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AFNIC brings the .fr Policy into line with its appointment's conditions

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Following its appointment of March 2nd, AFNIC publishes today on its website the new Naming Policy for .fr domain names, which will apply starting March 16th.
The new version of the document particularly introduces the availability of .fr domain to French expatriates.
The registration and verification process of individual already established will be maintained:

There will be no new technical tests on entry of the data, in order to minimize the burden of checking domain name registrant’s geographical location;

AFNIC will check eligibility with the registrars managing the domain name:

The administrative contact person must be established in France;
These eligibility checks will be conducted in case of complaints from outside, as well as in the course of random checking.

Version of the Charter in force from March 16 2010:

Download the Charter for .fr domain names (200 Ko)

(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).
Further information.