AFNIC is fortunate enough to have contributed to the report by providing data collected by its DNSwitness software launched in November 2008.
This platform, featuring DNS-based active and passive measurements, helped illustrate the evolution of IPv6 deployment over the year, by observing .fr domain names and DNS queries received by an .fr authoritative name server.
“AFNIC is delighted with this partnership and is planning to develop actions driven by the possibilities made available with the DNSwitness platform. This platform could interest both professionals involved in the technical management of the Internet and third parties looking to keep tabs on web trends and developments, either focusing on the long term or for occasional research purposes.”, explains Loïc Damilaville, Assistant CEO of AFNIC.
Note that the DNSwitness platform also provided measurements data on IPv6 for the last two issues of the French domain name industry report: http://www.afnic.fr/actu/observatoire_en
(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).