Press release June 20th 2008
AFNIC has presented its activity report during its General Assembly that took place on June 19th, 2008.
AFNIC members, then gathered in an extraordinary General Assembly have passed the modifications to the status,
as proposed by the Board of Directors. Details.
The General Assembly gathering on June 19th, 2008 gave the opportunity to present the new AFNIC activity report
highlighting the main topics of the past year, that are:
.fr has enjoyed an important growth (+ 40%) in 2007 almost reaching the one million mark, and going far beyond since then.
This development has been made possible thanks to political and technical changes implemented in 2007 in order to meet registrars and
Publication of the Decree on domain names of February 6th, 2007
has been the main event of the year as far as AFNIC is concerned.
Long term work then started to be ready for the future request for proposals and to fine tune AFNIC’s goals on the mid-long term.
Thus, during the extraordinary General Assembly following the publication of the decree,
AFNIC’s status modification has been passed.
One modification is about the purpose of AFNIC (article 2) which is now to:
implement Internet domain name allocation as mentioned on article L.45 of the French postal and
electronic communications law (Code des postes et des communications électroniques);
develop support services for applications digital economy sector and supply to service providers;
transfer knowledge and know-how acquired with regard to name allocation nationally and internationally;
and fulfil any other task assigned to it by the authorities to manage the Internet.
AFNIC Activity report 2007
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).
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.