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OCTOBER 2015 - N° 043
Afnic rewarded by
the domain name industry

On 7 October, during the CENTR Awards 2015 ceremony, Afnic was rewarded two times for its recent contributions to the international domain name industry.

The themes of these contributions are fundamental for the association in charge of .fr domain names. On the one hand, the resilience of the Internet, with the new DNS checking tool "Zonemaster", developed with IIS, that won the "R&D" award. On the other hand, the Internet governance, with Mathieu Weill, Afnic CEO, who won the "Contributor of the Year" award for his work as co-chair of one of the working groups that form the basis of the IANA Stewardship transition process.

Watch Mathieu Weill's acceptance speech during CENTR Awards 2015

Concentration among Registrars Restarts [Read more]
Growth of 1.1% in 2015 for the "Big Six" (Vs. 2.5% in 2014) [Read more]
The .fr TLD at the Paris Micro-Enterprise Trade Fair [Read more]
Afnic rewarded during the CENTR Awards 2015 [Read more]

2 minutes to know everything about the .fr promotion campaign "Succeed in .fr" (in French only)

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All the pictures from the French Night party in Dublin during ICANN 54 
· The .DE ccTLD (Germany) soon to reach 16 million domain names [More info] 
· The .AT ccTLD (Austria) changed its transfer procedure since 29 September 2015 [More info

Lise Fuhr and I had the great honor to be the recipients of the 2015 CENTR Contributor of the Year award, for our respective involvement in chairing the working groups that form the basis of the IANA Stewardship transition process.. [Read more]

It may seem insane and out of place to say that, but I'm saying it all the same! [Read more]


Premium domain names in .paris sare still up for auction!

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1-6 Novembre 2015 - Japan
Yokohama : IETF 94
15 November 2015 - Romania
Bucarest : CENTR Technical workshop
3 Décember 2015 - Ireland
Dublin : CENTR Marketing workshop
10-13 November 2015 - Brazil 
Joao Pessoa : Internet Governance Forum 2015
16-20 November 2015 - Romania
Bucarest : RIPE 71
Des nouvelles de nos membres
  • The E-Seniorsassociation, that help the elderly with digital inclusion, will organize an international meetup called "Ageing is fun" with debates on "ageing well" and demonstrations of innovating services on 15 October 2015 at 2pm at the 4th district city hall of Paris. More informations on
  • Safebrands invites you on 4 and 5 November 2015 at the 5th International Domain Name Conference with round-tables on Internet governance, the mutation of the domain name world and its complete overview in 2016 and many speakers. Discover the full program on
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