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2009 General Assembly and publication of the 2008 Activity Report

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2008 was a year marked by significant growth for AFNIC: with more than 480,000 new domain names in 2008, activity has increased by nearly 33%.
The report also covers the highlights of 2008, including:

on the technical front, the work carried out in preparation for the implementation of the EPP registration protocol and reinforced security;

on the legal side, the framing of conditions for access to the list of domains and the launch of measures to combat obvious breaches of the decree of 6 February 2007;

on the R&D front, involvement in ambitious projects such as the Internet of Things;

on the marketing front, pushing forward research, such as the for French domain name industry Report and trend analysis (this latter showing that the .fr domain name is increasingly the gold-standard for communicating in French to the French);

and, finally, on the communications and international-exchange front, continuing to develop partnerships, and participation in and increased support for international meetings – in particular the hosting of the ICANN Paris event in June 2008.

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Activity Report 2008 (2,3 Mo)
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(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).
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