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Afnic Selects New Board Members

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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Afnic Release Infographic On Domain Disputes

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 […]

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AFNIC Win .FR Bid Again

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 […]

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AFNIC Partner With 16 New TLD Applicants

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 […]

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AFNIC Chief Happy With Results of New Rules

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 […]

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