For this 3rd edition, Afnic will highlight its 20 years of expertise and bring together business leaders, executives, VSEs / SMEs, innovative players and backers of projects to share their experiences and their vision of the future challenges: the digital transformation of small and medium-sized businesses, the development of a more interdependent Internet, the revolution of the Internet of Things, cyber-security, the GDPR, Internet governance, trends in the domain name market in France and around the world …
In particular, Aurélie Gracia-Victoria, Head of the French Office of Digital Uses, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Directorate-General for Enterprise (DGE) will host the opening keynote of the forum “Accelerating the digital transformation of VSEs / SMEs”.
Thursday, May 17 from 09h00 to 17h00
Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
17, boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris
Station: Cité universitaire (RER B or T3a line)
Car park: Charléty Coubertin – 17, avenue Pierre de Coubertin 75013 Paris
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.