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Pre-Register IDNs for .FR, .RE, .TF, .WF, .PM and .YT - Go Live JULY 3, 2012 DON'T MISS THE DATE

AFNIC - the official registry of .FR, .RE, .TF, .WF, .PM and .YT - will start taking registrations for IDNs (Internationalized Domain Name) on July 3, 2012.  The availability of IDN domains extends the types of characters that can be used to compose a domain name label to 67 (currently limited to 37 characters). A complete list of all the new characters can be found in our HEXONET's Support WIKI. IDNs will be available for all 6 extensions currently managed by AFNIC.

HEXONET started withdrawing DEPOSITS for Go Live on June 25, 2012 and these are ongoing on a daily basis. These deposit deductions are only to reserve funds in case all your Pre-registrations are successful. Deposits will automatically be returned back to your reseller account if any Pre-registrations are not successful or if you delete it prior to the submission to the registry (for Go Live 24 hours prior to the actual launch).

Go Live applications deleted more than 24 hours prior launch are automatically refunded back to your reseller account. Please note, that Go Live deletions are not permitted in the last 24 hours prior launch.

Pre-registration via API:
command = AddDomainApplication
class = AFNIC_IDN_GOLIVE
domain = xn--mller-kva.fr
period = 1
x-fr-registrant-legal-id = (VATID)
ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver2 = (NAMESERVER)

Pre-Registrations via Control Panel:
Pre-registrations can be submitted through the Control Panel by logging into your account and navigating to "Manage Products > Domains" and clicking the "Pre-reg Admin" link in the left side menu. From here one can list existing or submit new pre-registrations. Users can modify or delete any pre-registrations without charge up to 24 hours prior to the launch date.