Il y a quelques temps, j'ai acheté "1loup.net" pour compléter "1loup.be" et j'avais dit que je raconterais... c'est maintenant :

Lors de "l'affaire Garfieldd", alors qu'il bloguait sous pseudonyme, on lui a reproché d'être reconnaissable. Or, si je ne m'abuse, lorsque l'on possède un nom de domaine, n'importe qui peut faire un whois pour obtenir nos coordonnées. Le raccourci est peut-être facile mais doit-on penser qu'il est interdit aux fonctionnaires de posséder un domaine ?

Bref, moi-même fonctionnaire, je blogue sous pseudonyme, je suis en conformité avec la LCEN (mon hébergeur possède mon identité et le nom de mon hébergeur est disponible dans les "mentions légales") mais le whois me posait un problème.

En effet, je ne vois pas de quel droit n'importe quel quidam (voire dérangé, déglingué, homophobe, j'en passe et des meilleurs) pourrait obtenir mes coordonnées en faisant un simple whois sur mon domaine.

Et c'est là que GoDaddy intervient en partenariat avec Domains By Proxy. Il y a une option (payante) qui s'appelle le "private registration". Pour comprendre, c'est assez simple, voici ce que vous obtenez en faisant un whois sur 1loup.net :

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
for detailed information.

Domain Name: 1LOUP.NET
Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS12.1AND1.FR
Name Server: NS11.1AND1.FR
Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
EPP Status: clientDeleteProhibited
EPP Status: clientRenewProhibited
EPP Status: clientTransferProhibited
EPP Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 06-Mar-2006
Creation Date: 06-Mar-2006
Expiration Date: 06-Mar-2009

>>> Last update of whois database: Fri, 07 Apr 2006 06:06:32 EDT <<<

NOTICE: The expiration date displayed in this record is the date the registrar's sponsorship of the domain name registration in the registry is currently set to expire. This date does not necessarily reflect the expiration date of the domain name registrant's agreement with the sponsoring registrar. Users may consult the sponsoring registrar's Whois database to view the registrar's reported date of expiration for this registration.

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Registrant:
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain Name: 1LOUP.NET
Created on: 06-Mar-06
Expires on: 06-Mar-09
Last Updated on: 06-Mar-06

Administrative Contact:
Private, Registration 1LOUP.NET @ domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599

Technical Contact:
Private, Registration 1LOUP.NET @ domainsbyproxy.com
Domains by Proxy, Inc.
DomainsByProxy.com
15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
United States
(480) 624-2599

Domain servers in listed order:
NS11.1AND1.FR
NS12.1AND1.FR

Voilà !

L'option n'est en ce moment pas très chère : 1.95 $ US (au lieu de 8.95) par an.
Je suis bien le propriétaire du domaine.

Tout mail adressé à 1LOUP.NET @ domainsbyproxy.com m'est transmis directement. Là, par contre, attention, par défaut il y a un antispam qui est "trop" efficace, le fai Free est dans une liste "noire" et tout mail en provenance d'un abonné Free est considéré comme spam et détruit. J'ai donc désactivé l'antispam de DomainsByProxy.

Bref, j'ai acheté mon "1loup.net" pour 3 ans avec l'option "private registration" et cela m'est revenu à 28.74 euros (frais de ma banque pour opération à l'étranger compris).

Des questions ?