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
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?
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