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Google dumps Nazi domain in hours

Kevin Murphy, August 14, 2017, 19:04:05 (UTC), Domain Registrars

Neo-Nazi blog The Daily Stormer found itself without a registrar for the second time in a day this evening, after Google cancelled its registration.
The company told BBC News:

We are cancelling Daily Stormer’s registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service.

The cancellation came not many hours after GoDaddy, the controversial site’s original registrar, gave its owners 24 hours to find a new registrar.
That was in response to people on Twitter complaining that the Stormer had published an article attacking a victim of alleged right-wing domestic terrorism, which GoDaddy said broke its terms of service inciting violence.
The current Whois record for indicates that it is still with Google, but in a clientTransferProhibited status.
That means it should not be possible to transfer the name to a third registrar, unless and until Google changes the status.
The domain still resolves, however, from where I’m sitting.
It might be that the Stormer will now find itself registrar-hopping and/or facing a period of downtime.

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Comments (1)

  1. notsostormin says:

    the domain’s status appears to have changed to clientHold. I’d guess that this change is from the registrar as clienthold is not a typically available feature for registrants.
    Also of note is the changing of registrant details from the privacy service to what appears to be the actual details.

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