In 2022, the .fr registry chose to align its CSR management system with the ISO 26000 standard. Situation update.
The ISO 26000 framework allowed Afnic to define the six pillars of its CSR policy and to make sure, through the management system and the associated monitoring and steering mechanisms, that its social responsibility initiatives are aligned with all 17 sustainable development goals set by the UN Member States.
For more than ten years, Afnic has placed sustainable development at the core of its activity. Our objective is to combine technical, economic, social and environmental performances in the service of the general interest. Since our creation, we have chosen to integrate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into our mission and our governance as a lever for improving our activities and results.
To find out more:
- Download the Afnic 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report (PDF – 246 Ko)
- This document is an annex to the Afnic Annual Report 2022 (PDF – 1,09 MB).
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.