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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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ICANN Singapore. A debate at the other end of the world

The fifty-second meeting of ICANN is being held in Singapore from 9 to 12 February....

ICANN Singapore. A debate at the other end of the world
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ICANN Reform, or opening Pandora's box

The practical options for reform were finally discussed at the Icann meeting in Los Angeles....

ICANN Reform, or opening Pandora's box
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Internet Governance Forum: What is to be done?

Last Friday the 9th Forum on Internet Governance ended in Istanbul. 9 years of discussions. What are...

Internet Governance Forum: What is to be done?
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Slam spam!

Current trends When registering a domain name, your details (name, address, phone, email, etc.) are...

Slam spam!
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Icann : freeze !

Every year during the summer holidays, I drop out. No email, no phone calls at the office, no Twitte...

Icann : freeze !
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Scams and identity theft, the experience of a SYRELI reporter

Current trends For some time the SYRELI College has noted that holders of domain names register dom...

Scams and identity theft, the experience of a SYRELI reporter
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French Regional Reform Does Not Mean the End of GeoTLDs

GeoTLDs are the digital facet of initiatives to promote a region Against a background of heightened...

French Regional Reform Does Not Mean the End of GeoTLDs
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Lessons Learnt from NETmundial

Back from the NETmundial forum

Lessons Learnt from NETmundial
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Wind of change at Afnic!

An update on the changes in progress at Afnic.

Wind of change at Afnic!
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Suggestions for a successful IANA transition

This article is actually a letter sent to Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO, advising about the...

Suggestions for a successful IANA transition
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The US Backs ICANN for Internet Governance

With its planned withdrawal from the supervision of the root of the Internet, the U.S. government is...

The US Backs ICANN for Internet Governance
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Back to the future of the Afnic Legal Service

No, I'm not Professor Emmet Brown – or Doc to his friends – and I do not have a beautiful DeLore...

Back to the future of the Afnic Legal Service
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Why do regions want a place online?

Since the emergence of the competitive environment that began in France with the decentralization po...

Why do regions want a place online?
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Should the registrars streamline their gTLD strategy?

The arrival of the new TLDs is probably impacting registrars the most.

Should the registrars streamline their gTLD strategy?
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The IANA elephant in the room

A perspective on recent Internet governance events.

The IANA elephant in the room
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Internet governance: let’s get to work!

Sébastien Bachollet, Member of the ICANN Excutive Board, goes over the 8th meeting of the Internet G...

Internet governance: let’s get to work!
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2014 : change of course for the naming system

Reflections on global developments in the domain name market on the eve of opening the new TLDs....

2014 : change of course for the naming system
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Corporate Social Responsibility and the DNA of ccTLDs

The last CENTR meeting included a debate on the topic of CSR. Here are some upshots from the discuss...

Corporate Social Responsibility and the DNA of ccTLDs
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What can Afnic do?

Afnic is not the Internet police... but all the same!

What can Afnic do?