mid-term progress report on the DiNS project and Afnic’s work
Chien syreli

SYRELI: trademark vs. a pet’s name

Cybersquatting is a practice consisting of registering a domain ...

SYRELI: trademark vs. a pet’s name
point marque

The brand TLDs leading the way

In 2021, 496 brands had their own custom Internet domain. Despite ...

The brand TLDs leading the way
Marques PME

SMEs: don't deprive yourselves of the opportunity of a dot brand

Due to their entry cost, their registration formalities and ...

SMEs: don't deprive yourselves of the opportunity of a dot brand