Were you asked for any details that would identify you as a non-dom?
Do they have to charge you UK VAT instead of German?
As a matter of interest, how do you pay cost-effectively? It looks as
though you cannot pay by Euro prepayment card but only by bank
transfer or PayPal. What are the costs involved?
I queried the tax domicile point with them last week and they replied thus:
"At News.Individual.NET, we don't collect information about a user's
residential address, tax domicile, social security number and so on.
We need an e-mail address to get in touch and e.g. send a password to,
and we like to have a name so we know how to address or refer to people.
And we'd like to keep it that way.
The new European VAT regulations mean a lot more bureaucracy for
providers of digital services. We hope for a workable solution in the
medium term, and until then, try to keep providing our service as it
stands, as far as possible. If we should be forced to make more tangible
changes in the future, we would notify all affected users individually
Regards, Individual.NET Administration"
I use Eternal September *and* News.Individual.NET (which is the
University of Berlin's paid, 10 Euros/year server). I collect the
news using leafnode which acts as a local news server. Leafnode runs
at intervals in the background to collect the news. Hence, while I
have had a few errors mailed to me by leafnode due to the problems at
Eternal September, my newsreader never notices any issues at all
because it just connects to the local (same machine) leafnode server.
So, as a recommendation, try News.Individual.NET, I've had no errors
using that for months, if not years.
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