ICANN is a strange beast. Even the term "ICANN", which is itself an acronym, has more than one meaning. There are at least two "ICANNs", one is the "community", which is made up of everyone who engages with the ICANN "circus" and then there is ICANN the organisation itself - a California not-for-profit. While people outside the internet industry probably have never heard of … [Read more...] about How Diverse Is ICANN? New Study Explores Organisation’s Makeup
Afnic, the .fr domain name registry, held it's General Assembly on June 10th. During the meeting they elected both a new chair to the Afnic board, as well as several new board members. Board members are drawn from a number of eligible groups. The new board members are: Two members for the “Registrars” college: Mr. Eric Lantonnet (NAMEBAY) for a 4-year mandate Mr. Tristan … [Read more...] about Afnic Selects New Board Members
The French ccTLD registry, AFNIC, has, in common with many other French organisations, come out strong in the aftermath of the attack earlier this week on Charlie Hebdo. Their front page currently displays the current image: and on their English language site they've provided a translated version: But what's a lot more interesting for DNS geeks is that they've … [Read more...] about French Domain Registry Reacts to Charlie Hebdo #jesuischarlie
According to the .fr registry's latest report .fr domain names are popular with private individuals. One in two new .fr domain names is registered to a private individual. Currently over about 40% of .fr domains are registered to individuals, compared to approximately 20% 6 years ago. AFNIC's latest report is available here. … [Read more...] about French Domains Popular With Individuals
Is AFNIC getting into social media and memes in a big way? They've already got a Facebook page, Twitter and are even pushing out infographics.. now it appears they're trying to harness memes. This appeared on some social media sites earlier this morning: Sure, it's not exactly "revolutionary", but it's a breath of fresh air to see an established ccTLD's marketing team … [Read more...] about AFNIC (.fr) Trying For Their Own Meme?