With the aim of strengthening the relationship and cooperation with its registrars, Afnic is holding the Registrar Days on 4 October in Lyon (session in French only) and on 9 October in Paris (bilingual French-English sessions).
Presentation of Afnic activities and services ;
Presentation of the Customer Service ;
Recent events assessment:
- Opening to Europe
- Opening of IDNs registration
New GTLDs (challenges and opportunities) ;
Presentation of the Afnic Website user-friendliness study ;
Legal Workshop ;
- Policies and procedures
Technical Workshop :
- Current situation (2012 new features)
- DNSSEC policy and practice statement
- 2013 Road Map Presentation
- Towards a multi-Registry (Needs analysis)
- Lyon, 4th October 2012, La Tour Rose, 22 rue du Boeuf – 69005 Lyon FRANCE
- Paris, 9th October 2012, Le Seforex, 97 rue Jean JAURES – 92300 Levallois Perret FRANCE
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.