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Google joins GoDaddy in dropping neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer

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Updated August 14, 2017 05:55 PM EDT

Hours after The Daily Stormer registered its domain with Google, the tech company canceled their registration.

"We are cancelling Daily Stormer’s registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service," Google said in a statement.

GoDaddy Inc. decided to cut ties with the neo-Nazi website after activist Amy Siskind tweeted an image of the neo-Nazi blog's offensive post on Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman killed when a white supremacist drove into a crowd of protesters on Saturday.

Siskind tweeted "@GoDaddy you host The Daily Stormer - they posted this on their site. Please retweet if you think this hate should be taken down & banned."

Updated August 14, 2017 01:38 PM EDT

The neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer has moved its registration to Google after GoDaddy gave it "24 hours to move the domain to another provider," Reuters reported.

Some on Twitter urged Google to follow GoDaddy's lead.

Web hosting company GoDaddy on Monday tweeted that it has given the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, 24 hours to find another internet service provider.

A GoDaddy spokesman told the New York Daily News that the Daily Stormer violated its terms of service by posting a blog deriding a woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

Heather Heyer, 32, died when a man drove his car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally there Saturday.

Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin on Sunday posted an article characterizing Heyer as “fat” and “childless.”

“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,” GoDaddy spokesman Dan Race said in an email to the Daily News.

Some Twitter users on Monday praised GoDaddy for taking a stand against the Daily Stormer following Anglin’s controversial blog.

Other people on the social media platform criticized GoDaddy for hosting the Daily Stormer for as long as it did before Monday’s announcement.

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GoDaddy’s decision will reportedly force the Daily Stormer’s operators to transfer dailystormer.com to another internet provider.

The hacking collective Anonymous also took credit Monday for targeting the Daily Stormer following Anglin’s blog.

“This site is now under the control of Anonymous,” a post on the Daily Stormer’s front page said.

“For too long the Daily Stormer and Andrew Anglin have spewed their putrid hate on this site,” it added. “That will not be happening anymore.”

The post did not mention GoDaddy’s message to the Daily Stormer, and the article about Heyer was not taken down.

The so-called “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville last Saturday turned violent when white nationalists and anti-fascist demonstrators broke into violence.

James Alex Fields Jr., 20, ultimately drove a car into counter-protesters there, killing Heyer and injuring more than a dozen others.

Two Virginia State Police officers additionally died Saturday following a helicopter crash authorities linked to the Charlottesville rally.

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