For 3 days in the Europa Park in Rust, Germany, the 9th edition of WorldHostingDays brings together the biggest names in IT. As a key player in the French namespace, Afnic will be present at the event and welcoming customers, partners and colleagues from other countries on its stand.
During the trade fair Afnic will also be taking part in a meeting hosted by DENIC, the French registry’s German counterpart, organized for registrars attending the show in order to discuss the latest events in domain names.
Last year, the WorldHostingDays event attracted a hundred exhibitors, and 4,200 visitors from 88 countries.
Find Afnic on stand E03.
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.