The GoDaddy server has decided to end the service to one of the largest Neo Nazi websites, The Daily Stormer. The site provided The Daily Stormer a domain name for four years, but after last week’s post GoDaddy decided to block it.
The white supremacist site mocked a woman who was killed at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last week. The 32-year-old woman was run over by a white supremacist. GoDaddy said that the neo-Nazi site had been given “24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service.”
According to Reuters, less than 24 hours later, The Daily Stormer registered with Goggle Domains, Alphabet Inc, but its application was revoked again a few hours later.
In light of the white-supremicist website’s celebration of the attack, email newsletter service providers Sendgrid and SaaS suite provider Zoho said they terminated their contact with The Daily Stormer’s account.
Tucows, a Canadian internet company decided to disclose the domain registration information of Andrew Anglin, founder of The Daily Stormer as Anglin did not follow the terms and service.
Social networks are struggling to find a balance between the free speech and incitement. Facebook for example, allows users to organize protests and rallies until it becomes a threat to the public or it contains a hate factor. Airbnb blocked accounts that were associated with the Charlottesville rally and a provider of a voice chat platform Discord closed accounts associated with far right organizations.
Source: The Daily Beast, Techcrunch, Reuters
Image: Mike Blake
By: Yael Soffer