Press release June 30th, 2008
Within the context of the clauses of the decree of 6th February 2007
focussing on the management of French country-code Top Level Domains, the AFNIC is going to put in place, from 22nd July,
a specific procedure enabling the resolution of cases of obvious violations of the clauses of this decree.
This procedure will apply to all of the ccTLDs managed by the AFNIC and involved in the decree.
It will be chargeable, will take place over 45 days and will only involve a single domain name at a time.
The domain name concerned will be “frozen” by the departments of the AFNIC from the start of the procedure:
it will continue to function but will no longer be subject to technical or administrative modifications.
The decision will be taken by the AFNIC but will only focus on the obvious cases. In the absence of this obvious characteristic,
the dispute should be resolved by the usual procedures ( Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures
or the courts).
The AFNIC wanted to put this procedure in place in order to facilitate rapid implementation of the clauses
of the decree of 6 February 2007, although the designation had not yet occurred.
Update on July 22nd, 2008
You can now read the detailed rules of the procedure and access to the dispute resolution service.
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 (Registrars).