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Response from AFNIC to the public consultation on "the Internet of the Future"

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07/17/2009

The main points
AFNIC’s response focuses on the following main points:

AFNIC is one of France’s centres of expertise on the Internet of the Future;
as we see it, the priority for the future is to construct a global communications infrastructure based on open standards and interoperable systems;
the ‘disruptive’ approach apparently favoured by the report is certainly useful, but it seems to us that, in France, the main priority is to strengthen incremental research with a strong experimental component;
as for the organisation of research on the Internet of the Future in France is concerned, the primary challenge is to maintain a local ecosystem that is well integrated at the global level. To this end, we believe that the priority in France should be a flexible and a streamlined coordination, rather than the creation of new structures.

Download the response
Response from AFNIC to the public consultation on the Internet of the Future (157 Ko – 20 pages)

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).
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