19. HavenCo, Sealand
At the time of its creation in 2000, HavenCo was hailed as a revolutionary offshore electronic data haven. Housed on an anti-aircraft platform off the coast of Suffolk, England in a self-declared state named Sealand, the company offered proxies, VPNS, servers and encryption keys to organizations seeking to evade authorities as long as their content remained child pornography, spam and hacking free. Due to its remote location in choppy waters in a former World War II defensive facility, it was almost impossible to gain access to without permission. Its founders ran into irreconcilable differences in 2008 and it is now defunct.