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The AFNIC Articles of Association will change starting January 1st, 2008

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During the extraordinary General Assembly that was held on the 15th of June 2007, the members of the AFNIC have voted that the Articles of the association should be modified.
This change will affect the membership and/or collaboration modalities for persons and organizations that wish to participate to the life of the association,
work to develop ccTLDs it manages or offer specific partnerships.

Evolutions of the AFNIC Articles will follow three main objectives:

give all its members the chance to express themselves in the consultion bodies (consultative committees);
uncouple the economical activity from the association’s governance;
establish a clearer distinction between members of the association, the customers (the .fr and .re registrars) and the partners.

Therefore, starting January 1st, 2008, the AFNIC membership modalities will be clarified for all of its role-players:

the founder members and all the registrars or users members of the association (physical or moral persons) will be able to participate to the life of the association and to reflections lead by the AFNIC on ccTLDs handling;
the registrars will be able to practice their .fr and .re domain name commercialization without having to be members; they will still need to be bound to the AFNIC by contract;
partners that wish to develop projects with the AFNIC will be able to collaborate for given periods and according to specific contracts.

Further information

Preview : Articles of Association applicable from January 1st, 2008, as a
PDF file (80 Ko)


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.