Following the publication of the calls for applications to manage the 11 top-level extensions in the Official Journal of the French Republic on March 20, 2012, AFNIC has announced his candidacy for the extensions in question and has launched its campaign of calls for support.
AFNIC has successfully acted as the Registry for the .fr (France) and operates .re (Reunion Island), .pm (St. Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) TLDs since 1998.
“The association is particularly committed to extending this unbiased approach, giving each category of stakeholder (registrars, users, private and public sectors) a fair place, while promoting sharing and openness in a non-profit environment,” said Jean-Pierre Dardayrol, Chairman of AFNIC. “AFNIC therefore wishes to re-assert its commitment to the French Internet community by applying for the management of the 11 French Internet extensions included in the calls for applications,” he added.
By supporting AFNIC’s project you are:
- Supporting a shared, open and multi-stakeholder approach to the management of critical Internet resources;
- Favoring a non-profit approach to the management of these resources;
- Helping to ensure critical infrastructures in the country are controlled by a domestic market player;
- Supporting French expertise in ICT;
- Ensuring the consistency and continuity of equivalent services in every French territory, including metropolitan France and its overseas territories;
- Promoting a responsible, common approach to all the French Internet extensions in terms of the protection of rights holders, in accordance with the law and in the general interest.
To support its applications, AFNIC is launching a wide-ranging campaign of calls for support, in particular by providing a special website www.je-soutiens-afnic.fr and by scheduling a number of events in metropolitan France and its overseas territories.
Keep track of these initiatives, support us online and don’t hesitate to contact us!
Calls for applications for the management of the extensions published in the Official Journal of the French Republic on March 20, 2012: https://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/fr/industrie-entreprise
Website dedicated to the campaign of calls for support: www.je-soutiens-afnic.fr
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 80 employees.