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AFNIC Newsletter
JANUARY 2013 - N° 013  
Bonne année ! Happy New Year !

On behalf of all the team at Afnic, we wish you the very best for 2013!

Sending you our best wishes for the coming year also provides us with an opportunity to review the highlights of the past year, as in 2012 with:
  • our reappointment as the registry for the .fr TLD, to further the action initiated 15 years ago in favor of more than 2.5 million domain names and more generally the Internet France;
  • the opening of IDN domain names to all on 3 July 2012, with over 32,000 registrations to date;
  • the extension of the opening hours for the Afnic customer service, which is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
  • the second edition of the Registrar Day last October, in Lyon and Paris.
Because Afnic was created to contribute to the development of the Internet in France, we hope to do even better in 2013, in particular with:
  • the launch of new services, such as multi-year registration, and domain names with 1 and 2 characters;
  • support for 17 backers of French projects for new TLDs, who have chosen to entrust Afnic with their projects, whether they are community-based, geographic or economic in nature.

Find out the Top 10 Terms used in .fr domain names

What are the longest .fr domain names? Find out all of this, and more, in the January issue of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names.

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A new step for .bzh

Following the ICANN draw on 16 December 2012, that determined the order in which each new gTLD application will be evaluated, the association communicates on details concerning the .bzh extension and reminds the role of Afnic as technical operator.

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Dot Award 2013 Contest Win fame and fortune with the .fr TLD!

Are you a secondary school, high school or university student with a website under the .fr TLD? Enter the contest and win a prize of up to 750 euros!

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The Afnic Scientific Council shares its report on DNS-based Internet filtering

The AFNIC Scientific Council has studied the technique of DNS-based Internet filtering and is sharing its report.

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Rights-holders: how to enforce your rights under the .fr TLD

Afnic has published its 10th special report: the Guide for Rights-Holders

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A new milestone: 2.5 million domain names for the .fr TLD

Afnic has registered the 2.5 millionth domain name with the .fr extension, and now figures in the top 5 ccTLDs for the fastest growth

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  • PuntCat made a request to ICANN to remove cross-ownership between registry and registrars. Lire la suite


7 February 2013 - France

Afnic Consultative Committee

Afnic "User" and "Registrar" Consultative Committees will take place on Thursday 7 February 2013.

18 April 2013 - France

Afnic Board of Directors

The second Afnic Board of Directors in 2013 will take place on Thursday 18 April 2013.

7 June 2013 - France

Afnic General Assembly and annual diner

Afnic General Assembly and the annual diner will be held on Friday 7 June 2013.


21 February 2013 - France

Afnic Board of Directors
The first Afnic Board of Directors for 2013 will take place on Thursday 21 February 2013.

5-6 June 2013 - France

Annual Afnic International College Days

Two days for the Afnic International College will take place on 5 and 6 June 2013.

Participez aux Dot Awards 2013 !
Isabel Toutaud à l'Unifab
Isabel Toutaud : Litigations under .fr
Loic Damilaville fait le point sur les nouvelles extensions
Loïc Damilaville : creating new gTLDs
Consequences of DNS-based Internet filtering
Conséquences du filtrage Internet par le DNS
Special Report n°10 : Rights-holder Guide
Rights-holder guide
Les tendances de la procédure Syreli
Tendances de la procédure Syreli
Quality of service performance :
décembre 2012
Tableau de bord de la qualité de service
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