|Headquarters||Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France|
Association française pour le nommage Internet en coopération (AFNIC) is a non-profit corporation that was created in December 1997 in order to operate a number of French country code top-level domain names such as .fr, .re and .tf. As of today, AFNIC is ruled under the 2007 February 6 decree. AFNIC is currently headquartered in the commune of Montigny-le-Bretonneux in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.
AFNIC includes public and private Internet players: users (legal entities and individuals), domain name registrars (Internet service providers), international entities and public authoritative representatives.
AFNIC manages a general interest service. Therefore, it is at the crossroads of operators, Internet Service Providers, Internet users, public authorities as well as other national and international parties.
This privileged position and responsibility leads AFNIC to participate in the evolution of Internet governance and management. Thus, AFNIC is largely involved in the international relations chorus.
Through its missions, the international actions of AFNIC are focused on three main directions:
- To contribute and participate to the global Internet governance and management (WSIS, ICANN, CENTR...)
- To introduce new standards and services (IETF, RIPE NCC)
- To transfer its knowledge and know-how (International College)
Over the past few years, the number of international meetings in which the domain name registries are involved is constantly increasing. This strong international activity demonstrates that domain name registries have a key role to play in the information society globalisation process.
Top level domains (TDL) managed by AFNIC
French country-code top-level domains (ccTLD)
- .fr: for France, the French Republic
- .re: for the island of Réunion
- .tf: for the French Southern and Antarctic Lands
- .wf: for the islands of Wallis and Futuna
- .pm: for the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- .yt: for the island of Mayotte
Other top level domains run by AFNIC
- .alsace: for Alsace
- .bzh: for Bretagne
- .paris: for the city of Paris
- .aquarelle: for the société Aquarelle
- .frogans: for the project of Frogans
- .ovh: for the French Internet Service Provider OVH
- .corsica: for Region Corsica Puntu Corsica
French top level domains not managed by AFNIC
- .nc : for New Caledonia ;
- .mq : for Martinique ;
- .gp : for Guadeloupe ;
- .gf : for French Guiana ;
- .pf : for French Polynesia.
- "The 2007 February 6th decree describing the missions of AFNIC". Legifrance. February 6, 2007.
- "Contact Afnic." Afnic Website / Contact AFNIC.
- "How to come to Afnic[permanent dead link]." Afnic Website / How to come to AFNIC.
News and financial reports
- AFNIC publishes its French Domain Name Industry Report
- AFNIC launches DNSwitness, a multi-purpose software for DNS measurements
- Publication of the synthesis of the public consultation on French Top Level Domains
- AFNIC publishes its first decisions in regards to its specific dispute resolution procedure for obvious breaches of the stipulations of the decree of February 6th, 2007