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The AFNIC and EuroDNS end the litigation that opposed them

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03/19/2007

Joint press release by AFNIC & EuroDNS March 19th 2007

After the successful opening of the .fr to individuals that reinforced their cooperation, the AFNIC and EuroDNS wish to end the legal dispute that opposed them since 2004. This litigation was based on 4465 domain names registered through EuroDNS that were blocked following a decision from the AFNIC’s Board of directors.

Under the dispositions agreed with EuroDNS, the remaining domain names that have not yet been transmitted or deleted, will be unblocked by the AFNIC. EuroDNS also renews its commitment to transfer any domain name subjected to a motivated claim from a legal claimant with the corresponding documentary evidence.

With this agreement, both the AFNIC and EuroDNS show their common attachment to the .fr naming rules and the consultation principles that govern the relationships between the AFNIC and its Registrars. The Registry and the Registrar both intend to continue building a constructive relationship, as they already do within the AFNIC working groups.

About EuroDNS

A domain name Registrar accredited in many European countries, EuroDNS is based in Luxembourg. Handling almost 400.000 domain names around the
World, the company seeks to develop wide adoption of the Internet and e-Commerce by actively contributing to many committees led by organizations such as ICANN or the AFNIC.
Further information about EuroDNS.
Press contact – EuroDNS: Jean-Christophe Vignes –
Press@EuroDns.com – Tel: +33 6 70 95 84 33

About the AFNIC
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )

Non-profit organization, the AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
The AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers.
Further information about the AFNIC.
Press contact – AFNIC