For the fourth year running, Afnic will hold its Scientific Council Open Day on Friday 16 May 2014, from 9:30 to 18:00, in the premises of the Institut Mines-Telecom.
The event is free and open to the Internet community, and provides an opportunity to discuss the major issues addressed by the Scientific Council of Afnic.
Pending the publication of the detailed program for the day that will be, once again, structured in two parts (with a tutorial in the morning and a seminar of the Scientific Council of Afnic in the afternoon), registrations for this year’s event are now open – and required – at the link below:
Follow the event on Twitter with the #JCSA14 hashtag
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.