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Afnic CEO quits, heads to new mystery job

Kevin Murphy, April 25, 2017, 10:52:16 (UTC), Domain Registries

Afnic CEO Mathieu Weill has abruptly quit the French domain registry and is heading to a new job elsewhere.

The .fr registry said Weill will be replaced on an interim basis by his deputy, Pierre Bonis, from May 1.

A formal search for a permanent replacement will begin “in the coming weeks”, Afnic said.

Weill has been with the company, which also manages the ccTLDs for French overseas territories, since 2005.

He oversaw the growth of .fr from 300,000 names to 3 million in that time, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He told DI that he has a new job lined up with a different company, but that he’s unable to disclose his new role yet.

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  1. Mystery solved: according to LinkedIn, he’s now Head of Digital Economy Department of the Ministry of Economy in France.

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