Neo-nazi news site Daily Stormer will need to find another host after Namecheap announced on Sunday that it will not host the site. The hate site was registered with the company on Friday after being kicked off of GoDaddy, Google Domains, and a Russian registrar earlier this week before being shut down by each.
On Friday, the company’s Twitter account began replying to users about the registration, saying its legal and abuse department was “already looking into it.”
Hi, thanks a lot for reporting this case. Our Legal&Abuse department is already looking into it.— Namecheap.com (@Namecheap) August 18, 2017
In a blog post, Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall said that he examined the content of the website, and found that “paired with the support for violent groups and causes [it] passes from protected free speech into incitement.”
The site was criticized for accepting the registration, with some users saying that they were moving their websites to a new host. Kirkendall has been addressing replies on Twitter, where he said that he and his company “don’t make rash decisions around freedom of speech.”
For the moment, while the Daily Stormer can be accessed through the anonymous Tor network, it is offline for most internet users.