The event will gather professionals of the digital world and experts of online presence around an introduction keynote on the digitally driven growth by Amal Taleb, Vice President of CNNum and a presentation by Jean-Jacques SAHEL, Vice President, Europe of ICANN, on “The expansion of domain names and the future of the Internet”.
All day long, Afnic and its partners welcomes you to round tables on the challenges of expanding online presence, the growth of new extensions and GDPR and networking opportunities.
Afnic Forum is also a place where you will be able to meet digital experts, French and European leaders on the domain name market and representatives of the Internet users.
All presentations and round tables will benefit from a live English translation.
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, has committed to devoting 11% of its Revenues from managing .fr Top Level Domain to actions of general interest, in particular by transferring €1.3 million each year to the Afnic 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 nearly 90 employees.