“How can the digital economy be used to promote the “Made in France” brand? How can we foster local, regional and community values with the digital economy?” ». These were just some the questions discussed by the participants in the event.
Organized in the premises of Cap Digital, the guest of honour for this DigiEvening, dedicated to the correlations between the digital economy and the “Made in France” brand, was Gilles Babinet, serial entrepreneur, former and first president of the French National Council for the Digital Economy (CNN).
Some thirty participants, mostly young entrepreneurs, took part in the event, which closed with a speech by Mathieu Weill, CEO of AFNIC.
Check out the video on this DigiEvening
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.