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The AFNIC will release in the public domain the domain names registered by /

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8311 .fr domain names out of 8319 registered by / will be deleted and will be reassignable on December 5th, 2006 at 1pm.

It is possible to check on the AFNIC’s website what domain names of / will be made available again.

The tool is available at the following link:

More details on the procedure will be communicated to the registrars members of the AFNIC in the following days.


Documents of reference

Naming Charter for .fr domain names

Legal claimants guide in the matter of domain names

Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR)

Outlines of action to obvious violations of AFNIC’s Charters

About Afnic

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.