Neo-Nazi Site Hit by GoDaddy, Anonymous for 'Obscene' Post

Daily Stormer violated its terms of service after article on Va. victim
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2017 8:17 AM CDT
GoDaddy Boots Neo-Nazi Site, Then Anonymous Hacks It
GoDaddy has told the Daily Stormer it's no longer welcome.   (PRNewsFoto/

GoDaddy gave the Daily Stormer the boot for violating its terms of service after the white supremacist website published an inflammatory article that used "sexist and obscene language" about Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old killed in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., per the Arizona Republic. GoDaddy has been under fire for months for providing a domain name for the site, whose founder the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a "serial harasser" and extremist.

"We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service," GoDaddy tweeted late Sunday. They apparently needn't bother: The Guardian reports that hackers claiming to be part of Anonymous have taken over the Daily Stormer, noting on the site that they're doing so in Heyer's name and that they'll leave it up for 24 hours "so the world can witness the hate," adding: "Then we will shut it down … permanently." (More GoDaddy stories.)

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