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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Peter Vergote has been elected chair of CENTR. Mr Vergote works in the legal and policy team with the .be registry. The election took place at the organisation’s meeting earlier today in Salzburg. The previous chair was Mathieu Wiell, AFNIC’s CEO.
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 […]
AFNIC, the French registry which runs .fr, is celebrating their 25th anniversary in style – literally. The registry has unveiled a new web identity including a new logo as well as launching a series of events to celebrate their quarter century of existence. Here’s the new logo: And for .fr there’s this new look as […]
In the last few days, on July 1st, AFNIC, the registry for .fr, relaxed some of its domain registrati0n rules in accordance with the French government’s wishes. The more relaxed rules meant that a large number of reserved names became available for registration on July 1st on a “first come, first served” basis. Daily lists […]