Press release Saint Quentin en Yvelines, November 6th 2007
The AFNIC’s Board of Directors has elected the members that form
the Technical Advisory Committee, a new consultative body of the association on
research and development problematics.
This election follows the call for nominations started on
July 17th .
Members newly elected at the AFNIC’s Technical Advisory Committee for a three
year period are:
Patrick COCQUETCap Digital, France
Francis DUPONTISC, France
Jean-Paul FIGERCapgemini, France
Niall O’REILLYUniversity College Dublin, Ireland
Philippe REGNAULDCatpipe ApS, Denmark
Pierre SENSINRIA / LIP6, France
Laurent TOUTAINENST-Bretagne / GET, France
Bernard TUYRenater, France
The members are science personalities from French and foreign academic
and industrial backgrounds, chosen by intuitus personae according to
their area of expertise in order to largely cover the AFNIC’s R&D
These elected members will join the four permanent members of the
President of the AFNIC, Jean-Claude GORICHON ;
its CEO, Mathieu WEILL ;
its CTO, Alain CARISTAN ;
its R&D manager, Mohsen SOUISSI.
The first meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee take place on November 7th, 2007
The Committee’s assignment is to contribute to the AFNIC’s R&D orientations, to give its opinion on R&D projects and
actions and to participate in the creation of a synergy between the AFNIC and the national and international scientific community.
Detailed presentation of the AFNIC’s Technical Advisory Committee: role,
assignments, members, operating methods…
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).
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.