Originally Posted by Obelix
All hosting companies I have purchased services from so far never asked me to verify my account in any way, but I have noticed that some companies ask for an ID-based account verification, meaning you have to send them a scanned copy of a photo ID such as a passport or driver's license. I find this to be kind of an inconvenience, and I try to avoid such hosting providers. What do you think? Would you implement account verification if you started a hosting company?
I agree that this is an inconvenience, and pretty unnecessary IMO for simple shared hosting accounts. Perhaps for higher-end dedicated servers, it might be useful, but still I think there are better ways.
Plus, there are services out there to help you to verify that an account is not spam.