GoDaddy has said it will no longer host neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer following outcry over an article that mocked Heather Heyer.
Ms Heyer, 32, was killed when a car was driven into a crowd at a counter-protest responding to a white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.
GoDaddy had hosted the site for four years, but after multiple complaints the firm said on Monday morning: “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.”
The site, which openly promoted itself as a low-brow publication for neo-Nazis, wrote often about “the Jewish problem” and “the race war”.
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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 (@GoDaddy) August 14, 2017
There has not been a longer statement explaining how the post violated GoDaddy’s terms of service in a manner which The Daily Stormer’s regular content – which included directing anti-Semitic abuse at Luciana Berger MP – did not.
GoDaddy did not respond to Sky News when contacted to explain how such material was considered within its terms of service.
Shortly before The Daily Stormer went offline on Monday, a post purporting to be by Anonymous claimed it had gained access to the site.
But many of the more popular community portals used by the hacking collective expressed disbelief at the claim, with some suggesting that The Daily Stormer’s administrators had written the post themselves.