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 of registered domains are now also being … [Read more...] about AFNIC Chief Happy With Results of New Rules
AFNIC's CEO Mathieu Wiell and Isabel Toutaud will be holding a webcast this Friday from 11am to 12 (CET). The session will cover a number of topics including: the change in procedure for registering listed terms (banned words, reserved words), the new dispute resolution procedure, access to the list of domain names registered under the .fr TLD, the opening up of … [Read more...] about AFNIC To Hold Webcast On Registry Changes
The French domain name registry, AFNIC, which manages .fr, the country code for France, announced earlier today that they had broken the 2 million domain name mark.Congrats! … [Read more...] about French Domain Registry AFNIC Breaks New Record
Image via WikipediaThe .fr domain name registry (AFNIC) will be making changes to its modus operandi in the coming months as a result of legislative changes in France.From July 1st 2011 AFNIC will be publishing a full list of the previous day's domain name registrations, while they are also making significant changes to how they handle domain name disputes. From 15 April their … [Read more...] about Big Changes Chez AFNIC
AFNIC, the body that runs .fr, is currently conducting a survey about people's views on the .fr domain extension.The survey covers a number of areas including people's perception of .fr and what kind of services they expect to get with a .fr domain name.UPDATE: It transpires that the survey was not meant to be public! … [Read more...] about AFNIC Survey About .Fr
AFNIC, which runs the .fr registry, has published its Action Plan for 2010.While the "old chestnut" of DNSSEC is on the agenda (no surprise there!), there's also reference to a change in the registration rules. Under the current registration rules registrants need to supply an address in France. The proposed change is intended to open up registration to all French nationals … [Read more...] about AFNIC To Relax Registration Rules?
The Mayor of Paris was very upbeat about the new TLD project when he spoke during the ICANN meeting in Paris. Not surprisingly Paris is one of the European cities that is pushing hard to get its own tld .paris.According to news released earlier today the .paris bid is going to be using a combination of AFNIC and CORE.AFNIC already runs the .fr cctld operations, while CORE runs … [Read more...] about AFNIC / CORE To Run .Paris
AFNIC's latest online and TV campaign to promote .fr may not be the most amusing thing you'll ever see, but it's still amusing to a point. Here's the long version of their advert:In French - sorry ! Subtitles available! … [Read more...] about AFNIC Brings Gallic Humour To Online Campaign
AFNIC, in common with a lot of registry operators, maintains a list of members / registrars on its website. It's probably the most complete list you can find.On Friday evening French registrar and hosting provider OVH decided to abuse the database and sent spam to a large number of the AFNIC members. The email, which used scaremongering language, was to push OVH's services on … [Read more...] about OVH Abuse AFNIC Member Database
Who needs new gTLDs when you can grab your own ccTLD!Last year I noticed a trend in the ccTLD world, with a lot of governments and interest groups taking an interest in governance of their namespaces.AFNIC, which runs .fr and several other cctlds, came under review from the French government.Less than a year later the French government has put the registry management out to … [Read more...] about Want To Run A ccTLD?