A non-profit association and the incumbent manager of the .fr TLD, Afnic is a multi-registry operator of the top-level domains corresponding to the national territory of France (the .fr TLD and those of the overseas territories) and of several French projects for new Internet top level domains (TLDs).





Afnic's mission is to develop a secure and stable Internet, open to innovation


AFNIC is the State-appointed Registry for the management of domain names with the .fr TLD following the overseas top level domains : .re (Reunion Island), .pm (St. Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte).

Afnic carries out its assignments in the public interest by involving all the relevant stakeholders in its decisions (scientists, the public authorities, and representatives of private sector involved in the Internet in France). As the primary operator in France of registry services on the Internet, the goals set by Afnic are to develop a preference for the .fr TLD in France, to help strengthen the resilience of the Internet, and to promote its skills among the Internet community at large.


A commitment to support national projects related to the Internet


Further to the creation of a Fund to support the development of the Internet in France, with independent governance, Afnic intends to contribute to the funding of research activities to expand the use of information technology. It reinvests all of its earnings in operations designed to strengthen the resilience of the Internet and the development of innovation.


Aiming to be exemplary


With an independent Scientific Council consisting of prominent figures from academia and industry, Afnic is recognized worldwide for the quality and resilience of its services, the transparency of its management, and the relevance of its contributions to the technological development of the Internet. As well as pursuing its efforts in favor of operational excellence, Afnic is also expanding its activities as the technical operator of registries and by 2014 will offer a registration service for several gTLDs (.paris, .bzh, .ovh, etc.), thus helping to develop secure, stable namespaces for use on the international scale.

Afnic is central to the French Internet. All of its employees have adopted its values of ​​teamwork, integrity, respect for others, professionalism and perseverance in order to serve the best interests of the Internet community.