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Anonymous Hosting and Online Anonymity

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You are not the only one trying to keep your web host's IP address and domain name hidden from the public. No wonder, based on all the easy ways to find out who is hosting a website, including WHOIS (domain registration records), the payment methods being used, IP addresses, plugins, and, most crucially, email addresses. 

So how can you keep your data private and remain hidden from public eyes? 

It's hard to remain unknown in the online space, and it's hard to shield your identity. However, to remain unknown is still possible thanks to specific services and anonymous hosting solutions. Anonymous hosting will let you share your content in a way that it won't be possible to link it back to you. 

Host your data anonymously

We all have the right to protect our online data privacy, no matter your reasons. Investigative journalists, bloggers, as part of company methods to avoid espionage, or some people just like to keep their identities hidden. And it only makes sense if somebody wants to keep his personal information private, given how much of it is shared online and how easy your privacy can be breached. 

If you choose a reputable anonymous web hosting service, you can be sure that your name and other personal details won't get exposed at any cost. The truth is that a truly anonymous hosting service doesn't require any personally identifiable information (PII), and all you need to sign-up is just your email. 

Without requesting an email address, phone number, or other personal information, anonymous hosting lets you register using a pseudonym. 

You can choose from various highly encrypted anonymous mailing services like Protonmail or Onionmail.

When signing up for anonymous hosting, your true identity is well protected, but how is it when it comes to hosting fees covering?

We all know how standard payment methods (credit card, bank transfer, or PayPal) might be transparent, and your true identity might be easily disclosed based on your payments. If you sign up for anonymous services, you don't want to have your bank transfers associated with this service. That's why anonymous hosting utilises untraceable cryptocurrency payment gateways. 

Anonymous web hosting guarantees total anonymity by not requesting personal information, and thanks to untraceable crypto payments. 

Prepaid payment options are usually the standard way to cover your hosting fees. These prepaid payment options do not require registration with exact names and addresses or any indication of affiliation. Prepaid options let you top up your credit by any available cryptocurrency method.

Bitcoin is probably the most offered and popular payment option, but is Bitcoin truly untraceable? 

The truth about bitcoin might be surprising, but Bitcoin is not as anonymous as you might think. All Bitcoins transactions are permanently stored in the blockchain and publicly available. Although they don't point to exact names, even crypto transactions might expose your true identity if you are not cautious enough. 

All crypto transactions are pseudonymous, and once you link your crypto wallet to any KYC requesting crypto-exchange, your true identity is exposed. Even all your past transactions might be disclosed and connected to you. Therefore, if you need to stay anonymous, never link your bitcoin wallet to such services. 

Also, never buy Bitcoin with a credit card or other standard payment method. Instead, use some collateral or escrow services allowing you to purchase crypto for cash. 

Online and invisible

We've explained the sign-up process and payment system, so let's discuss how you access the internet anonymously.

Truly anonymous hosting has the answer even for this by allowing you to access the control panel via the untraceable onion domain. 

Websites using ".onion" addresses are accessible only through The Onion Router (Tor). Unlike regular domains, there is no lookup for the IP addresses matching domain names since the Tor network doesn't have a DNS. Tor browser encrypts and reroutes all your online traffic through the series of random nodes of the tor network. These nods are decentralised and run by volunteers making it impossible to track. The Tor browser can be downloaded for free. 

Thanks to the Tor browser, you can access your control panel without the possibility of being monitored. 

In Conclusion:

With all the above said, online anonymity is still possible, and following specific steps is quite achievable. You need to be careful how you access the internet. Using an anonymous Tor browser for any online activity is highly advised. When it comes to payments, feel free to use Bitcoin, but be careful with sharing your wallet ID. 

Only an anonymous hosting service will guarantee total anonymity if you need to share your data anonymously or need anonymous web hosting. All thanks to the easy sign-up process that won't require any personal details and untraceable crypto payment. 

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