Afnic, the .fr domain name registry, has released their annual report for 2018. The report covers the organisation's activities during 2018, which included hosting the IGF in Paris last November, as well as winning the contract to provide backend registry services to the .museum domain extension. They've also produced a nice simple graphic that highlights some of their … [Read more...] about Afnic Annual Report Shows 84% Renewal Rate
NDD Camp will be held in Paris on this Thursday June 21st. The event is free to attend, but registration is obligatory. The event features 3 parallel tracks with sessions covering a range of topics including: drop catching new TLDs aftermarket SEO online marketing managing domains content Full details of the event are available on the French … [Read more...] about NDD Camp Domain Event in Paris
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
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?
In a multi-lingual and multicultural internet society it's nice to see that the ICANN blog is publishing content in languages other than English.Prior to the meeting in San Juan there were a number of posts in Spanish and now there is French.While this move should be welcomed the US-centric aspects of the organisation should not be ignored. … [Read more...] about ICANN Blog en francais
Businesses may rely on domain names to conduct their day to day work, but that does not mean that they really understand what they are using or how important they are.Of course those of us in industry may feel tempted to either scoff at people's naivety or feel terribly frustrated with their ignorance, however neither action is particularly productive.Loic Damilaville, however, … [Read more...] about Domain Management White Paper