Hosted by the Cap Digital team early in the evening of May 24, this particular DigiEvening will focus on the correlation between the digital economy and the “Made in France” brand. It is designed to help business leaders understand how the digital economy can be used to promote the “Made in France” brand and foster local, regional and community values.
Gilles Babinet, serial entrepreneur, former and first president of the CNN – the French National Council for the Digital Economy – will be the guest of honor at the DigiEvening, and Mathieu Weill, the AFNIC CEO, will close the event.
To register for the DigiEvening held on Thursday, 24 May 2012, from 18:00 to 20:00, in the offices of Cap Digital, Passage de l’innovation, 74 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris.
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.