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Follow-up on the / blocked domain names

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In July 2006, the AFNIC blocked, for a three months period, the domain names registered by /

The guidelines defined during the Registrar and User Consultative Committees that were held on the
22nd and 26th of September must be formaly approved by the
Board of Directors on October 27th.

The AFNIC will communicate in the beginning of November1 on the follow-up given to the blocked domain names.

Documents of reference

Naming Charter for .fr domain names

Legal claimants guide in the matter of domain names

Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR)

Outlines of action to obvious violations of AFNIC’s Charters

1: Update on October, 30th 2006
During its October 27 meeting, the AFNIC’s Board of directors statued on / domain names.
The decision will be made available on mid-November in order to respect the 15-day approval period of statement of decisions
(as specified in our internal regulations).

About Afnic

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.