Afnic makes data from the .fr TLD available as open data

Afnic, the registry for the .fr country code top level domain (ccTLD) has launched the initiative aimed at enabling free use of public data related to the .fr ccTLD. The registry will publish several million items of data organized into three main sets on its website:

  • public data on domain names;
  • the main business indicators for the French namespace;
  • a directory of accredited registrars.

Afnic says that, through this initiative, it “seeks to encourage the reuse of the data for analytical purposes or for any other activity that creates added value for the community”, anticipating that this could serve as “a vector for innovation, but will also enable a better understanding of the uses of digital technology within France, as well as the identification of trends and even business opportunities”.