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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.

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
IoT DNS

The Internet of Things (part 1) – interoperability and its limits: how Afnic proposes to respond

As a major Internet player and DNS expert, Afnic has been working for more than ten years on project...

The Internet of Things (part 1) – interoperability and its limits: how Afnic proposes to respond
ICANN saga 3

ICANN, its life and work (part 3): a multistakeholder organisational structure

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

ICANN, its life and work (part 3): a multistakeholder organisational structure
Brand TLD secret

Why some brands have withdrawn their brandTLD

It is always surprising to learn that certain brands have parted ways with the TLD they launched....

Why some brands have withdrawn their brandTLD
NFT domains

NFTs and domain names, friends and partners?

NFTs are much in fashion. In the context of domains, they have even been cited in an ICANN conflict....

NFTs and domain names, friends and partners?
nouveau-types-DNS

New DNS record types to give more information for client applications

We often read that the DNS “translates domain names into IP addresses”...

New DNS record types to give more information for client applications
BrandTLD

brandTLD: an essential means of protecting your Internet brand?

In 2012, more than 1,000 applications were filed for new Internet TLDs.

brandTLD: an essential means of protecting your Internet brand?
IGF Poland 2021

Meeting the “Internet United” challenge: when Poland hosted the Internet Governance Forum

The sixteenth edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) ...

Meeting the “Internet United” challenge: when Poland hosted the Internet Governance Forum
ICANN Saga 2

ICANN: its life and work (Part 2): ICANN: main tenets of its functioning

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

ICANN: its life and work (Part 2): ICANN: main tenets of its functioning
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