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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.

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Domain name litigation: the recognition of an AOC rights in the SYRELI procedure

Although it has been in operation for nearly six years, the Afnic SYRELI College has just been confr...

Domain name litigation: the recognition of an AOC rights in the SYRELI procedure
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Why choose a domain name under a geoTLD?

Cédric Michel-Flandin, gTLD key account manager at Afnic goes over his interviews of two project spo...

Why choose a domain name under a geoTLD?
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Afnic, a community first and foremost!

After a little less than 12 years at Afnic, as my term of office comes to an end, I can say without...

Afnic, a community first and foremost!
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The defense of personality rights in the SYRELI procedure

Law No. 2011-302 of 22 March 2011 provides in Article 19 that any person demonstrating a right to br...

The defense of personality rights in the SYRELI procedure
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When will the next round of the new gTLDs take place?

At the latest ICANN meeting in Copenhagen early this March, the issue was at the center of attention...

When will the next round of the new gTLDs take place?
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A million good reasons for coming to the Afnic Forum...

Let's go back 2 years: the Afnic Forum had yet to exist. We had the "Registrar Day", a day specially...

A million good reasons for coming to the Afnic Forum...
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Yeti DNS-over-TLS public resolver

There is a new DNS-over-TLS public DNS resolver, and it uses the Yeti root. You want explanations? Y...

Yeti DNS-over-TLS public resolver
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2016, the beginning of a new cycle for Afnic

After confirming the relevance of its model as a multi-registry operator in 2015, Afnic undertook a...

2016, the beginning of a new cycle for Afnic
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.fr has just passed the 3 million domain names milestone

This new milestone for Afnic and the .fr namespace would not have been possible without the action a...

.fr has just passed the 3 million domain names milestone
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My experience inside the Afnic Legal Department

A page is now turning in my life, one that seems important today, but no doubt in a few years will l...

My experience inside the Afnic Legal Department
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Future of ICANN Privatization? Internationalization? Supervision?

On Tuesday 21 of June 2016, I was on the French « Sénat[1] » along with Mathieu Weill and other emin...

Future of ICANN Privatization? Internationalization? Supervision?
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Excellence at Afnic - Our coming-out

Today we are publishing a page on excellence at Afnic. At last! It is not really a "coming out" as...

Excellence at Afnic - Our coming-out
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Exclusive offer: 100% money back on your domain name*!

If you’re reading this, it means my message has got through. If it worked with you, it will work wit...

Exclusive offer: 100% money back on your domain name*!
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Speech at the transmittal of the IANA Stewardship Transition Plan

Almost exactly two years ago, the US administration announced its intent to let expire its contract...

Speech at the transmittal of the IANA Stewardship Transition Plan
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8 tips for choosing the right domain name

The basic question is: what is a simple domain name?

8 tips for choosing the right domain name
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IPv6 and DNSSEC are respectively 20 and 19 years old. Same fight and challenges?

IPv6 and DNSSEC are respectively 20 and 19 years old. Their backgrounds, obstacles and outlooks make...

IPv6 and DNSSEC are respectively 20 and 19 years old. Same fight and challenges?
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L.45-2 paragraph 1 of the CPCE: When a domain name disrupts the French law

Since the French law of 22 March 2011, and in particular under the provisions of Article L.45-6 of t...

L.45-2 paragraph 1 of the CPCE: When a domain name disrupts the French law
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How to avoid getting your domain name stolen by email?

In early November, alerts from Registrar on the social networks and their own sites were repeated. T...

How to avoid getting your domain name stolen by email?
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Accountability and IANA transition: behind the scenes

Last week, Lise Fuhr and I had the great honor to be the recipients of the 2015 CENTR Contributor of...

Accountability and IANA transition: behind the scenes
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Stop selling domain names!

It may seem insane and out of place to say that, but I’m saying it all the same!...

Stop selling domain names!
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abc.xyz : erratum.xyz

We all have to get used to the new TLDs – including me, given the mistake I made in a previous post....

abc.xyz : erratum.xyz
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abc.xyz : Meanwhile, back in France…

On the old continent, the noise about abc.xyz somehow seems typically American, most people being in...

abc.xyz : Meanwhile, back in France…
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abc.xyz: Why not alphabet.com? (The conspiracy theory version)

For the record, alphabet.com belongs to a subsidiary of BMW[1], which specializes in long-term vehic...

abc.xyz: Why not alphabet.com? (The conspiracy theory version)
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abc.xyz : The controversial success of .xyz

Nobody can deny that the new domain name of abc.xyz is the best ad possible for the .xyz TLD....

abc.xyz : The controversial success of .xyz