The white supremacist site The Daily Stormer has taken a nomadic journey around the web this week, searching for a permanent home after being booted by the hosting and domain registry company GoDaddy. Throughout its bizarre odyssey, though, the infrastructure and web services company Cloudflare has defended the site against cyber attacks, particularly DDoS attacks. Wednesday, Cloudflare finally pulled the plug. Without its protection, The Daily Stormer promptly crashed.
Known for racist and neo-Nazi content, The Daily Stormer rose to national prominence this week amidst tension over President Donald Trump’s statements about tragic violence at protests in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. After GoDaddy cut ties with the site, it temporarily restored hosting though Google before that company dropped the site as well for violating its terms of service. Next, The Daily Stormer went underground, setting up shop through Tor on the dark web. The site eventually found a more public-facing home at a Russian domain, until Cloudflare pulled its support. Twitter blocked the site’s account Wednesday as well.