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Abuse Report by Afnic: The solution supervising for abusive registrations

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As part of the program for new Top-Level Domains (nTLD), ICANN requires in particular that registries of the new Top Level Domains have an abuse prevention and reduction policy. The purpose of the policy is to minimize abusive domain name registrations and behavior (spam, phishing, malware, botnets, etc.) which can have a negative impact on Internet users.


To help registries meet this obligation, Afnic now offers a turnkey solution that includes the following services:

  • Daily control of the customer base;
  • Warnings transmitted by e-mail each time a new abuse is identified;
  • A monthly report for archiving, monitoring the monthly change in the number of abuse cases.

The Afnic service offer is based on a powerful tool that is simple to deploy, enabling registries to communicate on the quality of their TLDs.

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About Afnic

Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. The registry has been appointed by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic also manages the .re (Reunion Island), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) French Overseas TLDs.

In addition to managing French TLDs, Afnic’s role is part of a wider public interest mission, which is to contribute on a daily basis, thanks to the efforts of its teams and its members, to a secure and stable internet, open to innovation and in which the French internet community plays a leading role. As part of that mission, Afnic, a non-profit organization, has committed to devoting 11% of its Revenues from managing .fr Top Level Domain to actions of general interest, in particular by transferring €1.3 million each year to the Afnic Foundation for Digital Solidarity.
Afnic is also the back-end registry for the companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD, such as .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf.

Established in 1997 and based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Afnic currently has nearly 90 employees.