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JCSA21: A look back at the 2021 Afnic Scientific Council Open Day

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A look back (in video format) at the tenth edition of the Afnic Scientific Council Open Day

Held online on 31 August 2021, the tenth edition of the Afnic Scientific Council Open Day brought together some one hundred participants to discuss the theme “Supervise me if you can! Protect me if I want! The challenge of generalised encryption”.

The open day provided an opportunity for participants to discover the ongoing research work and projects for emerging security protocols which are, and will continue to be, at the core of our digital uses, and also to reflect on their impact on Internet infrastructures and the digital ecosystem.


View the various presentations in French from the #JCSA21 open day with their media:

  • “Introduction” by Laurent Toutain

  • “The QUIC protocol” by Stéphane Bortzmeyer, expert R&D engineer, Afnic

Presentation (PDF)

  •  “The challenge of encryption in the French and European regulatory space” by Lucien Castex, Public Affairs representative for Afnic

Presentation (PDF)

  • “QUIC for satellite communications” by Nicolas KUHN, research engineer, CNES


Presentation (PDF)

  • “Impacts of QUIC on networks” by Isabelle Hamchaoui and Alexandre Ferrieux, researchers-engineers, Orange Labs

Presentation (PDF)

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to all of the speakers and participants and we look forward to seeing you again next year!


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.