Targeting entrepreneurs, business buyers and prospective franchisees, the “Create” trade fair for business start-ups, franchises and development is being held at Lille Grand Palais from 16 to 18 September 2013. For the seventh edition of the show and for the first time, Afnic is holding a stand (F28) and hosting three workshops. Entitled “Choosing the right domain name for your business,” the workshops will allow the registry for the .fr TLD to share its expertise in domain names with all the local entrepreneurs in the Nord/Pas-de-Calais region.
Nordnet, Netim and France DNS, all accredited registrars, will be attending the show on the Afnic stand to advise entrepreneurs in managing their domain names, and to promote the .fr TLD.
To find out more:
- To meet Afnic representatives, please visit stand F28. Nordnet will be present at the stand on 16/09, Netim on 17/09 and France DNS on 18/09
- To attend the three workshops hosted by Afnic and entitled “Choosing the right domain name for your business”
– On 16/09 from 11:30 to 12:15, Agora 4
– On 17/09 from 12:00 to 12:45, Agora 4
– On 18/09 from 12:00 to 12:45, Agora 4
- More information on the “Créer” trade fair to be held on 16, 17 and 18 September 2013 at Lille Grand Palais
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.