Mr. Souleymane OUMTANAGA
At the Annual General Meeting of Afnic, which was held on 14 June 2019, the members of Afnic’s International College renewed the terms of office of an elected member of the Board.
Mr. Souleymane OUMTANAGA, teacher-researcher at the INPHB (Houphouët Boigny National Polytechnic Institute) and founder of .CI (Ivory Coast) to represent them on the Afnic Board of Trustees for a 3-year term.
All of the members join the Chair, Mr. Emmanuel SARTORIUS, in thanking Mr. Lala ANDRIAMAMPIANINA, President of NIC Madagascar, for his dedication during his two successive terms on the Afnic Board as well as for his vital role in running the International College.
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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, 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.