Google abandons domain hosting for infamous neo-Nazi Daily Stormer – TechCrunch
After GoDaddy told the Daily Stormer to get lost, the neo-Nazi news site chose Google as the new home for its controversial area. Now Google has also kicked off the site.
“We are canceling Daily Stormer’s registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service,” a Google spokesperson told TechCrunch. At the time of writing, Google was still on the domain registrar’s list in a whois search for the Daily Stormer, which is best known for espousing a violent anti-Semitic and white supremacist worldview.
The self-proclaimed “World’s Most Genocidal Republican Website” made headlines this weekend, first for GoDaddy’s decision and then again when the site appeared to have been hacked by Anonymous. Today, the Anonymous affiliate Twitter account @YourAnonNews claimed that the hack was in fact rigged with the aim of driving traffic to the content of the site, which remained online.
GoDaddy took down the infamous hate site’s domain on Sunday after posting a story brutalizing Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. “Given that this latter article immediately follows an act of violence, we believe that this type of article could incite further violence, which violates our terms of service,” the company said in a statement accompanying the decision. .