BIND is a free and open source software, developed by ISC, a californian non profit making organization. Its objective is to ease the everyday life of Companies, Registry and Registrars of the whole world, whether big or small. Indeed, a recent study has shown that more than 70% of the DNS servers in the world are using BIND.
As its previous versions, BIND 10 is supported by many international organizations. In addition to AFNIC, the following Registry are among the first to join this initiative : Afilias (.info), le CIRA (Canada), DENIC (Germany), IIS.se (Sweden), JPRS (Japan), Nominet (Great-Britain), Registro.br (Brasill), SIDN (Holland) et ZADNA (South Africa). A steering commitee, made up of the main sponsors of the project (including AFNIC) has thus been formed, in order to allow its members to follow the progress, and chose the direction to follow.
By supporting this open project, AFNIC is working to reinforce the open and interopable standards of the Internet, helping both the French Registrars, Companies and Internet users that use this software. It also full lieds its general interest mission as BIND is installed on the authority ccTLD servers managed by the association in charge of the .fr.
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, the AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
The AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).