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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.

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
anniversaire web

30 years of success and danger: the Web, URLs and the future

This month (the exact date is apparently not known), we are celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of...

30 years of success and danger: the Web, URLs and the future
Coaching days

[Success stories] Strengthen your infrastructure to suit your ambitions

Whether to improve your architecture or to limit certain risks of cyber attacks, it may be necessary...

[Success stories] Strengthen your infrastructure to suit your ambitions
Header serveurs DNS

February 1, 2019: is the DNS going to shake?

A new deadline is about to shake the internet ... After the Year 2000 bug, the drying-up of IPv4 add...

February 1, 2019: is the DNS going to shake?
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[Success stories] They chose to have their own TLD

The development in uses on the web means each organization has to rethink its digital strategy in or...

[Success stories] They chose to have their own TLD
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[Success stories] .museum, how a historic Internet suffix was revived

There are nearly 1,500 Internet suffixes to date.

[Success stories] .museum, how a historic Internet suffix was revived
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The main steps in effectively launching your .brand

This third article provides a checklist of the key steps required to launch your custom Internet suf...

The main steps in effectively launching your .brand
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6 secrets on how to improve the renewal of domain names

Acquiring a new customer usually costs 5 times more than keeping one. In a mature market like domain...

6 secrets on how to improve the renewal of domain names
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[Video] Back to IGF 2018 in Paris

Following the Internet Governance Forum 2018 (IGF 2018) that took place in Paris at UNESCO on Novemb...

[Video] Back to IGF 2018 in Paris
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A .BRAND to enhance customer experience

Your brand is a valuable asset, an essential lever in your marketing and sales strategy. That solid...

A .BRAND to enhance customer experience
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Afnic commits to DNS security at the international level

I have had the pleasure of being Vice President of the TLD-OPS Group since June 2018. I actively par...

Afnic commits to DNS security at the international level
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Replacement of the KSK of the root zone: Are you ready?

On 18 September ICANN published a decision of its Board. It puts an end to more than 2 years of proc...

Replacement of the KSK of the root zone: Are you ready?
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How the SNCF implemented its new digital strategy with oui.sncf

At the end of December 2017, SNCF launched its new online booking platform, www.oui.sncf, after a co...

How the SNCF implemented its new digital strategy with oui.sncf
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Franco-Dutch research project on automatic classification of domain name abuse

SIDN Labs, Afnic Labs, and Grenoble Alps University started a new research project called “Classific...

Franco-Dutch research project on automatic classification of domain name abuse
mémoire auditive noms de domaine

The auditive memorization of domain names

A few years ago we called upon Olivier Mokaddem, founder of the Human Sciences strategy agency, Fast...

The auditive memorization of domain names