On March 2nd, 2010 the French Minister for Industry, Christian Estrosi, appointed AFNIC as the Registry for the .fr domain under the Order of 6 February 2007.
AFNIC has developed a technical expertise on the infrastructure and standards of Internet, and also on the domain names market and the legal issues related to them.
By leaning upon these expertises, AFNIC wants to contribute to the development of Internet as well in France as internationally, in particular through the .fr promotion and its research and development activities.
«Following to a press relations agencies competition, our choice has been finally made on Yucatan. In fact, the fieldwork relation that Yucatan has with the media, seems essential to us.», declared Loïc Damilaville, Assistant CEO at AFNIC.
« The knowledge of the Yucatan team on the Internet market as their capacity to accompany us with strategic reflection, have been permitted to Yucatan to make the difference.», concluded Loïc Damilaville.
Established in September 1994, YUCATAN is an independent Media and public relations agency specialised in Innovation, mainly focused on IT, healthcare and Industry sectors (BtoB and consumer communications).
Targeting media and influencers, Yucatan provides full services from strategic approach to action plans building and daily back up…
Yucatan serves national and international companies.
(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).
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.