Interesting thing is that I'm a webhoster and I'm not even living in the US. That doesn't stop me from being a webhoster and also that didn't ever stop me from using my credit card in the US before
So, basically, what I'm trying to say is that there should be no problems at all with using a foreign credit card. Maybe some hosts out there might require you to give some verification information just to make sure that you're not using a fraudulant credit card but that's about the extent of it. You should have no problem using your own credit card should you need hosting and a domain
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I'm not living in America, so it has to be a webhoster where a foreign can register the domain and the webspace.
Actually, it is generally safer and recommended that you get your domain from a well known registrar, separated from your host. I don't live in the US either, but I was able to use by Visa debit card with Namecheap for example.
Your requirements are very reasonable; many hosts out there meet or exceed them.
But make sure you find an honest, reliable host - it's a jungle out there! I have researched many, and found some good ones (IMHO).
The requirements of your's seems to be one which you should not have any problems with. You find plenty of hosts around with these features. But you will not be receiving the offers over here directly as it is against the rule. You can check their offers at their respective websites.
Also it is generally safe to have the domain registrar and the domain host as seperate companies so that you do not have any sort of problems in future.
Since you're from Germany, you shouldn't have any problems finding any hosting... Most companies don't put restrictions on potential German customers fearing fraud like some South American countries or South East Asian countries. Your requirements aren't out of this world, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding a decent host.
I have read positive reviews about site5.com, you may want to search for posts re: site5 here. In terms of domain name, you can register the domain name under your own name. Just because you're not in America, doesn't mean you don't have the right to register domain names. I'm in Canada and I register domain names. You'd only have problems with register certain domain extensions.
For example, non Canadian residents/citizens/business can not (There are ways around it, but in theory, you're supposed to be able to, if you're not canadian based) register .ca domain names.
Originally posted by Fulk @miamivice
You have many reliable EU (German, Netherlands, UK, etc.) based web-hosts. So, why don't you try some of those, especially if you run a German-language website and community forum?
Because my site is poker related and poker is "illegal gambling" in Germany and it's not allowed to link to pokersites (Links or Banners) so i have to choose an american webhost.