GoDaddy pulled white nationalist Richard Spencer’s ‘alt-right’ site offline

GoDaddy domain registrar has removed the site of white nationalist Richard Spencer, saying the site "crossed the line" in the promotion of violence. BuzzFeed reported the news yesterday, noting that Spencer had also been expelled from Facebook a few weeks earlier. is currently offline, and GoDaddy told BuzzFeed that Spencer had 48 hours to transfer to a new registrar.

When a site "crosses to promote, encourage or engage in specific acts of violence against any person, we will take action," said a GoDaddy spokesperson. "It is our determination that crossed the line and encouraged and promoted violence in a direct and threatening manner." Spencer told him BuzzFeed that he was "working to solve the problem … permanently." . " avoided problems longer than some other sites associated with the" alt-right ", a term attributed to Spencer's coinage Many members of the alt-right and far right were trapped in an offensive after last year's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va. The most provocative Daily Stormer was kicked out of a chain of registrars in mid-2017, for example, moving into a dark domain of the web while I was looking for a permanent refuge (currently with the Hong Kong registrar Eranet).

Spencer has also had trouble finding ways to raise funds Hatreon, a Patreon alternative friend of the far right where he once received donations He has pledged to pay off his debts since February 2009. Spencer recently turned to the crowdfunding sites MakerSupport and Funded Justice to help him fight a civil lawsuit over Charlott. esville But MakerSupport's payment processor apparently canceled payments in April, and Spencer himself started WePay who said he had been processing payments for his Justice Financed campaign.

Spencer still has a presence on the web, however: his organization's National Policy Institute page, apparently registered through Tucows, has apparently not been affected.

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