The 4th edition of the Dot Award contest – open to students or groups of students who have designed their website – was marked by the participation of more than a hundred entries from France, Lithuania, El Salvador, Portugal and various regions in which the Catalan language is spoken. An international jury chose the winners from among the websites selected after the first phase of the contest held in each country or region taking part. Three prizes were awarded in each category: Best Content, Best Design and Best Use of ICT tools. A French website, www.social-bordeaux.fr, won the 3rd prize in the “Best Content” category.
3rd prize in the “Best Content” Category attributed to www.social-bordeaux.fr
The 3rd prize in the “Best Content” category was awarded to social-bordeaux.fr, a website designed and developed by six students aged 20-26 years old. Launched in September 2013, the site was created as part of an academic project, proposed by the IT department of the Bordeaux 1 Technological University Institute (IUT), as part of the students’ training course in computer technology and project management.
The purpose of social-bordeaux.fr is to identify the various Twitter accounts concerning the city of Bordeaux posted by registered site users, the accounts then being submitted for approval by visitors. A genuinely collaborative tool, the site also ranks the Twitter accounts by category, from outings to sports activities, business, companies, technology, movies, fashion or employment.
Opting for the .fr TLD as its domain name was the obvious choice for a site that lists the Twitter accounts of one of the largest cities in France.
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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, donates 90% of its profits to its 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.