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The AFNIC puts forward a legal claimants guide in the matter of domain names and presents its action broad outlines

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12/02/2005

Press release
Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, the 2nd of December 2005

The AFNIC makes public a legal claimants guide in the matter of domain names in order to implement good practices so as to protect oneself properly and in full knowledge of the facts.
This didactic guide, as regards .fr domain names, presents the different paths for appeal, and the advantages or the drawbacks of each.

The AFNIC also worked out the broad outlines of action when being confronted to obvious violation of its naming charters. Such is the case of some practices, becoming widespread, and which are obviously contrary to the letter and even more to the spirit of the guidelines laid down by the naming charters of the AFNIC.

The AFNIC thus intends:

making all the parties involved the more aware both of their responsibilities in registering a domain name and reacting to illicit practice;
establishing absolute openness of its terms of action.

Legal claimants guide in the matter of domain names

Outlines of action to obvious violation of AFNIC’s naming charters

Naming Charters

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.
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