Conceived as a huge popular event around new technologies, Futur en Seine takes place from May 29th to June 7th, 2009. A unique occasion to see, touch or try technologic innovations that will be part of our everyday life tomorrow with almost 300 events based in 40 locations throughout the Ile-de-France region. This event will also give the opportunity to discover 15 technologic prototypes, attend 30 conferences, visit the major digital role players or the digital village in addition to the Off events as well.
AFNIC had to support this event as its role, as the .fr administrator, is to help Internet development in France. This support underligns AFNIC’s constant and permanent commitment in the use and innovations of information and communication technology, materialized today through its participation in Cap Digital’s competitiveness cluster.
Further information about :
Futur en Seine : www.futur-en-seine.fr
Cap Digital : www.capdigital.com
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).
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.