GoDaddy Boots Neo-Nazi Website After a Derogatory Story on the Charlottesville Victim
CNN)The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi website, needs to find another domain name provider after GoDaddy gave it the boot following a derogatory story about the woman killed at the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally.
The site, which calls itself "The World's Most Genocidal Republican Website," registered its name with GoDaddy -- but GoDaddy doesn't host the Daily Stormer's content.
Nevertheless, the company said it wants nothing to do with the site following a piece on Heather Heyer. Heyer died after a car rammed a crowd of counter-protesters gathered to oppose a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups.
The Daily Stormer attack on Heyer came as candlelight vigils were held around the country in memory of Heyer, a 32-year-old legal assistant who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia city.
The Daily Stormer article was jaw dropping in the hatred it unleashed against Heyer. Most of it will not be repeated to protect the victim’s memory. However, a few comments will be printed below in order to provide a flavor of the degree of hatred that prompted GoDaddy to take action.
For example, the article, by the site’s founder Andrew Anglin, called Heyer a “fat, childless, 32-year-old sl*t” among other insults. The Los Angeles Times reports that Anglin “as founder and editor of the Daily Stormer, is one of America’s most prominent neo-Nazis.” According to the LA Times, Anglin once organized a “’troll storm’ against a Jewish woman on the Daily Stormer.”
People expressed disgust on social media.
A post on the website's homepage claimed that it had been taken over by hacktivist group Anonymous. However, most links to previous posts were still active, and a tweet from an account associated with Anonymous said it could not confirm that the group was involved.