AFNIC welcomes this decision as confirmation of its long-standing policy for developing the domain, which has made .fr the favourite choice of French users today.
Mr Jean-Claude Gorichon, Chairman of AFNIC’s Board, declares:
“Beyond the acknowledgement of the work accomplished by our staff, this decision reinforces our vision of AFNIC:
a centre of expertise serving all Internet stakeholders in France”.
About 190 organisations and individuals, at national and international levels, supported AFNIC’s bid.
AFNIC welcomes the conditions set in its appointment. As soon as XXX, .fr registrations will be open to French individuals living outside of France. The details have already been discussed with stakeholders.
In the next few days, AFNIC will provide further details about the consequences of these decisions on its reference documents, including the .fr Charter.
Misterial Order n° YY of ZZ
Decree of 6 February, 2007 on French ccTLDs (In French only)
(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).