Various teams raced under the flag of their company, completing a 10 km (4 x 2.5 km) relay through Montigny-le-Bretonneux, a town that is part of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
The purpose of the race was to bring attention to the initiatives carried out by Special Olympics France, which supports the mentally disabled. Proceeds from the race will help promote sports endeavors for people with mental disabilities.
The relay gave Afnic employees an opportunity to express the values of Afnic, such as determination, endurance and team spirit at the service of a common goal, in a commitment to solidarity.
- Special Olympics : https://www.specialolympics.asso.fr/
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.