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The AFNIC welcomes its european counterparts for the CENTR's General Assembly in Paris

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Invited by the AFNIC, the next CENTR General Assembly will take place in Paris on the 9th and 10th
of October 2007 and will bring together more than 30 top-level domain registries.

Within its framework of international cooperation,
the AFNIC will welcome the 34th General Assembly (Oct. 9th-10th) and the
11th Administrative workshop (Oct. 8th) of the CENTR.

The CENTR (Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries) is a non profit organization
that regroups the european (.fr for France, .de for Germany, .uk for Great Britain, etc.)
first level domain names registries (ccTLDs). The AFNIC and its european counterparts are the co-founding
members of the CENTR. The CENTR offers a framework of coordination and exchanges on
ccTLD management problematics.

The themes scheduled during these two meetings are the security stakes related to domain management
and the preparation for the next
Internet Governance Forum
(IGF) held in Rio next november.

Mathieu Weill, Chief Executive Officer of the AFNIC, explained:
“Our implication in the international Internet bodies is obvious for us and we can only be strongly attached to structures as CENTR.
These structures offer exchange platforms that are beyond compare.”

Further information

CENTR presentation

CENTR website

CENTR calendar of events

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.