Anonymous Site Registration

Justin justin-cypherpunks at
Thu May 26 12:06:15 PDT 2005

On 2005-05-26T13:17:38-0400, Tyler Durden wrote:
> OK, what's the best way to put up a website anonymously?

Tor?  It's not immune from traffic analysis, but it's nearly the best
you can do to hide the server's location/isp from clients.

> Let's assume that it has nothing to do with national security...the Feds 
> aren't interested.
> BUT, let's assume that the existence and/or content of the website would 
> probably direct a decent amount of law-suits.

Hosting in a country that would laugh at lawsuits, like Sealand?

> Presumably there's no way to hide the ISP from the world, but one should 
> hopefully be able to hide oneself and make legal action basically useless.
> Egold + fake address for registering agency seems a little problematic.

You can try, but good physical anonymity for commerce is difficult
unless you construct a fake identity good enough that you can use it to
open bank accounts... without leaving any compromising fingerprints that
your bank can turn over to the authorities.

> And there's the question of updating the site...


Unable to correct the source of the indignity to the Negro, [the Phoenix,
AZ public accommodations law prohibiting racial discrimination] redresses
the situation by placing a separate indignity on the proprietor. ... The
unwanted customer and the disliked proprietor are left glowering at one
another across the lunch counter.  -William "Strom" Rehnquist, 1964-06-15

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