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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.

detection

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

By Benoît Ampeau, Andrzej Duda, Cristian Hesselman, Maciej ...

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
Header serveurs DNS

About the attack on French ISPs’ DNS resolvers

On 1 and 2 September 2020, several French ISPs (Internet Service Providers), including SFR and Bouyg...

About the attack on French ISPs’ DNS resolvers
Covid19

Using Afnic open data : example with the term COVID

Every month, Afnic makes a set of data available to the public.

Using Afnic open data : example with the term COVID
IDN

Hosting a domain name with compound characters

In a previous article, we saw that it is perfectly possible to use compound characters in a domain...

Hosting a domain name with compound characters
Brexit et noms de domaine en .fr

Eligibility of a holder located in the United Kingdom post Brexit

Since the United Kingdom announced that it wished to leave the European Union, many people have aske...

Eligibility of a holder located in the United Kingdom post Brexit
IDN

Can compound characters be used in a domain name?

In the Charlie Hebdo edition No. 1446 of 8 April 2020, the article by Laure Daussy on the increase i...

Can compound characters be used in a domain name?
Covid19

Functioning of Afnic during lockdown

What will become of Afnic during lockdown? Will all the operational services be running?...

Functioning of Afnic during lockdown
adresse IP nom de domaine

Which Top Level Domains have an IP address?

Does the hyperlink http://dk/ work? Yes. How? Because .dk (Denmark) is one of the rare Top Level Dom...

Which Top Level Domains have an IP address?
sécurité web

6 tips to prevent your website from being hacked

Homepage spoofing, personal or banking data theft or theft of text and photos… Whether you have a co...

6 tips to prevent your website from being hacked
lala

Lala Andriamampianina, may you rest in peace

Lala passed away on the night of Sunday 9th and Monday 10th February. Very discreetly, without fuss...

Lala Andriamampianina, may you rest in peace
algo DNSSEC

Resolutions for 2020: Afnic goes elliptic

10 years... 10 years that Afnic has been using DNSSEC technology for all the TLDs it operates. It mu...

Resolutions for 2020: Afnic goes elliptic
ntld lowcost

In search of low-cost nTLDs

The present study came about based on a dual observation.

In search of low-cost nTLDs
point paris

Exploring the city through the .paris community

The launch of 1,200 new extensions since 2014 has really changed the internet landscape. Although th...

Exploring the city through the .paris community
.org

.org - an alternative perspective

The recent transfer of the PIR’s .org registry from the ISOC to the Ethos Capital fund has already a...

.org - an alternative perspective
Cercle des marques

Looking back on the success of the first meeting of the Cercle des .marque

AFNIC, the French domain name registry, has launched the Cercle des .marque (The BrandTLD Club), a f...

Looking back on the success of the first meeting of the Cercle des .marque
Red Fish Bowl

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...

Key success factors for Internet extensions: an evaluation grid
FGI France

[Video] Conclusions on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) France 2019

Pierre Bonis, Afnic CEO, and Nicolas Chagny, President of ISOC France, give their conclusions togeth...

[Video] Conclusions on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) France 2019
prenoms noms de domaine

A brief example of using Afnic Open Data

Which domain names are derived from a first name?

A brief example of using Afnic Open Data
newgTLDs

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...

Food for thought on the "new TLD" business models