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Hetzner Question

why hetzner want my id to register? dont all providers want it...and if i prepaid 20$ i will skip that with id? some people already do it (sorry for my english)

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  • you can do a lot of damage with a server. they want to know who you are in case you decide to do something nasty.

  • Adam1Adam1 Member

    Actually it's so they can send you a free bottle of wine at christmas.

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  • some providers ask in India also id as aadhaarcard.
    to protect the server from an abuser.

  • ErisaErisa Member

    Because Hetzners deals are so cheap (Compared to big names, maybe not compared to the deals that frequent lowend*) they have to protect them with processes like this to avoid malicious users getting hold of cheap servers and using them for, uh, malicious things I guess.

    To answer the question yes if you prepay 20 with PayPal then you won't be required to give ID any longer, I assume this is because the PayPal money trail is hard to avoid.
    Also worth noting not all new users are asked to present ID (I wasn't, a close friend was), its just ones detected by their seemingly rather trigger happy abuse detection system. Usually things like connecting from a vpn will flag these, among numerous other obscure details that nobody will ever truly know for sure.

  • Actually no, even if you prepaid $20, it's not a guarantee that you don't need to provide ID.

    I prepaid $20, and still asked for id.

    Thanked by 1TheKiller
  • ditotoditoto Member

    @sonymegas said:
    why hetzner want my id to register? dont all providers want it...and if i prepaid 20$ i will skip that with id? some people already do it (sorry for my english)

    So they can apply appropriate tax based on your country.
    Like me, I don't have to pay tax, so my price is reduced 18% from the pricetag, yippee.

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