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    2828 * `relay [+] exit [-]` [http://www.slicehost.com/ Slicehost/Rackspace] (a hosting provider, not an ISP) allows running Tor on their servers, but if anybody downloads copyrighted material illegally through Tor, that's a ToS violation. I had an issue with a DMCA (copyright violation) notice triggered by Tor activity exiting through my server, and I had to agree to block the port on which the material was downloaded for them to let me continue running the exit relay. Setting an ExitPolicy that only allows certain ports is probably smart if you don't want to get into trouble. Otherwise, the service is great; each server gets guaranteed 10 Mbps, and the network has never been down in the 6 months I've been a customer. Plans start at US $20/month, reasonably cheap as these things go. Update: 3 March 2010: Approach with caution. I'd love to move my exit node to Slicehost, but after trading several e-mails with a Greg in technical support, I could not get a straight answer about whether Tor complies with the company's AUP. Greg's response when pushed: "Again, we do not recommend this service to be run on our platform. If you have any other questions, please let us know." -- EricB
    2929 * `relay [+] exit [-]` [http://www.sh3lls.net/dedicated.htm Sh3lls] says their dedicated servers can be used for anything legal, as long as the customer handles abuse they're fine. As of December 4, 2013, Sh3lls notified me that my exit node will be terminated due to "excessive complaints", despite the fact that I've handled every notice brought to my attention and I'm running a restricted exit policy. Sh3lls.net is no longer an exit node friendly ISP.
    30  * [http://tailoredvps.com/ Tailored VPS] has a [http://blog.tailoredvps.com/?p=34 blog post] about hosting Tor relays so I assumed they allow hosting one. Been their member since late January 2012. Good experience so far. -> I can confirm they are quite tor-tolerant (even exit nodes). They ask you to deal with the abuse letters they forward you, and may ask to add an exit policy to the "victim"'s IP as a precaution. Not the cheapest, but they play nice with Tor relays.  Tailored VPS was bought out in January 2014 by [http://frontrangehosting.com/ Front Range Hosting], whose acceptable use policy specifically disallows Tor exits.
    31  * [https://vps6.net/ VPS6.NET] Tor initially allowed. Been hosting for an exit a couple of days there (also very nice support team!). - December 2012: They are now more strict about Tor. Middle nodes should be fine. However, if planning to host an exit, you might want to check if your desired exit policy is fine with them.
    32  * [http://www.vpswebserver.com VPSWebServer.com] Windows VPS provider who allows to install Tor on their VPS Servers. I'm their customer for few months and ask them to install Tor and get positive answer. They allow to install all applications which are legal and don't abuse others. Also when you make order you will get dedicated IP address. Also their support is full managed who always help to solve your problem's and issue's.
     30 * `relay [+] exit [+]` [http://tailoredvps.com/ Tailored VPS] has a [http://blog.tailoredvps.com/?p=34 blog post] about hosting Tor relays so I assumed they allow hosting one. Been their member since late January 2012. Good experience so far. -> I can confirm they are quite tor-tolerant (even exit nodes). They ask you to deal with the abuse letters they forward you, and may ask to add an exit policy to the "victim"'s IP as a precaution. Not the cheapest, but they play nice with Tor relays.  Tailored VPS was bought out in January 2014 by [http://frontrangehosting.com/ Front Range Hosting], whose acceptable use policy specifically disallows Tor exits.
     31 * `relay [+] exit [-]` [https://vps6.net/ VPS6.NET] Tor initially allowed. Been hosting for an exit a couple of days there (also very nice support team!). - December 2012: They are now more strict about Tor. Middle nodes should be fine. However, if planning to host an exit, you might want to check if your desired exit policy is fine with them.
     32 * `relay [+] exit [?]` [http://www.vpswebserver.com VPSWebServer.com] Windows VPS provider who allows to install Tor on their VPS Servers. I'm their customer for few months and ask them to install Tor and get positive answer. They allow to install all applications which are legal and don't abuse others. Also when you make order you will get dedicated IP address. Also their support is full managed who always help to solve your problem's and issue's.
    3333 * `relay [+] exit [+]` [http://inerail.net/ Inerail] ISP/Hosting provider that allows Tor exit relays. Found the staff to be reasonably security conscious. All they asked was that I keep up with any abuse complaints. Service was a little pricey, but very reliable, I was able to do 100+ Mbps of traffic. Tor not permitted on virtual servers - colo/dedicated only.
    3434 * `relay [+] exit [+]` [http://www.condointernet.net/ CondoInternet ISP] Only located in and around Seattle, WA, CondoInternet supports 100 Mbps ($60 /mo) and 1 Gpbs ($80 /mo) relays. They also support exit routers so long as they don't receive many complaints, being a small company. Last I heard from their NOC, I was the only one on their network running an exit router. If you decide to run an exit router, I highly encourage the use of the "reduced exit policy". Allowing port 80 web traffic resulted in too many (malicious) complaints and they asked for me to take the router offline. I complied by turning it into a non-exit relay, but turned it back to an exit router using the reduced exit policy a couple of months later, and I haven't received any complaints yet. Just be nice and communicate openly with them, they fully support the idea of Tor, but being a small company they can't handle a lot of abuse complaints. I push as much as 30 TiB a month with a single exit router since they have no data caps. They also provide static /29 IPv4 networks, /64 IPv6 networks, and reverse DNS for a flat $25 setup fee.