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Protect Identity from Hosts

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by gaygingerjew, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. gaygingerjew

    gaygingerjew Newbie

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    I'm buying a lot of IP addresses and servers online.

    First, some hosts put your real full name + company or personal address as a RIPE object in the PUBLIC whois of the IP address.
    Secondly, even if we disregard IP whois, the hosts still have sensitive data of you (CreditCards, Passports, and so on.) and most probably will release this data easier than you might think.

    What are your best methods to protect yourself?
    I'm thinking about registering everything on some offshore company with nominee+director.
    The only link remaining would be my credit card, and most hosts require a passport.
    I could hire someone to be my "technical administrator" who will provide his passport and use his credit card?

    Please note that I don't want to limit myself on hosts that don't require passports and offer alternative payment methods.
     
  2. Parkway

    Parkway Newbie

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    Are you talking about hosting companies? I don't know any that require passports.... Also, no legit company is giving away CC or passport information.
     
  3. john78544

    john78544 Newbie

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    find a hosting company that can accept skrill, payza, wire transfer, bitcoin, etc..
     
  4. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    Most hosting companies will accept wire transfers or alternative forms of payment. They will try and be flexible because after all they are getting money from you. I have never heard of one asking for a passport though don't do that! They don't even ask for ID! All the hosts I've been with simply use the form data I enter along with CC/PayPal.