A Russian web host says it removed the domain name of The Daily Stormer after the neo-Nazi website registered for a domain name in the country, according to a Radio Free Europe report published Thursday.
The site has received a massive amount of backlash for publishing a story that mocked the death of Heather Heyer — a woman killed Saturday by a white supremacist who drove a car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Va.
Ru-Center, a private Moscow-based domain registrar, told media on August 17 that the company received an official letter from Roskomnadzor requesting that the company look into possibly suspending the domain Dailystormer.ru.
The Daily Stormer lost control of the Dailystormer.com domain earlier this week after Google and GoDaddy refused service to the publication.
The two domain registrars were responding to a jewish-led social-media campaign against the website spawned by its mocking the victim of Charlotsville, Heather Heyer, shaming her for being obese and unmarried and calling her, among many other things, “the definition of uselessness.”
Andrew Anglin told The Associated Press that after being booted off platforms in the United States and Russia he could no longer find a place to air his white-supremacist views.
“Clearly, the powers that be believe that they have the ability to simply kick me off the Internet,” Anglin told AP in an e-mail.
Anglin for a while kept up his inflammatory statements through the Russian domain, mocking Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when a suspected Nazi sympathizer rammed his car into a crowd of demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Cloudflare — another company that manages domain names and offers hacking protection — has ended The Daily Stormer’s patronage, leaving it vulnerable to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
Several social media companies, including YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, also joined in by eliminating content published by The Daily Stormer.