Afnic, the association responsible for .fr domain names, is announcing its attendance at the Salon des Entrepreneurs trade show in Marseille. It will be speaking with VSE and SME managers at its stand over the 2-day event to raise their awareness of the importance of an online presence in boosting their business.
As part of this, Afnic will be offering a free diagnostic of their online presence via a test available at “Réussir-en.fr”, a platform providing practical advice to SMEs/VSEs to help them make the most of the web.
Afnic experts will also be speaking at the conference “5 steps to online success in 2019”:
- Tuesday 22/10 from 10am to 10:30am
- Wednesday 23/10 from 10:45am to 11:15am
A Foliweb space will also provide visitors with advice and a forum to share their experience. Organised across France, the Foliweb conference programme runs practical workshops that help entrepreneurs master their online presence. They were attended by over 14,000 VSEs in 2018.
Afnic will be running two workshops per day on the Foliweb space:
- 11:45: Choosing your website name
- 16:15: 5 expert tips for online success
Afnic experts will also be available to talk with during the trade show.
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, donates 90% of its profits to its 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.