[tor-relays] Questions to ask exit node providers

niftybunny abuse at to-surf-and-protect.net
Thu Nov 22 20:38:36 UTC 2018

Okay, I stand corrected.

Tried it 3 years ago with Hetzner (my first Tor relay) and they denied.
Anyway, good luck!


> On 22. Nov 2018, at 21:34, Moritz Bartl <moritz at torservers.net> wrote:
> That's not true. I found plenty of providers that do WHOIS
> reassignments, for typical rented servers in the 50-100 Euro price
> range. OVH does it for any customer, Hetzner does it for any customer,
> regardless of price. (They are both not suitable for exits though)
> It is purely a matter of labor, going through the typical hoster lists
> and offers, collecting lots of sales@ addresses, and sending them a mass
> email that you are interested in their server offers but need WHOIS
> reassignment. I would not mention Tor in the first email. This is how we
> started, with mails to ~50 hosting providers.
> Moritz
> On 18.11.18 12:44, niftybunny wrote:
>> Sorry, but not sorry for being the (negative) realistic guy here:
>> This will not happen in RL life. If you are working at a Fortune 500 company and you are ordering hosting for millions a year, sure, but not in the “normal” mass hosting market.
>> Markus
>>> On 17. Nov 2018, at 23:59, Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:
>>> In addition to the 'price' question that nifty suggested, you might
>>> also ask about whether they can SWIP the address so you are listed in
>>> the whois entry. That way many of the abuse complaints will go directly
>>> to you and not to the ISP.
>>> See also
>>> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorExitGuidelines
>>> and
>>> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TorRelayGuide#ExitRelayConfiguration
>>> --Roger-- 
> Moritz Bartl
> https://www.torservers.net/
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