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The AFNIC sets up a 24/7 registration system for .fr domain names

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Since November 27th 2007, .fr domain names are directly published in
the AFNIC’s Whois directory (, at the moment
of their creation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

At the same time, the AFNIC has strongly increased the frequency of its name server updates.
They are now updated up to five times per day, 7 days per week.
This allows an effective activation of domain names in very short times.

This process is monitored around the clock by dedicated teams that have made sure no blocking
incident occured since the implementation of these evolutions.

The AFNIC is happy to have this new registration system that now allows
anyone, individuals as well as corporate entities, to register and
activate their .fr domain name at any time, day or night!

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).
Further information.