Neo-nazi website is having problems finding a domain host

Google has denied a web domain application for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that is looking for a new place to host its content online.

The front page of The Daily Stormer, including a vile post on murdered civil rights activist Heather Heyer.

Shortly after GoDaddy tweeted its decision, the site posted an article claiming it had been hacked and would be shut down.

This prompted GoDaddy to remove The Daily Stormer from their system for violating their terms of service. The sites also use a GoDaddy-affiliated privacy service called Domains by Proxy, which stops the public from discovering contact information associated with a domain name.

In a weekend post, Daily Stormer described the attack as a "road rage" incident, and said Heyer was "fat" and "the definition of uselessness" because she was "childless".

"We are cancelling Daily Stormer's registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service", the spokesperson told Business Insider.

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The Daily Stormer is a neo-Nazi website published by Andrew Anglin that advances the group's ideology through opinion pieces and news critiques.

Civil rights activist Heather Heyer, 32, was killed on Saturday when James Fields, a 20-year-old man from OH, plowed his auto into a group of people marching peacefully through downtown Charlottesville against a white supremacist rally in the town.

"We have taken this site in the name of Heather Heyer, a victim of white supremacist terrorism", a message on the site read.

A message on the Daily Stormer this morning suggested the site may have also been targeted by global hacking collective Anonymous over its comments about Heyer.

The Daily Stormer's domain is now reportedly being hosted by Google, according to WHOIS results, which show the domain transferred on Monday.

A few hours later, the Anonymous hack was posted, driving traffic to the website. "We have no confirmation that "Anonymous" is involved yet".

  • Toni Ryan