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Request for disclosure of personal data

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This form allows you to ask Afnic to lift the anonymity of a private individual (natural person) who is a holder of a domain name registered under restricted publication (the holder’s name and contact details are masked and do not appear in the Whois directory) under the TLDs managed by Afnic: fr, .pm, .re, .tf, .wf and .yt, and that may infringe your rights.

Afnic’s subsequent actions

Afnic will examine your request as soon as possible in light of the reasons given and may proceed to lift anonymity in the event of the identical or nearly identical reproduction of:

  • a previously registered trademark protected in France,
  • a previously registered distinctive sign (company name, business name, trading name or logo protected in France, domain name),
  • a previously registered title protected by French copyright law,
  • a family name or pseudonym.

Afnic’s examination focuses particularly on the similarity of the signs and does not extend to the content of websites.

In the event that your request is declined, you may resort to the other procédures provided by Afnic’s Naming Charter, namely an ex parte application to a judge for an order or filing a claim with the authorised dispute resolution bodies.

Disclosure of personal data granted by Afnic does not constitute acknowledgement of a infringement, as defined in the provisions of Article  L.45-2 of the French Post and Electronic Communications Code (CPCE), caused by the registration or renewal of the domain name.

This form requires 4 steps

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Information concerning the applicant (right holder)

Your commitments as applicant

If Afnic agrees to your request, the data that will be sent to you will be personal data in the meaning of the legal framework applying to the protection of personal data. As such, they will be sent to you on a strictly confidential basis.

You undertake:

  • Not to use these data for reasons other than those specified in this form (and/or any annexes thereto). 
  • To safeguard the confidentiality of the personal data sent and not to disclose them to third parties except to duly authorised persons residing in countries offering an appropriate level of protection of personal data.

If Afnic agrees to your request, the personal data relating to the holder of the domain name concerned will be sent to you by email, which is itself protected by the confidentiality of correspondence. 

The information sent by Afnic corresponds to that entered by the Registrar at the time of the request for registration of the domain name in question. The applicant also undertakes not to seek to hold Afnic liable in respect of the personal data transmitted.

Information about the processing of your personal data & Modalities for the exercise of your rights as data subject

Information that must be provided is marked with an asterisk. In the absence of communication of the information marked with an asterisk, your request cannot be taken into account.

The information collected is subject to computer processing by Afnic, which is responsible for processing in order to enable it to analyze the request for disclosure of personal data sent to it in accordance with the naming charter for registered domain names. under the extensions operated by Afnic and the generation of statistics. This processing of personal data is based on your consent as the requestor of the personal data disclosure service via this website.

The recipient of the data is the legal department of Afnic.

Your identification data as well as the exchanges and documents relating to the management of your request are destroyed after six months from the last exchange.

You have personal rights, namely the rights of access, opposition, rectification and erasure of data, the right to limit processing, the right to withdraw your consent, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority as well as the right to define guidelines relating to the storage, erasure and communication of your personal data in the event of death; your personal rights can be exercised by contacting Afnic’s DPO at

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