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The .fr TLD at the Lyon Rhône-Alpes Trade Fair for Entrepreneurs on 2 and 3 June 2015

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Targeting entrepreneurs, business buyers, future franchisees, the self-employed, managers of SOHOs / SMEs or young innovative companies, the Lyon Rhône-Alpes Trade Fair for Entrepreneurs is being held at the Lyon Convention Center (Centre des Congrès) on 2 and 3 June 2015.

Logo du Salon des Entrepreneurs de Lyon 2015

To, visit our stand…

For the 12th edition of the fair and in line with its presence at previous editions in Paris and Nantes, together with its accredited registrars Amen and Safebrands on stand 104, the registry for .fr will be advising entrepreneurs about their Internet presence strategy.

To meet representatives from Afnic and the registry for the .fr TLD, please visit stand 104.

Amen will be present on 2 June and Safebrands on 3 June.

  • Information:
    Village 1 – Acteurs territoriaux, réseaux d’accompagnement, institutions et formations, N°104
    Centre de Congrès 50, Quai Charles de Gaulle 69463 Lyon Cedex 06

… And assist to our workshops

The registry for the .fr TLD will also be hosting two workshops entitled:

“The questions to ask to select the right domain name for your business online”

The discussions will allow the registry for the .fr TLD to share its expertise in domain names with all the entrepreneurs in attendance.

  • Workshop A105 : Tuesday 2 June 2015 – 11:30am – 12:00pm
    With: Mickaël VIGREUX , Registrars relations manager (Afnic) and Julie MORTELETTE, marketing manager, AMEN
  • Workshop A107 : Wednesday 3 June 2015 – 2h45pm-3:15pm
    With: Mickaël VIGREUX, Registrars relations manager (Afnic) and Jérôme XAVIER, legal adviser and customer representative, Safebrands

More information

About the .fr

Backed by the assets of France, the .fr is a major Internet Top Level Domain with more than 2.85 million domain names registered. With its reliable infrastructure, the .fr is the trusted brand for a successful, digital France.

The website of the .fr has been backing project developers since autumn 2014. “Help youngsters and entrepreneurs succeed with the .fr!” is the corporate creed for the new campaign “Succeed with the .fr” initiated by Afnic.

On Ré, they can all find advice on how to choose and book a relevant domain name, backed by testimonials by entrepreneurs (Guillaume Gibault from Le Slip Français, Alexandre Malsch from Melty, and Stanislas Niox-Chateau from Doctolib).

Why choose the .fr? For its reliability, outreach, reassurance and data security,” says Stanislas Niox-Chateau, from Doctolib.

When we sell on the Internet, there is a real question of trust, and the .fr improves it: customers know they are buying from real traders, and they’re French,” Guillaume Gibault, from Le Slip Français.

Users can also follow MOOC with ten free practical online courses, submitted by entrepreneurs who provide leads for setting up digital projects.

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.