Late Sunday night, internet domain registrar GoDaddy wrote on Twitter that The Daily Stormer had 24 hours to move its domain to another provider. The move was prompted by the Nazi website’s derisive article about a woman who died during Friday’s "Unite the Right" rally and counter-protest, during which a white nationalist plowed his car into a crowd of unsuspecting leftist counter-protesters.
The Daily Stormer posted an article Sunday calling the victim, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, “fat” and accusing her of shirking “her only duty,” which is to bear children. The racial slur-ridden website eventually landed at Google on Monday, but a spokesperson for the search engine announced that the site was cancelling The Daily Stormer’s registration for violating their terms of agreement as well.
James Fields, the driver of the car, was arrested and charged with second degree murder of Heyer along with three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident. Nineteen other people were injured in the attack.
Fields was denied bond at this first court appearance Monday and did not enter a plea. Photos have surfaced of a man resembling Fields holding a shield standing with a white nationalist group called "Vanguard America" during the Charlottesville rally.
GoDaddy spokesman Dan Race told the New York Daily News in a Monday email, "Given this latest article comes on the immediate heels of a violent attack, we believe this type of article could incite additional violence, which violates our terms of service."
Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin wrote the article, and has penned other pieces with titles like, "Female Hajis Fear to Wear the Headtowel in Public After Trump Win — You Should Yell at Them" and "Blacks Loved Slavery and Regretted its End."
His writings reflect an almost cartoonishly racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic ideology that can cross over to the blatantly absurd, as in one article where he suggests Chinese people have no souls.
Daily Stormer’s abrupt movements followed an alleged cyber attack attributed to hacker-activist group Anonymous. Someone claiming to be from Anonymous posted a message on the neo-Nazi page saying, "For too long the Daily Stormer and Andrew Anglin have spewed their putrid hate on this site. That will not be happening anymore."
Another message was posted later saying that Anglin was back in control of the site accusing the hacktivists of infringing on his speech rights.
The incident was called a "false flag" by Twitter accounts associated with Anonymous, claiming that Daily Stormer posted the messages knowing they would be shut down soon.
Your Anon News wrote that the alleged hack "Looks more like a DS stunt. Wonder if they are having issues finding a new host," and "This is likely to be the derps from dailystormer engaging in a silly troll to woo their clueless base. If we’re proven wrong, so be it."
There have been consequences for participants in Friday’s "Unite the Right" rally, especially after a Twitter account called “Yes, You’re Racist” began publishing the identities of white nationalist at the demonstrations.
Cole White was fired from popular California hot dog chain Top Dog after images of him at the rally surfaced, and the father of Peter Tefft, whose face is prominent in photos from the racist rally, published a letter repudiating his son as "an avowed white nationalist" who would no longer be welcome at family functions until he renounced his bigoted views.