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Seminar of the AFNIC Scientific Council, 10 June 2011 Is the DNS here to stay?

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For the first time, the AFNIC Scientific Council is organizing a seminar that will address these issues on June 10 in Paris, in the presence of key players in the French Internet ecosystem.

Proposed after the Annual General Meeting of AFNIC, the seminar organized by the AFNIC Scientific Council on June 10 next is intended for all the stakeholders in the Internet community and domain name market who realise the importance of the issues at stake in the DNS – Domain Name System (or Service).

Program of the Seminar

14:00 Seminar opening and introduction, Laurent Toutain, TELECOM Bretagne, Chair of the Scientific Council

14:10 The place of identification, naming, and the DNS in the Future Internet: Output of the “technology backdrop” survey by AFNIC Mohsen Souissi, AFNIC

14:30 The new uses of domain names and their impact on Internet infrastructure “What are the needs for the DNS in Content Delivery Networks (CDN) today, and in Information-Centric Networking (ICN) tomorrow?” Sara Oueslati, Orange – International Backbone Network Factory “The 42 Experience: a community-based, digital and rootless TLD”, Colin Brigato, EURO-WEB, CEO of 42 Registry and Romain Rivière, Director and Spokesperson for 42 Registry 

15:10 to 15:30 Tea and Coffee Break

15:30 Trends in DNS (re)use for increasingly diverse services “The ONS as a naming service for the Internet of Things”, Sandoche Balakrichenan, AFNIC “Will DNSSEC bring down the certificate industry?”, Phil Regnauld, Bluepipe, member of the AFNIC Scientific Council “Services Discovery via the DNS (DNS-SD)”, Tanguy Ropitault, TELECOM Bretagne

16:30 Panel discussion attended by the speakers Discussions and questions / answers with the audience

17:30 Conclusion Wrap-up of the Seminar by the Chair of the Scientific Council Closing Remarks by the Chair and/or the AFNIC CEO.


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.