Entitled “Choosing your Internet address, issues involved and best practices”, the breakfast meeting is being organized by the Normandy Center for Electronics Exchanges at the Haute-Normandie Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Hosted by Julien Naillet, Communication and Partnerships Manager for Afnic (the Registry for domain names with the .fr TLD), the meeting is intended for business managers, buyers, entrepreneurs, consultants, or employees wishing to fully understand the issues involved in choosing a domain name.
Time: 8:30 – 10:30
Date: February 13, 2014
Venue: Pôle Normand des Echanges Electronique – quai de la Bourse
Address: 10 quai de la Bourse – 76042 Rouen Cédex
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 80 employees.