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Is offshore required if I don't necessarily host the movie?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Derviie, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Derviie

    Derviie Regular Member

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    I'm about to start my international tv series website and I was wondering, should I just use my current HostGator package for it, or do I have to buy offshore hosting? The website is just going to direct the user to the links which are uploaded via Megaupload and whatnot.

    If I have to go with offshore, what do you guys recommend?
     
  2. trancecommunity

    trancecommunity Regular Member

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    Youll need offshore. I recommend 2x4.ru

    However they are really expensive for higher packages so down the line you might need to move elsewhere or be prepared for a stepup from 30 - 80 euro a month

    They dont have a good 50 euro deal which is a shame
     
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    desilovar Newbie

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    Not hosting the content will make you more "under the radar" but regardless go for offshore.
     
  4. therealmadhatter

    therealmadhatter Regular Member

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    No Need to buy offshore accounts, you are just linking it and not uploading to hostgator servers, so not a problem.
     
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    billbobi Regular Member

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    If your just providing a link it should be ok
     
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  6. 4Progress

    4Progress Newbie

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    Historically, you would be fine. However, the USA has recently been seizing domain names and shutting down sites that linked to copyrighted content and didn't host it - I wouldn't even consider doing this unless I had an offshore account. Even then, tread with caution.