Pro-Trump Nazi Site Stormfront Loses Web Host

The Guardian reports:

One of the oldest and largest neo-nazi sites on the internet, the white supremacist chatroom Stormfront, has been thrown off the open web by its hosting provider. Stormfront has been described by the anti-hate group Southern Poverty Law Center as the “murder capital of the internet”.

The group pointed out that “registered Stormfront users have been disproportionately responsible for some of the most lethal hate crimes and mass killings since the site was put up in 1995. In the past five years alone, Stormfront members have murdered close to 100 people.”

As of Tuesday morning, Stormfront.org was unavailable, with the site’s domain registry recording that its hosting provider Network Solutions had issued a “hold” on the address.

Stormfront’s removal comes a week after a letter, informing Network Solution’s parent company Web.com of the neo-nazi site’s infractions of the its usage policy, was sent by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a civil rights organisation formed at the request of John F Kennedy in 1963.

More from the Associated Press:

Don Black, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who has operated stormfront.org since 1995, said he didn’t receive any warning before Network Solutions blocked the use of the stormfront.org name.

Black was a state KKK leader under former Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke, who appeared on the radio show following Black and expressed his “full support” for Black and the website. “He was the first major site defending the rights of white people,” said Duke.

Black has been involved in the white supremacy movement since the 1970s and was convicted in 1981 for his role in a right-wing plot to overthrow the overthrow the government of Caribbean island nation of Dominica.

RELATED: Earlier this month The Daily Stormer, another pro-Trump Nazi site, retreated to the dark web after losing its web host.

  • FAEN

    Fuck you nazi snowflakes!

  • PickyPecker
    • Todd20036

      Sad. Poor little cuckflake.

    • WitlessProtection

      Where ever they may roam
      Shiver and say the word
      Every lie you’ve heard
      First I’m gonna make it
      Then I’m break it till it falls apart

    • Cuberly

      Who’da thunk genetic superiority consists of having no lips.

      • Treant

        They’re rapidly evolving toward a more aquatic form where they can hide in kelp forests and spew bile.

        • Cuberly

          A human lamprey?

          • David L. Caster

            Remora.

        • kareemachan

          Kelpie?

      • prixator

        That’s one of the symptoms of FAS.

      • mpatreyu

        Actually I think it is no teeth. Your face caves in without them

    • glass
      • kaydenpat

        That was such a cruel, over the top episode though. LOL.

    • Snarkaholic

      …and the PEEING Nazis:http://i.imgur.com/cp8reHf.jpg

  • ben

    I don’t know – forcing them on to the deep web makes it much harder to track them. Maybe better to have them on regular sites so we can track them down if needed

    • FAEN

      Interesting point.

    • ColdCountry

      I think maybe sites like SPLC will follow them and watch. If their low IQ followers can find them, so can our high IQ followers.

    • Nowhereman

      I’m guessing that we are indeed tracking them. They are not that bright. The move just makes it harder for people to stumble onto them by accident and cuts into their ad revenue.

    • glass

      They will just come back under another name, like the “Family values coalition” or some stupid crap. I suggest “patriots with micro cocks”, but that would be using logic.
      They won’t go away easily, but it will be easier to target them now. They will now know what it feels like to be singled out. At least we have a valid reason for going after them, unlike the perpetual persecution and censoring of the LGBT community.

  • Todd20036

    Took you fucking long enough.

  • Snarky

    Who needs a web site when you have a presidency?

    • Todd20036

      Doesn’t hurt to lose one, then the other.

  • HAAAAAAA
  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    BUTTHURT ALERT!
    nazis crying tears of hate soon.

  • AtticusP
  • bkmn

    If they are anti-globalization why do they need to get their words out to the entire world?

    • Bad Tom

      They mouth the lie they live.

    • Cuberly

      While the Daily Stormer was still online, their discussion board was hosted on a service based in Belize. Pretty much they’re all being forced to be hosted outside the country……the irony of anti-globalists forced into the foreign based dark web.

      • Nowhereman

        And of course they can trust their new hosts, right?…

    • Rebecca Gardner
    • Tawreos

      Because there are hateful assholes everywhere.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
    • Nowhereman

      Funny.

    • Bob Conti

      Is it Stormfront or Blizzard?

    • Todd20036

      Right? You know what Stormfront’s logo is? I think it’s a well.
      Imagine being pushed in it, then looking up.

  • Boy Elvis

    Fuck Network Solutions and fuck any company that provides a platform for hate. Why did it take them 22 years to figure this shit out?

    1995

    Nazis: Here’s some money! Host our hateful bullshit!

    Network Solutions: Sure!

    2017

    Network Solutions: Wait a minute…Nazis are bad! Why oh why didn’t somebody tell us?!

    • Adam Schmidt

      This is where the Internet gets messy… Are you in favor of Net Neutrality? One of the MOST asked for means to ensure this is to push ISP’s in particular and web hosts to some degree into Common Carrier status. This is the same legal umbrella that the phone companies fall into. Basically it means they can’t promote or demote your traffic based on its content. It also means they’re not responsible for what takes place on their systems. So you can’t sue Verizon because someone used cell phones on Verizon to plan a crime. Common carrier rules even prohibit the phone companies from listening in on your conversations.

      But there’s another shoe… if they have to be neutral to all traffic, they have to be neutral to ALL traffic. Want to promote your hate-based ideology? Your ISP will have absolutely nothing to say on the matter and would be specifically prohibited from taking any action. Web hosts would likely fall under the same set of rules.

      • Do Something Nice

        I agree. It’s almost like the lady who doesn’t want to bake the gay wedding cake.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    If ur a nazi and ya know it
    Clap ur hands
    If ur a nazi and ya know it
    Clap your hands
    If ur nazi and ya show it
    Let your web provider know it
    But dont be sorry if ya get your whitie ass
    Shut on down

  • Lazycrockett

    Pity.

    Punch a Nazi!!

    • The_Wretched
      • Natty Enquirer

        The irony of advocating violent assault in order to eliminate hateful expression is lost on many people.

        • The_Wretched

          I did decades of martial arts until my spine forced me to stop. I enjoy violence as much as the next person but as a political tool, it does not work. At best, it can devolve into civil war.

        • Cuberly

          When I was more involved in street protests I had a couple encounters with Black Bloc that have stuck with me to this day. In fact I haven’t attended a protest since. Well, except for a couple at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

          They’re not helping. They’re just giving the nazis exactly what they want.

          https://twitter.com/LPDah/status/902566836914372608

          • Do Something Nice

            Was your encounter at Whole Foods? That pissed-off a lot of people.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Rebecca Gardner

    The “morans” are going to scream Free Speech! Something! Something! You know, the same people that think it’s OK not to serve the LGBT community because it’s their business to run as they like, well, Network Solutions is simply doing the same thing about not providing a platform for the distribution of hate.

    • Nowhereman

      Harboring these hate sites may actually be aiding and abetting murder and gang warfare and the attempted overthrow of our government.

  • Halou

    Don Black. What a name.

  • Macbill

    Are they not rich enough to buy their own solution?

    • Halou

      They could always ask their “billionaire” friend in the White Power House to set them up. He’d never lie to anyone..

      • Tawreos

        The only solution they are familiar with is a final solution, everything else needs to much brainpower for them figure out.

    • Nowhereman

      From what I’ve seen so far, a lot of them are unemployed. And of course as they get their faces out there chanting nazi slogans and imitating brown shirts, the others are losing their jobs too. I love seeing headlines like “neo nazi loses job at hot dog stand after attending white supremacist rally”.

  • DuaneBidoux

    I am actually against this. Don’t force them back into the shadows. We just make it more difficult to know the scope of the cancer. It’s a little like shutting off the MRI because you don’t want to see the disease.

    • ColdCountry

      Force them into the night. There are those who will wade the murky swamp to keep an eye on them so the rest of us don’t have to. Thank heavens!

      • Jonathan Smith
      • DuaneBidoux

        Well I certainly share your revulsion but with the lights out you can’t even attempt to step on the roaches. Think about this: 2 years ago we didn’t actually know how many of these people were out there and the scope of the challenge we faced to create an equitable and just society. At least now we know. In my world knowledge is never a bad thing.

        • Todd20036

          Don’t give them an easily accessible national forum.

          How organized would they have been without Fox news helping them?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      But they use it to spread their message of hate and multiply like cockroaches. It’s far past time Network Solutions got out their can of RAID.

    • Cuberly

      The backlash from Charlottesville is doing more to drive them back underground. The resounding condemnation, risking losing their jobs, even their futures.

      Not all nazis are self financed like Richard Spencer, in fact quite the opposite. They came out into the light and it’s done nothing but harm them.

    • canoebum

      The only way to defeat these Nazis and White Supremacists is to treat them as we do Ebola, total eradication. We have to make such behavior so onerous, so shameful, that no decent people will tolerate its expression in public or with the use of their facilities, be it an ISP, radio station or printing press.

      • DuaneBidoux

        Yes but if you’re not willing to know the disease you can’t cure it. Obviously everyone posting here has the same underlying goals but I simply believe (and I kind of take this as a general rule for all things in life) that more knowledge is always better than less.

        Maybe they couldn’t organize without attention but the individuals with these dark hearts would still BE there and we as a country might believe we are further along then we were.

        Now we know how far we have come and how far we still have to go. And when someone asserts that such things were taken care of by LGBTQ equality, or women’s equality, or racial equality we can say we have the empirical data to know better.

        And WE are more empowered to have the moral authority to insist that what we have achieved is not enough.

        • canoebum

          I think 35 million dead in the 1930s and 1940s has taught us all we need to know about this particular ethos. If you feel it’s necessary to keep a few infected lab rats for study, fine, but we’re dealing with an epidemic now and all possible measures to contain the plague are needed. If they lose the internet access they use to spread their hatred…oh, boo-fucking-hoo.

  • bambinoitaliano

    So the shit gibbon has rendered them irrelevant? It’s part of the collateral damage from his runaway fire dumpster train.

    • Nowhereman

      Dumpster train–that is the best description yet.

  • Halou

    “In the past five years alone, Stormfront members have murdered close to 100 people.”

    Fine people I’m sure, just ask the president.

    • Nowhereman

      Oh yes! Many many sides of fine people!

      • Ken Clark

        Like sides of beef…

  • John Ruff

    …until they find another scummy, greedy, unethical web host. Probably based in the Philippines or Russia.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    On the theme of Nazi sympathizers : Fox News pulled off the air in Britain : After failing to attract an audience …

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/29/media/fox-news-uk-fox-sky-rupert-murdoch/index.html

    • Nowhereman

      Now that’s some good news!

    • Halou

      A good story to go along with the news that Iceland passed a law to bar entry to American Evangelicals. Though it would be better if the law applied to all religious extremists regardless of where they cone from or what name they call their god it is still welcomed.

      • Danieruw

        Do you have a link to an article? Very interested in this! Thanks!

    • kareemachan

      ‘This is the Murdochs’ second attempt to buy Sky. A previous bid
      collapsed in 2012 in the wake of a phone-hacking scandal at his British
      newspapers. Fox would have to pay Sky £200 million as a break fee if the
      deal falls apart.’

      PLEASE let it fall apart. Nothing hurts these “people” more than losing money.

      • Halou

        That phone hacking scandal was something rotten.

        People who worked at News Of The World (I hesitate to say they’re “journalists”) accessed a murder victim’s phone and, in order to make sure that messages kept coming in, some of which may have made for ‘juicy’ headlines, older messages were deleted. This gave the victim’s family false hope that she was still alive.
        After this, the story exploded to include revelations that NotW had hacked into the phones of celebrities, politicians and other figures of interest.

        Worst part is that most of the people who worked at NotW were simply reassigned to the other Murdoch soft-core pornographic shitrag, The Sun.

        • robindaybird

          What’s maddening is Piers Morgan ordered a lot of those phone tapping and basically got to skip off to shoot his stupid mouth off

  • Chris

    Great, so we just forced them deeper into hiding, where subpoenas mean nothing, and users and IPs are harder if not impossible to trace. Genius.

    • UrsusArctos

      It’s not like reacting to this type of group has been a priority for the feds. Ruby Ridge and Waco saw to it that Democrats handle these groups of terrorists with kid gloves and GOPers bow and scrape before them.

  • JWC

    the “Rights of White People” since when was that an exclusive right?

    • edrex

      um… do you know any white people?

      • JWC

        none that are entirely consumed by that fact

        • edrex

          i had no idea that variation existed.

          • JWC

            me either I tend to heavily lean to the side of human rights not aware of what “White Rights” really are

          • edrex

            hope you know i’m being completely facetious. (and anyhow, some of my best friends are white people.)

          • JWC

            me either and not o interested in finding out If they are there then stay there

    • UrsusArctos

      It’s an environmental toxin. Some of us in the deepest south grew up among people who were allergic to that type and did not tolerate their bullshit, knowing we would get spattered from it as they flung it.

      • JWC

        My dad was an American My mom was a Canadian all from the Pac Nor West He would use the “N” occasionally my mom never We never had a black person in our community. But also never really understood the race stuggles in the 60’s We knew it was wrong and knew that men in bed sheets were wrong As any arguement we tred to see both side but couldn’t see what the blacks had done to provoke anger

        • UrsusArctos

          I grew up in Alabama in the 60-70s. I saw several Selma marches as we drove to my Birmingham grandparents. We returned from my Indiana grandparents and drove through Birmingham while the streets were still wet from Bull Connors stunts. So, yeah I know the environment, toxic as it is.
          It was ALWAYS made explicit to me by all the adults in my life that racism was un-Xian, wrong, and was being used to pit poor white people against poor black people. Even in the deepest south at that time there were many people who disapproved of segregation/racism. The good news is that they raised a lot of us to know what we are seeing and fight to make it go away (or at least back into the shadows).

          • JWC

            what you lived I watched on TV with Uncle Walter

  • MBear

    So funny (tragic) to see people get all up in arms over this.

    These people are not new.
    These sites are not new.
    This has been around a looong time.

    • Daveed_WOW

      What’s new? We have a President who supports him. We’ll get up in arms about right now. It’s about time too.

    • In many ways, Charlottesville was a rude wake up slap to many Americans who live in a white bubble. They didn’t know about the simmering hate bubbling under the veneer of society.

  • Mike C

    The master race can’t figure out how to host their own website?

    • UrsusArctos

      DDoS would take a self hosted site like that down in a matter of minutes. They would start as soon as the site was noticed.

  • Cuberly

    Gee, imagine his browser history….better yet, don’t.

    https://twitter.com/city_paper/status/902318034471329792

    • UrsusArctos

      Nothing to see there but searches and visits to sites for erectile dysfunction “cures”, penis enlargement “herbs”, incontinence products, pill mills, and gay pr0n sites.

  • JWC

    What donny won’t inerfere and have the wed site reconsider

  • ETownCanuck
  • vorpal 😼

    A KKK leader / white supremacist with the last name Black?
    Oh, the ironies.

  • Hank

    “Black has been involved in the white supremacy movement since the 1970s and was convicted in 1981 for his role in a right-wing plot to overthrow the overthrow the government of Caribbean island nation of Dominica.”

    What was he hoping to accomplish? Obtain a Vaterland for his Nazis???

  • chiMaxx

    Maybe they can get hosting on the White House’s servers.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    These KKK types and Nazis operated and caused real damage long before the interwebs. I hope they have forgotten how.

  • Ginger Snap

    It’s. Shame these companies waited so long to give them the boot. If all this wasn’t going on they would still be hosting their filthy hate site.

  • justme

    how many people in the world??.. And he’s crying about being a white minority

    But You are Blanch..You ARE!!…

  • kaydenpat

    “In the past five years alone, Stormfront members have murdered close to 100 people.”

    Wow. Speechless.

  • If Stormfront did retreat to the dark web, wont that make it harder to keep an eye on them?

  • ian

    A bit of good news. Pressure to drop, or not provide space for these sites on web hosts needs to be ongoing. I’m not clear on how that pressure is being applied though. Are people complaining directly to web host companies?