Mathieu Weill, AFNIC’s CEO, replaces Andrzej Bartosiewicz, from the Polish registry, NASK, whose term was coming to an end. The other CENTR Board members are:
– Sabine Dolderer, DENIC (.de)
– Alberto Pérez Gomez, Red.es (.es)
– Annebeth Lange (.no)
– Juhani Juselius (.fi), Treasurer
Mathieu Weill declared: “CENTR is a platform for exchange of information and best practices among members, but it is also a lively community, working in the public’s interest. I will work both to enhance services provided by CENTR to its members and to raise our industry’s profile”.
Mathieu Weill joined AFNIC in 2005 after serving the French Ministry of Industry and Telecoms in various positions.
(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).
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.