Entitled “The new digital territories”, the conference will introduce the .bzh namespace & the issues involved in using new gTLDs. This conference is organized by the Quimper Cornouaille Chamber of Commerce, the .bzh association and Afnic, the registry for domain names under the .fr TLD and technical partner for the .bzh namespace.The purpose of the conference is to allow participants to:
- Better understand the issues involved with the new gTLDs,
- Understand how to protect a brand name and prevent cybersquatting,
- Seize the new opportunities for communication created by the introduction of the new gTLDs.
Date: February 12, 2014
Location: Quimper Cornouaille Chamber of Commerce
Address: 145 avenue de Keradennec, Quimper, Brittany
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 80 employees.