Afnic has joined as of February 2021 the Renaissance Numérique think tank, one of its long-standing partners.
Created in 2005, the Renaissance Numérique think tank is chaired by Henri Isaac and brings together researchers, associations, major companies and start-ups to reflect on the challenges of the digital transition of our society from an economic, social and political point of view. Renaissance Numérique has addressed the different aspects of the digital transition of society for a number of years with the belief that the Internet represents an opportunity for citizens and political and economic actors alike.
Find out more about Renaissance Numérique: https://www.renaissancenumerique.org/ and its members: https://www.renaissancenumerique.org/les-adherents
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, donates 90% of its profits to its 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 80 employees.