AFNIC and the .fr Top Level Domain had a variety of changes during Mr. Gorichon’s term. The organization’s structure was recently reinforced when it was appointed official Registry of the .fr Top Level Domain. .fr has been lauded for several years as one of the Top Level Domains seeing the most substantial growth at the global level.
Mr. Gorichon emphasized that:
“This great step forward is, from all indications, due to the goodwill, the pragmatism and the patience of the administrators and, perhaps even more importantly, to the energy, constancy and the serious, professional face that Mathieu Weill and everyone at AFNIC have been able to put forward, without fault.�?
It is in this opportunities-rich context that Jean-Pierre Dardayrol is taking over as Chairman of AFNIC.
On this topic, he adds:
“AFNIC’s business is at the crossroads of a number of issues. I’m excited about and that make up the fabric of my professional life: STICs (Information and Communications Sciences and Technologies), the services provision to businesses and individuals, and security. With numerous successes to its credit, AFNIC needs to work for the consolidation of its role as a force for the development of the Internet through research and development projects, continually strengthening the DNS infrastructure, and raising awareness among companies, local authorities and individuals of the stakes involved in domain names.�?
Jean-Pierre Dardayrol, Mining Engineer, first worked in the world of research on real time software then in strategic planning. From 1986 to 1997, he held a variety of posts at the head of the French National Postal Service and at the Ministry of Industry for the Electronic Communications Sector. From 1987 to 2003 he led interministerial organizations in charge of infrastructure projects and the technical policy for the development of electronic administration. Since 2003, he works as an advisor and inspector for the General Council for Industry, Energy and Technologies, mainly in the area of modernizing public organizations and information systems security.
(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).