Intended for start-ups and corporate executives, the French trade fair for entrepreneurs in Nantes targets project backers from all walks of life. Its purpose is to provide the information, expertise and advice that will be both useful and essential to the success and continued growth of their visitors’ companies.
Already a guest at the fair in previous years in Paris, Afnic has chosen to further underline its support for professionals with its first participation in the French trade fair for entrepreneurs in Nantes.
The Registry will introduce the various extensions it manages, including the .fr TLD. Throughout the trade fair, a team will be available to answer your questions on stand no. 413.
In order to share its expertise on domain names, Afnic will also host a special workshop on Wednesday 21 November:
Selecting an online address for your business: the first questions to ask.
The workshop will emphasize the importance of domain names, how to select them and the various adaptations possible.
- How to meet Afnic:
Visit us on stand 413, on 21 and 22 November 2012, at the French trade fair for entrepreneurs.
- To attend the workshop hosted by Afnic:
Workshop A201 on Wednesday 21 November, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
- To find out more:
Cité des Congrès
5 rue de Valmy
44 000 Nantes
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.