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, 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 well: The new site is a significant upgrade … [Read more...] about French Registry Celebrates 25 Years With Full Rebranding
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
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?
The IEDR has obviously released some form of press release in the last few days to put a spin on its latest figures. Of course the press release isn't on the registry's website nor has it been sent to stakeholders yet again, though I was able to get my hands on a copy of it via a 3rd party.So what are they trying to sell us today?The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) today reported a … [Read more...] about IEDR Releases More Hyped Statistics