Afnic publishes the summary of contributions received as part of the public consultation on the proposed mediation procedure for .fr and French overseas domain names.
Today Afnic is publishing the summary of contributions received as part of its latest public consultation on the establishment of a mediation service for .fr domain names. Open from 8 February 2023 to 23 March 2023, this consultation received 8 contributions. All in favour of this proposal, these contributions concern the arrangements for the implementation of such a procedure: entry requirements, duration and conduct of the mediation, role of the mediator, etc.
Afnic would like to sincerely thank all of the participants in this consultation for their very valuable feedback.
True to its mission of coordination and dialogue with all of the stakeholders, Afnic regularly organises public consultations in order to obtain contributions from the entire spectrum of backgrounds. This extended consultation model allows everyone to express their point of view and to put forward proposals regarding changes to .fr and French overseas domain names. Afnic draws on this feedback to alter its proposed solutions and evolutions so that they are always to the benefit of the largest audience.
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.