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?
Unless you're really fascinated by domain names and trademark law and disputes, domain name disputes aren't exactly an "exciting" topic. Afnic, the .fr registry, however, are trying to change that in their own little way. Earlier this morning they released an infographic that is packed with information, facts and figures about their new domain name dispute resolution … [Read more...] about Afnic Release Infographic On Domain Disputes
Due to a rather odd Gallic twist AFNIC was forced to bid on the .fr registry contract again. They announced on Thursday that the French government had awarded the contract to them (again) for a 5 year period: In an Order published in the Official Journal of the French Republic on 28 June 2012, Ms Fleur Pellerin, Junior Minister for the Digital Economy, appointed Afnic as … [Read more...] about AFNIC Win .FR Bid Again
AFNIC have announced that they are partnering with 16 new TLD applicants. The press release does not reveal who those applicants are, but it does hint at the type of applications that are involved: With diverse mission and dimension, these projects, led by local public authorities, companies and associations, will contribute to the evolution of the Internet in … [Read more...] about AFNIC Partner With 16 New TLD Applicants
AFNIC's new dispute resolution system, Syreli, is now live with one decision published so far. The first case involved infragenius.fr The case was processed fully in less than a month, with the initial complaint being logged on November 22nd 2011 and the decision being handed down on December 19th 2011. The first case was pretty simple and wasn't that contentious with … [Read more...] about First Decision Under New French Dispute System Published