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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.

sécurité web

A new step towards privacy when using DNS

A new step towards privacy when using DNS
metier de registre

Tricks of the trade - The actors involved in setting up a custom TLD: the Registry

After the Back-End Registry Operator, I invite you to discover ...

Tricks of the trade - The actors involved in setting up a custom TLD: the Registry
SEO pub radio TV

“And above all, don’t forget .FR!” - the new technique for beating rivals on search engines

You may already have noticed the new trend among advertisers: ...

“And above all, don’t forget .FR!” - the new technique for beating rivals on search engines
corporate communication brand TLD

The advantages of corporate communication under a brand TLD

When we think of the possible uses and numerous advantages of ...

The advantages of corporate communication under a brand TLD
ICANN saga

ICANN, its life and work (part 1): built on a certain vision of the Internet

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

ICANN, its life and work (part 1): built on a certain vision of the Internet
hourglass

Why you should start thinking about a custom TLD

In 2012, ICANN, the international Internet address regulator, ...

Why you should start thinking about a custom TLD
header-blog-trademark-breach

ADR: Is a “damage to the trademark” enough to win a case?

ADR: Is a “damage to the trademark” enough to win a case?
header-algo

DNSSEC: change of algorithm for the .fr zone

18 months ago, we published an article explaining the changes

DNSSEC: change of algorithm for the .fr zone
projet de .marque

.brand TLD project: the four main stages

Creating a .brand TLD – a unifying, cross-cutting and ...

.brand TLD project: the four main stages
Organisation

.brand TLD project: what internal and external organisation?

Creating a .brand TLD – a unifying, cross-cutting and ...

.brand TLD project: what internal and external organisation?
équipe

.brand TLD project: what kind of team do you need?

Creating a .brand TLD – a unifying, cross-cutting and ...

.brand TLD project: what kind of team do you need?
Syreli Litiges

Syreli: can one rely on a later right to a domain name to win a case?

In its ruling FR-2021-02272 eat.fr handed down on 25 March 2021, ...

Syreli: can one rely on a later right to a domain name to win a case?
Quic protocol

The QUIC transport protocol has now been standardised

On 27 May 2021 the technical standards of the QUIC transport ...

The QUIC transport protocol has now been standardised
Messy Middle

Getting a grip on the messy middle with a .brand strategy

The messy middle, infinite doubts keeping clients & prospects from the final purchase decision....

Getting a grip on the messy middle with a .brand
gabarit-header-20218_abus

Abuse on the Internet: what is Afnic doing about it?

Our national TLD, “.fr”, has been growing strongly for ...

Abuse on the Internet: what is Afnic doing about i
trésor

Scaterred domain name portfolio : impacts and solutions for your brand

Gérard Oury’s film The Brain (1968) tells the story ...

Scaterred domain name portfolio : impacts and solutions for your brand
Puzzle

Tricks of the trade: the back-end registry operator

Take a look at the various actors involved in setting up a custom TLD.

Tricks of the trade: back-end registry operator
Whois

Personal data are published in the Whois online directory. Is this normal?

The Whois is designed to provide accurate administrative information on domain names....

Personal data are published in the Whois online directory. Is this normal?
detection

Distinguishing exploited from malicious domain names using COMAR: key findings and future directions

By Sourena Maroofi (Grenoble Alps University), Maciej Korczyński ...

Distinguishing exploited from malicious domain names using COMAR: key findings and future directions
emails brandTLDs

Should the .brand TLD be used for your business emails?

A “.brand” TLD is a bonus in terms of image. But this is not the only advantage to be considered....

Using your .brand TLD for your business emails?
nom de domaine

What happens when you register a domain name?

The purpose of this article is to set out the various stages of a domain registration....

What happens when you register a domain name?
Brexit et noms de domaine en .fr

Brexit and .fr domain names

Effective 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom (UK) definitively left the European Union (EU)....

Brexit and .fr domain names
Cercle des marques

Brands answer the call to the 2nd ‘Cercle des .marque’ event

The second edition of ‘Le Cercle des .marque’ (The BrandTLD Club) event

Brands answer the call to the 2nd ‘Cercle des .marque’ event
Point Re (ile de la Réunion)

Analysis of the .RE

Analysis 2020 of the .re domain names for the Reunion Island.

Analysis of the .RE