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General Assembly: New Board members, Activity Report 2009 and .fr for Europeans

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06/11/2010

AFNIC’s new Board of Directors
AFNIC’s Board of Directors features five representatives designated by the founder members and five elected representatives.
The Board of Directors is renewed every three years, and elected members cannot sit on the board for more than two consecutive terms.
During the General Assembly of June 11th, 2010, new representatives were elected: two for the “Registrars” Consultative Committee, two for the “Users” Consultative Committee, and one for the International College (correspondant members).
Elected members

ASCIO, represented by Mr Peter COUSYN (elected on 15/06/2007, reelected on 11/06/2010)

Country-Manager France, NBT Group.
Representative of the “Registrars” members.

Mailclub, represented par Mr Frédéric GUILLEMAUT (elected on 11/06/2010)

Associated Director of Mailclub.
Representative of the “Registrars” members.

ACFCI, represented par Mr Philippe Clerc(elected on 15/06/2007, reelected on 11/06/2010)

ACFCI (Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry).
Representative elected by the “Users” members.

ISOC France, represented by Mrs Odile AMBRY (elected on 15/06/2007, reelected on 11/06/2010)

Deputy Chairman of Isoc France (French Chapter of Internet Society) from 2001 to 2008, Chairman during 2009.
Representative elected by the “Users” members.

Institut Polytechnique, Conakry University, Guinea, represented by Mr Abdoulaye DIAKITÉ (elected on 15/06/2007, reelected on 11/06/2010)

Professor of Institut Polytechnique, Conakry University, Guinea and Executive Secretary of AGNIC.
Representative elected by correspondant members, International College.

Thanks

AFNIC would like to express its sincerest gratitude to the previous Administrator, Mr Stéphane VAN GELDER of Indomco, for his decisive involvement and contribution towards the development of our association.

Activity Report 2009
The General Assembly of June 11th, also set the stage for unveiling AFNIC’s new Activity Report.
AFNIC Activity Report 2009 (1,9 Mo)
URL: http://www.afnic.fr/afnic/presentation/activite or http://www.afnic.fr/data/divers/public/afnic-activity-report-2009.pdf

Archive of AFNIC Activity Reports.
URL: http://www.afnic.fr/afnic/presentation/activite
 

Opening of .fr to Europe
According to the Agreement signed with the State, AFNIC is committed to opening the .fr domain within two years to businesses and individuals residing within the European Union.
The Board of Directors presented an outline of the future .fr Charter and the following timetable for implementation:

Public consultation during the summer of 2010;
Amended project draft presented to the task forces and consultative committees during the second half of 2010;
Policy submitted to the board of directors for approval in November 2010;
Implementation during the second half of 2011.

About AFNIC
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).
Further information.
 

 

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, 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.