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AFNIC celebrates the registration of the 2 millionth .fr domain name

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The young entrepreneur was pleasantly surprised to find out she had registered the 2 millionth .fr domain name in France with the registrar 1&1 Internet AG, through the creator of her website, GensakuCreation. Right after getting her nail technician’s diploma, Ms Angélique Azzati decided to set up her own business, bringing her services and skills to her clients’ homes in Val de Marne. For her, a .fr domain name was the obvious choice to encourage easy access and search engine optimisation of her website, her business’ showcase. “For me, .fr immediately has a feeling of France and proximity. It is widely used by French Internet users”.
Why choose .fr?
Because .fr domain names perform well. With annual growth of 21%, .fr is still 10 points ahead of other extensions and accounts for almost 1/3 of all domain names registered in France. Each year, almost 300,000 new domain names ending in .fr are registered.

Find out more:

2010 industry report on domain names
Survey on the perception of .fr

(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.