Anguilla Govt Shuts Down ‘The Daily Stormer’ Domain
The .ai domain of the infamous The Daily Stormer website has been shut down by government forces on the island of Anguilla, where it was hosted for just nineteen days, according to the publication’s owner.
On October 31, 2017, Andrew Anglin, the founder of the neo-Nazi haven The Daily Stormer, notified followers on Gab that DailyStormer.ai “just got kiked,” or blocked.
Anglin also promised that his team is “getting closer to a permanent solution” to the website’s tumultuous history of censorship by governments around the world.
Indeed, a WHOIS query of DailyStormer.ai indicates the domain name was blocked by the Caribbean island government.
And on The Right Stuff forums, user WEEV told fellow members around noon yesterday that Anguilla security officials “just stormed the registry with guns and demanded that they shut the domain off.”
Later in the evening, WEEV wrote that the government “basically swatted the registry with a demand that they take the thing down” on behalf of the “chief minister.”
The Daily Stormer, however, remains accessible on the Dark Web at dstormer6em3i4km.onion.
In spite of numerous blows to the site’s browsability, Anglin has time and time again demonstrated his resolve to keep the site up, even if it exposes him to threats and lawsuits by civil rights organizations.
Furthermore, The Daily Stormer is a powerful symbol of the far-right’s resilience and tech-savviness, whose forced shut down, and even more the prosecution of its admins, could deliver significant blows to the white supremacy movement in the United States.
Can Anglin and company keep their website up? Only time will tell.
But one thing’s for sure:
It’s all uphill from here.