Some years ago I set up an April Fools hack that poked fun at a well-known web site. It was all aboveboard and well within what's considered legal (I checked with my lawyer). However, the well-known site sent an automated protest to my hosting service (ServerBeach) and domain registrar (GoDaddy). Both of them, purely on the basis of this email, without performing any investigation, decided that they should shut down my site, presumably because they figured the cost of standing up to the big guys was higher than the cost of standing up to me.
I want to do something similar this year and I want to find a hosting service that isn't so timid. I don't mind dealing with a business that aggressively pursues illegal behavior, but I do mind dealing with a service that merely assumes that emails from companies like Google or Apple are equivalent to legal proof which requires them to take immediate action.
I'm guessing that means a non-US hosting company and registrar.
So... any advice on some reputable overseas hosting companies and domain registrars who are stronger advocates for their customers (and hopefully as a side effect, somewhat better at preserving privacy for a time)?