AFNIC, the French Registry has a strong identification and eligibility process which verifies the holder of the Domain. As of 1 March 2010, AFNIC has added a new procedure to this policy.
AFNIC may delete, at its own discretion, Domain names that do not follow the naming charter after identification operations and/or eligibility checks.
Typically, a Domain deletion is followed by a 30 day redemption period. However, as of 1 March 2010, these Domain names will no longer be subjected to the redemption period. For technical reasons, the deletion operation will be in two steps:
(i) AFNIC will transfer the Domain names to its own account. The Domains will appear under the Registrar name: “AFNIC -Opération-Interne” in the Whois.
(ii) Final deletion of the Domain names by AFNIC.