Procedure for legal confirmation of Frogans addresses registered before 2006

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Statistics on July 31, 2017:

Out of 140 persons who registered Frogans addresses before 2006:
- 86 persons have already kept or abandoned their Frogans addresses (61.4%)
- 29 persons are in contact but have not communicated their choice (20.7%)
- 25 persons are not yet in contact (17.9%)

Out of 535 Frogans addresses registered before 2006:
- 387 Frogans addresses were kept by their holders (72.3%)
- 47 Frogans addresses were abandoned by their holders (8.8%)
- 101 Frogans addresses are pending confirmation (18.9%)

 

Last update: August 1, 2017

Note on July 28, 2017: Due to the need to make updates to the FCR Whois Database, a new extension has been put in place in order to allow as many holders as possible to be informed about the Procedure for legal confirmation of Frogans addresses registered before 2006 and, if desired, to confirm the registration of their Frogans addresses in the FCR. The cut-off date for holders to respond has therefore been moved to August 25, 2017.

The Procedure for legal confirmation of Frogans addresses registered before 2006 is for the attention of any individual or organization who registered a Frogans address at the beginning of the Frogans project between 2001 and 2005, during the first public tests of the Frogans technology, and who wishes to keep the registration of this Frogans address in the FCR (Frogans Core Registry). Confirmation of a Frogans address registered before 2006 by its holder entails that this holder undertakes to respect the legal environment in force and applicable to all users of the Frogans technology.

Frogans addresses which were registered at the beginning of the Frogans project begin with "frogans*". They were therefore registered in the public Frogans network whose linguistic category is "LC-Latin". This Frogans network was formerly called the Main Frogans Network.

Frogans addresses registered at the beginning of the Frogans project were registered by their holders directly with STG Interactive S.A., the FCR Operator, for a period of two (2) years, against payment to the amount of eighty (80) US dollars excluding taxes.

Holders can keep the registration of these Frogans addresses free of charge for a period of ten (10) years from the opening date of the FCR to Internet users.

Confirmation of registration by E-mail

In the following procedure, the terms "we" or "our" refer to the FCR Operator and the terms "you" or "your" refer to any person, individual or organization, who registered a Frogans address at the beginning of the Frogans project before 2006 during the first public tests of the Frogans technology.

If you registered one or several Frogans addresses at the beginning of the Frogans project, we sent you between April 4 and April 5, 2016 an email requesting confirmation of the registration of these Frogans addresses.

To keep the registrations of your Frogans addresses in the FCR, you must reply to this email (as well as to any requests for more information that we might send to you) before August 25, 2017, 14:00:00 UTC.

Warning: if you do not follow the instructions contained in this email or if you do not reply before August 25, 2017, 14:00:00 UTC, the registrations of your Frogans addresses will be deleted from the FCR and these Frogans addresses will become available again for registration from August 29, 2017, 14:00:00 UTC.

If you have not received our email requesting confirmation, click here.

Step 1/3 : Confirm the Frogans addresses that you wish to keep

The list of Frogans addresses that you registered at the beginning of the Frogans project is included in the email that we sent to you.

The first thing that you must do is choose, from this list, the Frogans addresses that you wish to keep in the FCR.

In your email reply, you must include the Frogans addresses that you wish to keep in the FCR.

By keeping a Frogans address in the FCR, you undertake to respect the Frogans Technology User Policy available here: https://www.frogans.org/en/resources/ftup/access.html. The conditions applicable to you are identical to those applicable to anybody who registers a Frogans address of a public Frogans network, or a dedicated Frogans network, during the priority registration period for entrepreneurs. You also undertake to respect the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy for Frogans Addresses (UDRP-F) available here: https://www.frogans.org/en/resources/udrpf/access.html.

Note: if the site name of one of your Frogans addresses (the character string following "frogans*") corresponds to a trademark of which you are not the holder or for which you do not currently hold a license, and you keep this Frogans address registered in the FCR, you may be held liable by the holder of that trademark. In cases of trademark infringement or cybersquatting related to a Frogans address, the UDRP-F procedure and/or legal prosecution may be brought against the holder of the corresponding Frogans address.

If you keep a Frogans address registered in the FCR, the date of the initial registration is kept, and you can renew the registration of this Frogans address beyond the period of ten (10) years, under the normal renewal conditions for a Frogans address.

Step 2/3 : Confirm your contact information

Your contact information as it appears in the FCR Whois Database is included in the email that we sent you.

You must check that the contact information in the email is complete, accurate and up-to-date.

In your reply email, if your contact information is not up-to-date, you must include your new contact information.

Your contact information can contain only ASCII characters (digits 0-9, letters a-z and A-Z, and some basic punctuation marks).

Step 3/3 : Choose an FCR account administrator

Frogans addresses and Frogans networks are now registered and managed in the FCR through individuals and organizations holding a management account in the FCR, called an FCR Account. These individuals and organizations are called FCR account administrators. They provide registration-management services to holders of Frogans addresses and of Frogans networks.

Currently, the registrations of your Frogans addresses are not attached to any FCR account. You must therefore choose an FCR account administrator to whom you will entrust the management of your Frogans addresses through a registration agreement.

In your reply email, you must indicate the public identifier of the FCR account administrator that you have chosen to manage your Frogans addresses in the FCR (this public identifier is included in the registration agreement that you signed with your FCR account administrator).

The list of FCR account administrators is available here: https://fcr.frogans/en/resources/fcraa-list/access.html.

If you do not wish to immediately choose an FCR account administrator to manage your Frogans addresses in the FCR, you must indicate this in your reply email. However, as long as the registrations of your Frogans addresses are not attached to an FCR account, you will not be able to carry out any management operations of these Frogans addresses (for example: change settings to put your Frogans site online, transfer the registration to a new holder, renew the registration when it expires).

If you have the necessary technical and administrative skills, you can become, free of charge, an FCR account administrator in order to manage the registration of your Frogans addresses in the FCR. In this case, you must first create your FCR account (https://fcr.frogans/), then indicate in your reply email that you will manage your own Frogans addresses. Your reply email must also include your FCR account administrator public identifier.

If you have not received the email requesting confirmation

You registered a Frogans address at the beginning of the Frogans project before 2006 but you have not received the email request for confirmation. In this case:

  1. Check that the email requesting confirmation has not been considered as SPAM by your E-mail client. This email was sent from the address fcr-legal@stg-interactive.com
  2. Check if your E-mail address given in the FCR Whois Database (to which the email requesting confirmation has been sent) is valid. The FCR Whois Database is available here: https://whois.fcr.frogans/en/main.html.

If your E-mail address given in the FCR Whois Database is no longer valid, please send an email from your new E-mail address, to fcr-legal@stg-interactive.com. Your email must reach us before August 25, 2017, 14:00:00 UTC.

Your email must contain your new contact information and documented proof, such as:

When your contact information has been validated, we will send the email requesting confirmation to your new E-mail address. You must then proceed with the confirmation of the registration of your Frogans addresses (steps 1 to 3 above).

In order to validate your contact information, we may send you further requests for information, to which you must reply without delay.

Backward compatibility

In compliance with versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the IFAP (International Frogans Address Pattern) technical specification published in 2014, the Frogans address pattern is backward compatible with the original pattern, with two exceptions. First, the lengths of the two main levels (referred to as the network name and the site name) have been harmonized to share the same minimum and maximum values. Second, in order to avoid confusion with domain names on the Internet, the full stop character (.) has been eliminated from the second level. Consequently, the "Focus" feature of a Frogans address, which contained the full stop (.), no longer exists.

In order to ensure technical compatibility of Frogans addresses registered at the beginning of the Frogans project before 2006 which contained a full stop character (.) in the site name, this character is replaced by the hyphen-minus character (-) in the site name of these Frogans addresses.

Digital signature

The emails that we, as the FCR Operator, send to you come from the E-mail address fcr-legal@stg-interactive.com.

For your security, these emails are digitally signed with PGP. To verify the origin and the integrity of these emails, please install PGP on your E-mail client. Please also install the PGP public key whose reference is indicated at the end of the received email. All the public keys of the FCR Operator are available at the following permanent URL: https://fcr.frogans/en/resources/pgp-pk/access.html.