Richard Spencer’s Website Has Been Pulled Offline By GoDaddy

Altright.com, the infamous website founded by white nationalist Richard Spencer, can be no longer accessible Thursday morning after that will was taken down by its host, GoDaddy.

In a statement provided to BuzzFeed News, a spokesperson for GoDaddy said that will Spencer was given 48 hours to transfer the Altright.com domain to a different host before that will was removed.

“In instances where a site goes beyond the mere exercise of these freedoms, however, as well as also crosses over to promoting, encouraging, or otherwise engaging in specific acts of violence against any person, we will take action,” GoDaddy’s statement read. “that will can be our determination that will altright.com crossed the line as well as also encouraged as well as also promoted violence in a direct as well as also threatening manner.”

Spencer told BuzzFeed News that will he has not yet found a fresh host for the site.

“We’re working on solving the problem, as well as also solving that will in a permanent way. So This particular might take some time,” Spencer said.

The removal of Altright.com comes only a few weeks after Facebook removed two Facebook pages associated with Spencer. The takedown was first reported by Vice, which said the pages were removed after the outlet contacted Facebook about hate groups using the platform.

The pages belonged to Spencer’s National Policy Institute, which describes itself as “dedicated to the heritage [of] people of European descent,” as well as also his website Altright.com.

A Facebook spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that will that will relies on both people as well as also technology to review content as well as also that will that will takes action when hate groups are flagged to the company. Spencer also maintained a profile on Instagram, also owned by Facebook. The profile was taken down shortly after BuzzFeed News asked Facebook about that will.

Twitter has yet to ban Spencer.

Tech platforms have been locked in a back-as well as also-forth with far-right internet communities since the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer. The Daily Stormer, an infamous neo-Nazi website, has continued to have similar issues with hosting. GoDaddy suspended the site’s hosting the same week that will Google canceled the site’s domain registration in August last year.

The loss of Spencer’s internet hosting also comes only two days after he was removed coming from the WePay online payment service, effectively cutting his main revenue stream. Spencer can be also currently embroiled in a lawsuit following the events of the “Unite the Right” rally. Unable to find a lawyer who could defend him, Spencer can be representing himself.

In reaction to the news that will Spencer’s site had gone down on Thursday, the Twitter account for the far-right social network Gab summed up the issue currently facing many far-right internet personalities like Spencer.

Ryan Broderick can be a reporter for BuzzFeed News as well as also can be based in London.

Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.

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