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Best domain and hosting country for warez website?

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by number77, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. number77

    number77 Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I hope I have chosen the right forum and if not I hope you bear with me because I am new to BHW ;-)...

    I recently programmed a fine warez/video streaming website (links to warez/videos only no self hosted content) and I wonder what domain extension should I choose and in which country should I host to be best protected from the law?

    Now I know that offshore hosting is a must for this kind of sites - but offshore hosting... in which country exactly? And why? Netherland, Russia, Sweden?

    And the same goes for domains: Of course it can not be an US based domain, but is there a difference between - say - a to and a se or lt, or does it not matter?

    If someone who has experience with warez hosting could answer to this that would be amazing :).

    Thank you, number77
     
  2. alecto

    alecto Newbie

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    A couple of years back I ran a warez site (with content hosted at filelockers). Domain was .in and I hosted the site out of Romania (WebCare360, specifically).

    My only criteria for the domain was to find a TLD that wasn't US administered.

    I put more thought into which country to actually host the site. Sweden and Netherlands both used to be good, but Sweden has for a while openly worked with US authorities/studios chasing warez (e.g. TPB servers were seized, even though they didn't break Swedish law). Netherlands anti-piracy organisations has also lately gotten more traction.

    Most Romanian web hosts openly advertise that they do not care about DMCA notices, and for the 3 years I ran my site I never received a single DMCA notice, warning or anything else from my provider. (I did receive the occasional DMCA notices from file lockers, but that's another story).

    Hope the above is useful to you :)
     
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