Leosghost - 9:33 pm on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
It does :) ..It is what a lot of people do ( I do this for friends too via my PO boxes here ) ..however it means that the names belong to the person whose name and address you use ..not you.( it also makes them liable under French law for what you do with the site(s)or the site does, hosts , content etc ..no pics of Carla et al on the beach ;-) ..there have been some famous very heavy fines imposed for breaches of privacy here by French sites..
If the proposed changes happen ( and are passed into French law ) ..they will only "expand" the registration of dot frs to EU citizens as regards private individuals..or companies registered within the EU.
Strictly speaking to conform under present and proposed law..the owner of the domain must publish on the domain in the contact area their name and address ..PO Box in France ..( but to get a French PO Box ..you need to be a registered French Business ) will do ..and if they are a business their registration number ..SIRET or SIREN etc...not doing so renders one liable to large fines ..that can be retro-actively applied...
Germany is even more fraught with peril and restrictions ,for non Germans ..Huskypup knows more on the detail of the German domain registration ( for non Germans ) situation than I do ..