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Afnic Legal Encounters, 10th October 2019: Addressing domain name abuse

September 5, 2019

Afnic's Legal Department is opening its doors for a relaxed presentation meeting on 10th October, 2019, from 1:30 pm onwards at its offices in Saint-Quentin en Yvelines.

Rencontres juridiques 2019

Cybersquatting, identity theft, fraud, phishing, illegal content, infringement of intellectual property rights, personality, etc. , all require day-to-day management.

This meeting is an opportunity to take an in-depth look at the range of potential procedures and actions available to prevent and deal with abuse.

We will also be exploring good practices for developing an online presence that is safe from abuse, such as the réussir- resource, Afnic's services for monitoring and securing domain names, steps you can take to access unpublished personal data, domain name recovery, and how to stop identity theft or delete a domain name, etc.

To round off the afternoon, Afnic's Legal Department plans to discuss current issues such as EU consumer protection regulations and domain name seizure.

We look forward to seeing you:


On Thursday 10th October 2019 between 2pm and 5.30pm

(Coffee reception from 1.30pm)

at Afnic's offices in Montigny le Bretonneux, Saint-Quentin en Yvelines


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Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. The registry has been appointed by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic also manages the .re (Reunion Island), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) French Overseas TLDs.
In addition to managing French TLDs, Afnic's role is part of a wider public interest mission, which is to contribute on a daily basis, thanks to the efforts of its teams and its members, to a secure and stable internet, open to innovation and in which the French internet community plays a leading role. As part of that mission, Afnic, a non-profit organization, donates 90% of its profits to its Foundation for Digital Solidarity. Afnic is also the back-end registry for the companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD, such as .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf.
Established in 1997 and based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Afnic currently has 80 employees.