Google, GoDaddy dump US neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer
After disparaging Heather Heyer, who was killed while protesting at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia US neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer was forced to switch its domain name providers twice.
Here's more about it.
Google, GoDaddy will no longer host Daily Stormer
No space for hatemongers
Domain name providers let websites pick easy-to-remember domain names (xyz.com), instead of a string of numbers, which is their actual Internet protocol address.
First, the Arizona-based GoDaddy tweeted, "The domain is no longer at GoDaddy and we don't host the site." An hour later, Google issued a statement saying "We are canceling Daily Stormer's registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service."
Anonymous refutes hacking claims
Post GoDaddy's initial announcement, Daily Stormer had claimed in a blog post that the site was hacked by the well-known Internet hacking group, Anonymous.
The main Twitter feed of Anonymous refuted these claims by saying it had no confirmation that the group is involved.
Currently clicking on the Daily Stormer website will give you the message: DNS address could not be found.
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It should have been done earlier
Bharath Ganesh at the Oxford Internet Institute said to BBC, "I'm pleased GoDaddy did what they did but I'm a little disappointed they did it after public pressure, I would have liked them to have been more proactive."