ID4me is excited to announce the addition of Afnic as its newest member.
Established in 1997, Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. Since their creation, they have managed the domain name registry in France (currently nearly 3.9 million .fr domain names), in connection with the entire Internet ecosystem in France.
Afnic’s goal is to provide a solution for .fr domain names holders by becoming a digital identity provider, using the domain name system and Open ID Connect open protocols. This digital identity service is part of a project with a strong European component and aims to supply an alternative to the authentication modes offered by the GAFAM and to supplement national systems to connect to public services. By joining this association, the .fr registry operator Afnic is confirming its commitment to contribute to a secure and stable Internet open to innovation.
“A simple and secure authentication service is a response to the problem of complex management for Internet users. It is important to take action in order to propose an alternative based on open, federated and interoperable technologies. We are thrilled to be joining the ID4me association”, says Benoît Ampeau, Afnic Partnerships and Innovations Director.
“Afnic’s decision to join our organization and to strengthen our efforts to establish an open, global, federated and interoperable digital identity standard highlights the importance of what we are trying to achieve,” says Vittorio Bertola, Chairman at ID4me. “I’m beyond excited about this partnership and all the upcoming opportunities for both of us.”