Indeed, for Mohsen Souissi, AFNIC R&D Manager :
“We want to express support for the open source and open standards work that NLnet Labs is pursuing. By producing stable and high quality DNSSEC-enabled software they are bringing needed code diversity to the DNS industry and lowering the bar for global DNSSEC deployment. The organization deserves our sustained support”.
By supporting this project, AFNIC contributes to enhancing interoperability, open standards, and free software on the Internet, thereby fulfilling its role of providing services of general interest. As a matter of fact software developed by NLnetLabs is used and usable by the .fr registry , its registrars, and the operators of recursive DNS servers (such as ISPs).
About NLnet Labs
NLnet Labs is a research and development group that focuses on those developments in Internet technology where bridges between theory and practical deployment need to be built; areas where engineering and standardization takes place.
It is our goal to play an active and relevant role in these areas through the development of open source software, through participating in development of open standards, and through the dissemination of knowledge.
All our deliverables are targeted to enhance the open, secure, and innovative nature of the Internet for all.
(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).