At the Annual General Meeting of Afnic, which was held this morning, in particular its members renewed the terms of office of two elected members of the Board of Trustees, a Users’ representative and a Registrars’ representative.
Mr. Frédéric Guillemaut, Associate Director and representative of Safebrands, was elected by the Registrars’ college.
The Users’ College renewed Mr Benjamin Louis term of office to represent them on the Afnic Board of Trustees.
All the members join the Chair, Mr. Emmanuel Sartorius, in thanking Mr. Tristan Colombet, representative of the DomRaider registrar, for his involvement on the Board of Trustees.
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.