Some people prefer to register a domain anonymous because of different reasons. If you register a domain anonymous nobody can see, who is the owner of the domain. This is called privacy protection and a lot of hosting providers offer this service. A privacy protected domain is also meaningful to protect against spam. Privacy protection is not available for every domain ending. It's not possible for country-specific domains. If you want to register a country-specific domain a domicile in the sepcific country is needed. The only way to register a country-specific domain is to use a trust service. The provider will be entered as owner of a domain. But you have a contract with the provider, that you are the owner of the domain.
Offshore domains anonymous
If you register a non-country-specific domain (e.g. .com) privacy protection is available for almost all endings. A specific domicile is not needed and a trust service is not needed,too. The hoster will be entered in the Whois database of the domain an nobody is able to see the owner. Some hoster offer privacy protection for a few dollar or for free.
But remeber if you register a domain anonymous always the laws of the country where you have your domicile are valid. For a example you havea country-specific domain there is often the duty of an imprint. If you don't want to risk a written warning you can register a company in the specific country. In the internet you can find a f ew websites where you can register a offshore company. Popular offshore countries are the Netherlands or Panama. Even an anonymous company foundation is possible.
And if you want to stay completely anonymous , also against the hoster, this is possible. A lot of offshore hoster offer complete anonymity. This is possible if you pay with Bitcoin or an other crypto currency. Basically it's no problem to host complete anonymous.
If you decide to create a website, one of the first decisions is the domain name and the domain ending. The name of the domain should describe your company or the activity. This is an important point for SEO (search engine optimizing). The name should include the most important keyword, which you should be found. And don't forget the edning, the ending is important,too. You can choose a country-specific ending (.nl, .ch, .de) or a not-country-specific ending like .com. The language of your website and the specific ending should be the same.
Register domain anonymously
In order to be able to register a domain anonymously, your data in the so-called WHOIS of the domain must be exchanged for data from another person or company. In general, the contact details of the domain holder and the technical contact person are given for each registered domain and can be viewed online. If you prefer not to publish your data, you can use our domain trustee service, which lists our company data in WHOIS. The trust agreement then regulates that you continue to own all rights and obligations to the domain. The escrow service can be used with a large number of domain extensions. Do you have any questions about our trust offer? Contact us, we're happy to help.
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“Why should I register my domain anonymously? I have nothing to hide”, you might ask yourself. That's good and it should be like that! Anyone who wants to be successful online will not get far in the long run with illegal or questionable activities. It is better to build up an honest and sustainable existence than to look for quick money. But there is a decisive advantage with an anonymous domain: the danger is lower that you will be warned by dubious law firms because of alleged violations on your own website - because that can be quite expensive.
If you are subject to the imprint obligation, even an anonymous domain does not release you from an imprint on your own site. You can compile one yourself with just a few clicks at http://www.e-recht24.de/impressum-generator.html. To express your opinion on the subject of warnings, you can also embed the video by Hermann Birthlos from the Hartz5 blog. By the way, on his website you will also find a lot of information about the wave of warnings in Germany and other tips on the subject of internet marketing, often packaged in friendly videos.
The provider namecheap.com, for example, allows you to anonymously register domains with the following endings: .com, .net, .org, .us, .biz, .info, .eu and .me. German .de domains have stricter registration requirements. With a .com domain you are usually well advised and pay less for the annual fee.