GoDaddy remove 'genocidal' website over Charlottesville article

GoDaddy remove 'genocidal' website over Charlottesville article

The Daily Stormer had described Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer as a "fat, childless slut".

Shortly after moving to Google Domains, Google spokesperson said it is canceling the Daily Stormer's registration with them, pointing out that it also violated its terms of service.

GoDaddy spokesman Dan Race confirmed the company's decision to boot the Daily Stormer in an email to The Washington Post.

"What has happened is that we've been given a massive amount of publicity by the media", the hate site's founder, Andrew Anglin, wrote in a post explaining the shift.

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Heyer was protesting the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday when a 20-year old Neo-Nazi drove his vehicle into the crowd in an act of domestic terrorism. Both GoDaddy and Google committed to stop supporting the firm, arguing that it had violated their terms of service.

The claim that Anonymous took over the site has been refuted by YouAnonNews, one of the most influential Anonymous-affiliated Twitter accounts.

A notice on Daily Stormer's homepage says Anonymous has taken over the site, but a Twitter account that posts news about the hacking collective is skeptical of the group's involvement. As reported by TechCrunch, the Daily Stormer blog has dubbed itself "The World's Most Genocidal Republican Website".

Early Monday, the top of the Daily Stormer site featured a purported claim from Anonymous that it had seized control of the site, but other articles and links were still active.

Hackers group Anonymous on Monday took down neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, after it published an article belittling Heather Heyer, the woman who died in the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the United States.

With The Daily Stormer's life hanging by a thread, there is much speculation that the publication will not last much longer. "Wonder if they are having trouble finding a new host".

Website has been facing flak over an alleged hate post about a woman who was killed in a rally in US.