was pointed towards this site for help. I'm here in ireland & I basically want to set up an anonymous website that has no trace back to me. Nothing untoward I promise I just cant have my name attached to it.
I know some places take cash as payment. Any ideas on trustworthy companies?
ok that looks close to what i was looking for but they still know who i am and can divulge that information.
I want to send cash to a hosting company and get a login to the webspace i purchased? I was advised that this was possible. just cant seem to find a hosting site that does it.
If you want near total anonymity, here are a few suggestions. If it matters I'm in the USA but I'm sure similar services are available in Ireland:
1) The biggest obstacle is the payment method. You don't want your domain registrar or web host to have your real name, address, phone number, e-mail address or IP. Very few web hosts will accept concealed cash as payment, that leaves you with a credit card or cheque which leaves a paper trail. My advice is to visit a local chemist (drugstore), grocery store or financial institution that sells Visa, MasterCard or American Express prepaid gift cards. Purchase the prepaid gift card with cash and make sure it has a sufficient balance to cover your domain + web hosting + GST costs. Prepaid gift cards allow you to login to their web site and specify a fake or real account holders name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Remember to use a realistic name, address and possibly a prepaid cell phone just in case your web host calls you. If you're really paranoid wear sunglasses, a baseball cap and avoid surveillance cameras.
2) Get a free e-mail address from somewhere like Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc and use that for all correspondence, bills, support requests, etc.
3) Don't register the domain or purchase web hosting from your home, school or work to avoid your IP from being revealed. If you have to, at least use a proxy. I'd suggest visiting a CyberCafe or local library to register the domain and purchase web hosting.
4) Register your domain with a domain registrar that offers WHOIS protection such as NameCheap.com. Remember to pay for it using your prepaid gift card so it can't be traced back to you.
6) Sign up for web hosting paying with your prepaid gift card. Remember every time you login to your web hosts support center or control panel your IP will be logged. This won't be an issue if your web site has static content.
If you follow these steps it should be nearly impossible to trace the domain or web hosting back to you.
Of course if you're really paranoid there are a few other measures to take, I'll leave those to someone else
Who knows maybe someone can add 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the list.