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The Daily Stormer got kicked off Russia’s internet



A neo-Nazi website called The Daily Stormer has lost its home on Russia’s largest internet domain name registrar.

The original website, Dailystormer.com, remained disabled the day before.

The Daily Stormer was still accessible at Dailystormer.ru, however, after the domain registered with the Russian Network Information Center, or RU-CENTER.

RU-CENTER confirmed to CNN Money that it had registered the site but has since suspended the verification.

“I should point out that registry is automatic, so RU-CENTER registers thousands of domains per day,” spokesperson Egor Timofeev said in a statement.

Timofeev said The Daily Stormer became inaccessible late Wednesday following RU-CENTER suspending its earlier registration.

RU-CENTER made that move, he said, following a request from Roskomnadzor, the Russian government’s media and telecommunication watchdog.

Internet firm Cloudflare, meanwhile, said Wednesday that it had ended The Daily Stormer’s account, ensuring the site would no longer be protected against cyberattacks.

Google on Monday cut ties with The Daily Stormer, forcing the neo-Nazi outlet to the so-called “dark web,” which is not accessible using typical web browsers.

The Daily Stormer’s original web hosting company, GoDaddy, tweeted the same day that the site had 24 hours to find another internet service provider.

The host of tech companies shunning The Daily Stormer follows a blog it posted deriding a woman who was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

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

Andrew Anglin, The Daily Stormer’s founder, on Sunday posted an article calling Heyer “fat” and “childless.”

White nationalists and counter-protesters repeatedly clashed in Charlottesville last week during unrest that has since gripped national headlines.

The turmoil erupted when white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville to demonstrate against the removal of a Confederate statue there.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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