Site founder Andrew Anglin seemed to imply in a post that it had found a Russian registrar, though it’s unclear if that is in fact the case.
According to CBS, after the events in Virginia service GoDaddy suggested to the administration of the website The Daily Stormer during the day to transfer a domain.
While Cloudflare says it will continue to strive for strict protections on free speech and resist any effort by a government to shut down or obtain access to any of its customers, Prince admits that the decision to dump the Daily Stormer has come at a price for his company.
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Website host GoDaddy and tech giant Google have cut ties with the Daily Stormer after the site was reported for posting a hate article against a woman who died at the Charlottesville rally.
Daily Stormer helped organize the weekend rally in Charlottesville where a 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 people were injured when a man plowed a auto into a crowd protesting the white nationalist gathering.
White supremacist website Daily Stormer has moved its online presence to a Russian domain name after being rejected by domain hosting providers GoDaddy and Google.
The site then tried to get a domain with Google, which also banned it from their web services.
On Aug. 16, Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare, a San Francisco firm that provides protective services to websites, started the day irate – and chose to withdraw online protection from company client the Daily Stormer. As of press time, Daily Stormer’s VK page had only 88 followers.
Specifically, an article published by The Daily Stormer mocking the victim of the vehicle attacking Charlottesville violated GoDaddy’s terms of service by inciting violence, according to the company. In response, Daily Stormer has moved to the Russian social network VK, where it has thus far failed to amass much of a following.
As of late Monday the site was still running on a Google-registered domain. The site reappeared this morning at DailyStormer.ru, with a wildly different design and a significant number of posts apparently missing.
Cloudflare’s services allow companies to defend themselves against distributed denial-of-service attacks – which essentially flood a site’s servers with traffic making it inaccessible to everyone – by spreading a site’s traffic across a huge distributed network. “But we got this”, he said. We are following developments and will update this article as new iterations of the site appear.
“You, like me, may believe that the Daily Stormer’s site is vile”.
Cloudflare has long asserted its neutrality, and willingness to protect any site, even offering defense services to clients who are in direct conflict, like sites on both sides of Hong Kong’s contentious 2014 suffrage referendum.