For 3 days under the festival tent of Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, the 10th edition of WorldHostingDays plays host to the hosting industry. As a key player in the French namespace, Afnic will be present and pay host on its stand to customers, partners and visitors to promote both the .fr TLD, and the ccTLDs of the overseas territories, but also the projects for the new gTLDs and GeoTLDs which we are associated.
During the event, Cédric Michel-Flandrin, Key Account Manager at Afnic will host an information session on geo-TLDs.
Last year, the WorldHostingDays attracted more than 120 exhibitors, and 4,800 visitors.
Come and meet Afnic on stand D02.
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.