Become a member of AFNIC

Members can take part in the consultative committees and in working groups and meetings organised by AFNIC.


  • Membership is open to any individual or entity interested in the Internet and in domain names


Ever since its inception, Afnic has always placed particular emphasis on its openness to the French Internet community. Membership of Afnic, a non-profit association, is open to all those who wish to join and are interested in the Internet and in domain names. Afnic membership does not depend on having a domain name, and is by no means compulsory in order to register a domain name or to become a registrar.

Whether you are a corporation, an Internet service provider, a registrar, a national or international organisation or even an individual, as a member, you can take part in the life of the association and its discussions on the development of the Internet in France. Applying to be a member is very easy: simply fill out the downloadable membership form, and return it with your payment of the membership fee. The amount of the fee depends on the category of membership. For further information read our membership fees.

Members of the association are divided into three categories or colleges:

  • Registrar members
  • User members (individuals or entities)
  • Corresponding members (representing international organisations)


By becoming a member of Afnic you will be invited to participate in the consultative committees - a special place of exchange between members and Afnic on our strategy, the market, the legal framework, product and technical developments – in working groups, trainings and various events.

You will be able to elect your representatives or apply to represent your college at the Board of directors and meet over 150 players of the Internet and domain name industry during our annual dinner.


Minutes of the Association’s governing and consultative bodies meetings, the members’ directory, the follow-up of the works of the Afnic Labs and International College will be available to you in the members’ pages of the website and you will receive all publications: the monthly newsletter, the domain name market observatory, the studies and thematic features...

Finally, you will have a preferred contact dedicated to members to answer all your questions


Application form and fees

Membership form - 2014
Membership fees - 2014
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