The consequences of the decision of the Constitutional Court
The decision by the Constitutional Court to consider as unconstitutional article L. 45 of the French Electronic Communications Act, which is the legal framework of domain names management in France, was discussed in detail. The consequences of the decision were discussed extensively during the committee meetings.
The members present stated their plea for a clear legislative framework by 1 July 2011 and underlined their support for AFNIC.
They welcomed Mr. Mathieu P, the initiator of the proceedings before the Constitutional Court, for a constructive exchange of views on the decision, its grounds, and the consequences for the stakeholders.
The priorities for 2011
The consultative committees also discussed the 2011 Business Plan, which includes a certain number of major issues, including input for the implementation of a new legal framework as of 1 July 2011, the launch of IDNs at the second level, ability to register .fr domains for more than one year and the finalisation of the deployment of DNSSEC.
The action plan will be presented to and voted on by the Board of Directors on 19 November 2010.
French domain name law censored by Constitutional Court
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).