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10 February 2011: IDN workshop organised by AFNIC

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Hosted by Isabel Toutaud, Legal Affairs Director for AFNIC, the workshop will allow speakers and the audience to actively participate in the formulation of the IDN policy for the .fr TLD. It will be attended by a number of well-known personalities on the Internet market:

Oliver Garry of the French Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (DILA), Louis Pouzin (Eurolinc), Sylvain Hirch (Iptwins), Michel Alessio (French Ministry of Culture) and Alexander Villeneuve (SEO Camp) will present their vision of the new naming opportunities and the importance of selecting accented characters.

Gérard Gourjon (Nameshield), Professor Cédric Manara (specialised in legal issues), Luke Seufer (Eurodns) and Herman Sobrie (EURid) will share their experiences of the various types of opening procedures.

Details of the morning
8:30: Welcome coffee
9:00: Introduction by Stéphane Bortzmeyer
9:15: First round table
11:00: Second round table
13:00: Cocktail Lunch

Find out more
Download the Invitation

You are interested but are not available: please visit the special section devoted to the workshop to our Facebook page available at

(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).
Further information.