I have a project that I'm currently working on in which I need some of you guy's input. Part of the project involves a forum. Basically this forum will consist of a nulled/patched version of vbulletin, preferably patched or in combination with a keygen. Now the hosting companies themselves can see if the software is nulled, hence the preference in a patched/keygenned version where the hosting companies themselves can not tell the difference. It would require the software company and hosting company to verify whether or not that version belongs to the domain. As a back-up, I'm considering an off-shore hosting company, just in case vbulletin decides to take a look under the hood. On another note, I'm under the impression that this is only a concern if you get reported by someone. In which the off-shore hosting should still cover that angle. Questions: Is the off-shore hosting even necessary? Or am I looking into it too much? I need a couple of off-shore hosts that would be good for this part of the project. Something ideal for a forum. Something that would handle plenty of bandwidth. Please suggest only providers that you have worked with before. A list of random providers won't help. Feel free to ask questions in order to help gauge your answers accordingly.