CyberGhost NoSpyProxy Campaign

Last week the team at CyberGhost launched a campaign on the popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo.  The campaign is to raise funds for CyberGhost to build their first in-house VPN node.  They are calling it the NoSpyProxy campaign and will be using the funds to build a VPN node housed outside of a normal datacenter for better privacy.  The Indiegogo campaign is well on it’s way to meeting their goal of $70,000.  You can learn more about it here.  Contributors receive perks including VPN access based on the donation level.

The best way to learn about CyberGhost’s NoSpyVPN project is to watch the video on their Indiegogo page.  Robert Knapp, the company’s co-founder and CEO, explains their goals in the video.  Once I read over the campaign info and watched the video the project came more into light.  The term datacenter makes me think of a very large building or campus housing row after row of servers and networking equipment.  The cost of which can be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  This isn’t meant as a datacenter in that sense of the word.

CyberGhost’s goal is to build their first VPN node outside of a typical datacenter.  The common practice for VPN providers is to place servers in large datacenters around the world.  That takes some of the control away from the VPN company.  CyberGhost would like to build their own VPN node and host it themselves.  Cutting out the middle man and offering another layer of privacy.  Also the datacenters that CyberGhost and most the VPN industry rely on are primarily used to host web servers.  Those needs can differ from VPN customers.

We’d like to wish the CyberGhost team the best in reaching 100% of their goal to build the new in-house VPN node.  Take a minute to visit their NoSpyProxy page and consider donating to the project.  In doing so you can benefit from the finished product and enjoy a year of CyberGhost VPN from just $77 for new users and $47 for existing users.  The CyberGhost Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will close on November 3rd.