The AFNIC (Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération) is from this point on expanding the family of country-specific top level domains (ccTLDs) in the eco – Association for the Internet industry. By adding the registrar with the ending “.fr”, an even larger spectrum of diverse top level domains (TLDs) are now working on developing the Internet. Various ccTLDs are already working together in the association, including EURid (.eu), CIRA (.ca), Registro.it (.it), NASK (.pl), nic.at (.at), NeuStar (.us) and VeriSign (.tv, .cc, .com und .net).
“We are looking forward with great pleasure to a successful cooperation with AFNIC, which will enrich our competence group with experience and know-how on the French domain market,” says Thomas Rickert, Director of Names & Numbers at eco- Association for the Internet industry. In order to further intensify the cooperation and to support the development of the Internet in France, the eco association will, in return, also become a member of AFNIC.