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Calls for applications for the management of the 11 French TLDs

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03/20/2012

 

The French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry has just published in the Official Journal  the calls for applications to act as the registry for the French top-level domains. AFNIC, the current registry for the .fr, .pm, .re, .tf, .wf and .yt TLDs, has taken note of the calls for applications, which refer to the following 11 extensions:

–        .bl for Saint-Barthélémy,

–        .fr for France,

–        .gf for French Guiana,

–        .gp for Guadeloupe,    

–        .mf for Saint-Martin,

–        .mq for Martinique,

–        .pm for Saint Pierre and Miquelon,

–        .re for Reunion Island,

–        .tf for the French Southern and Antarctic Territories,

–        .wf for Wallis and Futuna,

–        .yt for Mayotte,

 

To recap, AFNIC was formally designated as the registry for the .fr TLD in March 2010, following a call for applications. However, on the grounds of non-compliance with the Constitution of Article L. 45 of the French Electronic Communications and Telecommunications Act (which specifies the legal framework for managing French Internet extensions), a decision of the French Constitutional Council of October 2010 rendered the legal basis for that appointment null and void. A new legal framework has now been set up, but the call for applications must be repeated.

 

Find out more about the items constituting the calls for application (available in french only)