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To mark IPv6Day, AFNIC releases a special report and sets up a dedicated team

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AFNIC has published a special report on IPv6. The ten-page file contains several diagrams and is backed by sound references. This special report: puts the phenomenon of IPv4 address exhaustion into context, details the issues surrounding this phenomenon and the unavoidable migration from IPv4 to IPv6, concisely highlights the advantages of IPv6, outlines the roles of the various network stakeholders and describes communication models that must take IPv6 integration into account, provides practical recommendations to support IPv6 deployment in the field.


Download the report entitled “IPv6: passport to the Internet of tomorrow


AFNIC has been prepared for IPv6 integration for ten years. Today, it wants to share its experience with the largest possible audience. So for IPv6Day next 8 June, AFNIC is going to give the web and research community access to a specially created team. You can reach them on The team of AFNIC experts will strive to answer in the shortest delay all questions and queries relating to this vital issue.

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.