What is anonymous website hosting?

Cindy F. Cape

Anonymous website hosting allows you to register under a pseudonym, remaining private online, when setting up the best web hosting for your needs.  

What does anonymous website hosting do? 

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One element of anonymous web hosting is registering a domain name with a privacy-conscious provider (Image credit: Unsplash)

Anonymous website hosting is the closest one can get from being truly private online. It provides multiple different ways of ensuring there’s no way of tracing the ownership of a website back to you. These include:

  • Registering under a pseudonym: users don’t need to use their real name to sign up to anonymous website hosting
  • No postal address requirement: when registering a domain name, you don’t need to use your actual address to do so
  • Paying anonymously: most anonymous website hosting companies allow you to pay using anonymous and protected crypto transactions, rather than regular payment methods
  • Being located somewhere with tight privacy laws: like when using a VPN, the country of origin for a website hosting firm can dictate what privacy laws are involved; those with more relaxed laws are best for the most privacy-conscious
  • Whois privacy protection: many anonymous website hosting firms, as well as regular ones, use Whois privacy protection to ensure that others can’t view their details online

How departments use anonymous website hosting 

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IT departments can benefit from increased security if a site is anonymously hosted (Image credit: Unsplash)

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