After looking over the activity report of the association over the last six months, the AFNIC’s board of directors has approved the strategic orientations of the association for the years to come.
In the first place, the AFNIC’s mission, according to its statutes, is to “provide, through registrars, essential services to trade, communicate and take part in the digital world”.
In this context, AFNIC is conscious it must fulfil an ethical function as the identity of the administrator of these “essential services” and the way to manage them are far from being neutral.
This ethic manifests itself in many forms in AFNIC’s daily activity: operational excellency, an open governance, no discrimination, transparency, the management of the registry as a public ressource in the general interest, the promotion and the respect of the Internet values…
Thus, AFNIC identified several strategic orientations, whose implementation is already in progress :
encourage and consolidate the emergence, already noticeable, of a real preference for the .fr by the French companies, local authorities and individuals;
win the call for bidders on the .fr and be available for the local authorities if they wish to trust it with the operational management of the French overseas departments;
provide its experience and registry infrastructure to the candidates for new top level domains that would share the same philosophy as AFNIC or would be complementary of the .fr;
ability to operate the registries of the Internet of the Future.
These ambitions are part of a larger context of a multi-annual strategic plan complying with the statutes of the association.
About the AFNIC
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, the AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
The AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).