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ACFCI

 

French acronym for the Assembly of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry

The ACFCI, founded in 1964, is the representative at the national level of all the local and regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI) in Metropolitan France and its overseas departments and territories.

www.acfci.cci.fr

 

Admin contact or admin-c

 

Administrative contact or contact-admin or admin-c

The name, address, telephone number and email address of the person designated by the holder of a domain name under the .fr, .re, .tf, .pm, .wf or .yt TLD when the domain name is created by Afnic. It is mandatory throughout the life of the domain name. The administrative contact must be established in France and must have a valid address in order to receive judicial or extrajudicial documents. The name of the administrative contact is published in the Whois directory.

 

Afnic

French acronym for the French Network Information Centre (Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération)

Afnic is the management centre (registry) and resource centre (NIC France) of country code Top Level Domain names (ccTLDs) for .fr (France), .re (Reunion Island), .pm (St. Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna), and .yt (Mayotte)

For more information visit: AFNIC overview

 

AFNOR

French acronym for the French Standardization Association (Association Française de NORmalisation)

French Standardization Association founded in 1926. Member of ISO. The AFNOR and AFAQ associations (French Association for Quality Assurance) merged in 2004 to form the AFNOR Group.

www.afnor.org

 

AFRINIC

 

Non-profit organisation responsible for allocating and managing lists of IP addresses for the Africa. AFRINIC is one of five regional internet centres or "Regional Internet Registries" (RIR) providing the administrative and technical coordination for addressing and routing functions through the network (allocation of IP addresses, AS numbers).

www.afrinic.net

The other RIRs are ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC, RIPE NCC.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures (ADR)

"Alternative Dispute Resolution" procedures are an out of court method available to those who consider that a third party has violated their rights by filing a domain name and/or is using in a way that is detrimental to them.

There are several procedures each managed by a different authority. Note that the Afnic does not intervene in these procedures and remains neutral.

 

APNIC

Asia Pacific Network Information Center

Non-profit organisation in charge of IP resources for Asia and the Pacific .

APNIC is one of five regional internet centres, or "Regional Internet Registries" (RIR) in the world. It provides the administrative and technical coordination for addressing and routing functions through the network (allocation of IP addresses, AS numbers).

www.apnic.net

The other RIRs are ARIN, LACNIC, RIPE NCC, AFRINIC.

 

ARIN

American Registry for Internet Numbers

Non-profit organisation responsible for allocating and managing lists of IP addresses for the North America areas and much of Africa. ARIN is one of five regional internet centres or "Regional Internet Registries" (RIR) providing the administrative and technical coordination for addressing and routing functions through the network (allocation of IP addresses, AS numbers).

www.arin.net

The other RIRs are APNIC, LACNIC, RIPE NCC, AFRINIC.

 

ARPANET

Advanced Research Projects Agency NETwork

Developed during 1960s and 1970s by the Department of Defense of the U.S. government, ARPANET was the first network based on the principle of packet forwarding, i.e. segments of information identified by a unique header that can be transmitted independently of each other along any one of several routes from the sender to the recipient. It is the predecessor of the Internet as we know it today.

 

ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Interchange

Standardised 7-bit coding system (from 0000000 to 1111111) for alphanumeric characters based on the set of 128 most commonly used characters in American English and in IT applications. The accents in other languages, such as French, are supported by the ISO extensions of ASCII (such as ISO8859-1 for French).

 

Authentication

IT security measure which consists in verifying the digital identity of a person before allowing them to access a network, a computer or web space.

Example: Persons wishing to access the private area of the Afnic website must authenticate themselves by specifying their username and password.