French Connexion

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Industry: Registry
Founded: Nice-Sophia Antipoli south of France, 1996
Founder(s): Sam Syamak Bavafa
Headquarters: 62 Av Estienne d'Orves 06000 Nice
Country: France
Key People
Sam Syamak Bavafa, CEO

Christian Lenk, Marketing Director

French Connexion, which operates as (, is a domain name registrar for the ccTLD of France, .fr. It also operates multi generic top-level domain names such as .com, .org, .net, .jobs and others.[1] The company provides hosting, legal and technical services for its clients.


French Connexion ( was founded in 1996 by a team of new technology enthusiasts from Nice-Sophia-Antipolis in South France. The founding team was led by Sam Syamak Bavafa, who returned to France to establish the company after gaining experience in the internet industry managing portfolios of domain names for local American companies and working for Sorm Design and Cisco Systems in the design of telecommunications equipment.[2]

During its establishment French Connexion specializes in management and hosting domain portfolios on Macintosh.The company also uses Linux for its hosting platform to satisfy its customers.


French Connexion is accredited by the ICANN, Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération (AFNIC); manager for the geographic domain names .fr and .re registry, [3] COREnic,a non-profit membership association and organization of internet domain name registrar and registries, [4] and EUDR, a Pan-European Consortium that manages the delegation of .eu extension [5].