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Anonymous Domain Registration/Hosting

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by anonym0use, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. anonym0use

    anonym0use Newbie

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    I'd like to register a domain anonymously, then host it anonymously.

    Can registration be done simply through a dummy, unverified Paypal that I send money to, for example, have the dummy Paypal sell something on eBay for $50, I buy it on a legit Paypal, then use the dummy to buy 5 domains x 9.99$? That's all I can think of. I need to register these domains within 1-2 days.

    I read on a different BHW thread that VCCs still work? Do they work with namecheap, cuz namecheap is better than Godaddy from what I understand/also IME, and WHICH VCCs?

    Do you know about anonymous web hosting, and some good options for it? My site will get attacked as many do, and have a relatively large userbase. Also since they're monthly payments, I imagine it might be a different procedure.

    Thanks so much in advance for your help!
     
  2. RMX

    RMX Power Member

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    Hi,

    Have a look at my signature. You can use unverified PayPal if you prefer, and enter fake data in the order form as well - we offer fully anonymous hosting and there's a free WHOIS protection for your domains too.
     
  3. Michaelf

    Michaelf Registered Member

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    If you need anonymous hosting for highrisk content don't go with any of the fly by night firms here. Hosting that accepts payments by paypal and is located in western-europe is NOT anonymous. Your info will be given out if requested by law enforcement.

    Go with a russian provider like 2x4.ru or grandhost.cc . I'm not saying they are perfect but at least they provide more anonymity then most here ever will.

    Also, use an offshore VPN service if you want to remain anonymous.
     
  4. RMX

    RMX Power Member

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    Oh, come on. That's not anonymous - that's paranoid :D

    Anonymous hosting can be provided by any company if they want to do that. I, for example, don't keep any personal information if requested by customer, nor do I take DMCA complaints seriously (just like TPB) and considering some of our servers being in Germany, that's offshore enough, because of a recent German law.
     
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  5. anonym0use

    anonym0use Newbie

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    Cheers, dude. I guess the issue isn't so much whether my info would be given out, it's whether they would have any info to begin with.

    To be honest, after going at this for a while my impression is that reputable hosts like theplanet, bluehost, one of those, are probably best, then just finding ways to pay anonymously, so even if they revealed info, its a dead end.

    http://www.web-hosting-top.com/review/2x4.ru

    I had tried a Chinese host before... I won't say which, but just a total nightmare. I imagine Russia is similar. At the end of the whole debacle, before we switched hosts, our net gain was 1-lost revenue due to downtime, 2-endless headaches, 3-costs probably double what we should have payed, 4-experience to know to STAY THE F AWAY.

    Like I said, paying anonymously is probably find. I imagine that hosts can't give out data, just user contact info. Can any lawyer/legal people confirm this?

    Also, if a host's company is located in one country, but the server is located in another, what jurisdiction is the site under?
     
  6. anonym0use

    anonym0use Newbie

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    You might be best suited to answer my Q in the last post, about jurisdiction. I don't know where you or your company are located, but maybe a brief explanation of how the law works in your experience with regards to server location vs company location, especially with C&D orders, handing over customer contact info, and if a host is ever required to give not only contact info, but data stored on the server?

    EDIT: And I agree, what the other fellow mentioned is borderline paranoid... I've personally found that once the "click" happens and you start appreciating privacy, you have to occasionally monitor yourself to make sure you're not drifting over to paranoid waters :) I do personally need to take steps to protect myself, but some of my interest in privacy and anonymity is also partly due to that damn boogieman named "Just In Case," as so accurately described in Neil Strauss' 2009 book "Emergency."
     
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  7. CaptinAmerica

    CaptinAmerica Regular Member

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    So I have been looking for anonymous hosting or at least a hosting server that changes up my IP address so that all my niche sites don't look like they are on the same server. So after reading this and a lot of other posts, I'm still not sure. What is the best way to go about achieving what I'm looking to do and stay under the google radar. Right now I'm using Godaddy and would like to switch soon.
    Thanks
     
  8. suma

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    As a blogger i know how to do domain registrations and which platform and extension is better for more and attractive packages are there and why we choose that plan if anybody have any idea please reply