The Annual General Meeting of Afnic, the registry for the .fr TLD, was held on 10 June 2016. The terms of office of the five elected members of its Board of directors were renewed and its actual President Mr. Emmanuel SARTORIUS was reelected.
The following were elected:
- Two members for the “Registrars” college:
- Mr. Eric Lantonnet (NAMEBAY) for a 4-year mandate
- Mr. Tristan COLOMBET (4X) for a 2-year mandate
- For the “Users” college, two members were elected
- Mr. Sébastien BACHOLLET for a 4-year mandate
- Mr. Benjamin LOUIS for a 2-year mandate
- For the International College, one member was elected:
- Mr. Lala ANDRIAMAMPIANINA (NIC MADAGASCAR) for a 3-year mandate
The Afnic members with the President, Mr. Emmanuel SARTORIUS, would like to thank Mr. Frédéric GUILLEMAUT, representative of the registrar SafeBrands, and Mr. David-Irving TAYER, member of the “Users” college. Their implication within the Board of directors was recognized by all and their contributions will be precious for years to come.
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.