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.fr up for grabs again

The French government has opened up a call for expressions of interest from registries who fancy a bash at running .fr, the local ccTLD. A brief procurement document was published last month. The deadline for responses is June 30. .fr, along with sever...
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.Com dominates North America. What about the ROW?

Country code domains are still the majority outside of North America. Take a look at the chart above. What do you notice? While .com dominates North America, it is secondary in ICANN’s other four regions. It’s easy to be United States-centric, but the reality of domain name demand is very different around the world. Afnic, […]

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Afnic appoints Pierre Bonis new CEO

French ccTLD registry Afnic has named Pierre Bonis its new CEO. Bonis officially started his new job today, but he’s been in the role on an interim basis since May 1, when he replaced Mathieu Weill. Weill had abruptly quit after 12 years at Afnic in order to join the Digital Economy Department of the […]
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