From October 30th 2006, the AFNIC makes available a new web interface: this interface allows to contact a .fr domain name’s administrative contact who chose restricted publication for its personal information on the Whois directory (and only in this case).
This tool can already be accessed on the AFNIC website at the following URL:
Thanks to this new form, a third party can reach the administrative contact of a .fr domain name who chose restricted publication on the Whois. The restricted publication is an option made available by AFNIC to individuals in order to protect their private data.
The interface allows to maintain this anonymity for the domain name holder and administrative contact who then can choose to break it by answering to the message sent through the interface to the administrative contact.
Please note that the AFNIC cannot guarantee an answer from the administrative contact nor that the administrative contact has received and has acknowledged the transfered message.
For further information:
About nature and role of an “administrative contact”, please refer to .fr Charter (article 5).
Interface to communicate with a .fr domain name’s administrative contact who chose restricted publication
Interface purpose and Terms & Conditions
About the AFNIC
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, the AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
The AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives
from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service