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Web.com is kicking out a racist web site. How long before it winds up at Epik?

Kevin Murphy, June 23, 2020, 14:24:21 (UTC), Domain Registrars

An American news site for white nationalists says it’s been given its goose-stepping orders by Web.com unit Network Solutions, and it’s looking for a new registrar.

VDare, named after Virginia Dare, a semi-mythological American folk hero, has been publishing anti-immigration material on vdare.com under NetSol’s wing for 20 years, but the site claims the registrar has given it 10 days, until June 25, to GTFO.

According to the site, NetSol told VDare that it was in violation of its acceptable use policy and “we consider your continued use of our services a serious issue and risk to our business and corporate reputation”.

That seems plausible, given how corporate America is currently bending over backwards to prove that they support the Black Lives Matter movement.

The move seems to have come due to pressure from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a campaigning group that persuaded NetSol to dump racist forum Stormfront as a customer a few years ago (it found its new home at Tucows).

The Committee has reportedly written to NetSol twice recently, urging the company to cut Vdare loose.

Vdare says it’s looking for a new registrar, but has also obtained a .onion domain in case it needs to retreat to the “Dark Web”. The .onion space is only accessible to users of the Tor browser.

Anyone care to place a bet on how long it will be before vdare.com winds up at Epik?

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Comments (4)

  1. Michael says:

    Well, let’s see. Three days to request the auth code from NSI but then not receive anything. Another two days to get a reply from support. Then five days for the actual transfer since they won’t ACK. I’m guessing that’s why they gave them 10 days, if they start now they may just have a chance at meeting the deadline.

  2. Kyle says:

    God for bid an American concludes that importing immigrants illegally leads to them wanting to tear down statues of the countries founding fathers and that that might not be such a good thing. You can’t articulate that belief it seems without being deemed a racist. Liberals are the new totalitarians.

    • Kevin Murphy says:

      You may find that a lot of the people protesting in the streets right now are descended from people imported totally legally, albeit against their will.

  3. Samer says:

    More potshots at Epik, I see.

    Come on, Kevin… Focus on a story ICANN execs get pah-raises over epik clickbait title with epik.

    There’s Freedom of speech and there’s libel.

    i dont see epik involved here… shame on u kevin

    Not even “BuzzFeed” this bad with libel title.
    Feel bad for Rob and epik. Congrats on decade of fine work, stop shots my fave registrar, epik.

    Samer

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