As part of the “Entrepreneurship and the Digital Economy in France” program, this is the second of four debates to be offered in partnership with Afnic and hosted by the teams of Cap Digital. Targeting young entrepreneurs wishing to develop their digital business in the outer city, this DigiEvening is designed to:
- identify opportunities for the digital economy in outer city areas;
- benefit from professional advice;
- find the right backing and expand their network …
The following will be speaking at the debate:
- Yazid Chir, founder and president of the “Nos quartiers ont des talents” association (Our neighborhoods have talent);
- A spokesperson for Afnic, a key player in the digital economy in France and the Registry for the .fr TLD
This DigiEvening will be held on October 11 2012, from 18:30 to 20:30, in the offices of Cap Digital, Passage de l’innovation, 74 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris.
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.