I’m not going to cover the benefits or downsides of registering your domain name anonymously – instead, I am assuming you have your reasons otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.
Registering a domain name anonymously can be a bit tricky.
I’ve tested half a dozen different registrars – from GoDaddy to Namescheap, DirectNic – and while most of them allow you to sign up using a VPN and prepaid credit card, all of them require a copy of your ID to confirm the domain registration.
Unless you plan on forging a fake ID as well, you are out of luck …
Njalla is a service that allows you to register your domain name anonymously using payment options such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, DASH, Bitcoin Cash and PayPal.
After sign up, you can add funds to your Njalla wallet which can then be used to pay for domain registrations.
I decided to buy a .com domain which was 15€ using Bitcoin Cash.
The price for the domain registration is slightly higher than elsewhere but you get your domain name without having to disclose any personal information.
The only downside is that you don’t actually own your domain name, Njalla does. You see, Njalla acts as middleman when and registers the domain name your purchase under their name.
Njalla sits in between the domain name registration service and you, acting as a privacy shield.
By default, you have full usage rights to the domain and can transfer ownership to yourself or some other party at any time.
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Snatch Expired Domains
Njalla is great if you plan on registering a brand new domain name. if you don’t require complete anonymity, I recommend you look into buying an expired domain.
This allows you to rank in the Google search results for relevant keywords much quicker.