Daily Stormer Dies with a Whimper

(Promoted by Colorado Pols)

UPDATED 8/19/17  – Russia doesn’t want to host the Stormer, either. Twitter won’t show Stormer tweets, and Cloudflare won’t protect it from DDOS attacks.

I’m really enjoying watching the trickling demise of the Daily Stormer. Named after a Nazi propaganda sheet, Der Sturmer, the Storm is over.  From its threats of epic doom via “white right” thunder and lightning to today’s sprinkling of evaporating drops, the neo-Nazi, alt-right, Proudboy digital dreadnought has died with a whimper. Republicans at the highest levels of government are scrambling to disassociate themselves from Daily Stormer’s message of racist hate and violence.

And all it took was a riot in Charlottesville, bruises, blood, and broken bones, and the death of a young warrior.

Two days ago, the “unitetheright” rally, organized and promoted online by Daily Stormer as an epic battle between white supremacists and everybody else, a veritable “clash of civilizations”, happened. We have all seen the videos and wept for the tragedy.

Now, the website that hosted and promoted and served as the main means of networking for its lost cause has lost its web host, its rights to its domain name- and today, it lost Google.

GoDaddy , Stormer’s original domain host, cancelled its domain registration on Sunday, following Stormer’s publication of an offensive article about the deceased victim of the car assault in Charlottesville. Reason given was “Violation of Terms of Service”.

Anonymous, the hacker collective, apparently hacked and  took over the Stormer website. Andrew Anglin, Stormer’s owner, claimed that he had regained control , and hosted the site on Google.  Anonymous hackers themselves said that they had not hacked Stormer, and that it was probably a publicity stunt by Anglin to stir up sympathy against the “Jewish conspiracy” victimizing the poor little Nazi website.

Today, web search behemoth Google also said that it wanted no part of Stormer’s mission and message, that it violated Google’s terms of service, and also declined to host the alt-right site.

To recap:

Stormer’s staff, including CEO Andrew Anglin,  with other “alt-right” and neo-Nazi organizations and provocateurs, promoted and helped to organize the “Unite the Right” rally.

Charlottesville happened.

A young woman died and at least 40 people were injured, fighting Nazis in 2017 in the United States of America.

Stormer mocked the dead woman, and called the vehicular assault “road rage”.

Twitter leaped into action, sending thousands of tweets to Godaddy asking for the web host to drop the Daily Stormer.

GoDaddy dropped Stormer.

Stormer’s Anglin claimed it was hacked by Anonymous, but that he had regained control. Anonymous said it had not hacked the site.

Stormer moved to Google. Google dropped Stormer. Stormer’s YouTube account was also deleted.

Stormer’s email server had been on Zoho, but then  Zoho dropped Stormer.

Stormer moved to keep its discussions going on Discord. Discord banned Stormer discussion.

Stormer’s DDS protector, Cloudflare, also dropped the “ironic Nazi (sic) site. Since a controversial website can’t exist without some protection from hacking denial of service attacks, Stormer is now officially dead.

They did pop up, briefly, on a Russian domain, as DailyStormer.ru. But the Russians, also, apparently decided that these idiots were not useful enough — they did not advance the narrative of Glorious Russia and Declining America — and so they were dropped, as well, from the Russian domain.

To the Dark Side

The Verge reports that Stormer is now on the “dark web” , accessible only by using “dark web” browser Tor and typing in a link. Screenshot via Hunchly:

 

mamajama55

About mamajama55

Teacher in northern Colorado. Nosy, curious, persistent.

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JohnInDenver says:

    It will be interesting to see what happens the next time the "Unite the Right" sponsors try to go back to Charlottesville, as they claim they will. The past weekend, the guesses I've seen said 1,000 "Right" participants, 5-6,000 counter-protesters. Nation-wide, there were 650 events. The one here in Denver, 1500+ miles away, probably had 1,000 counter-protesters.

    Web statistics should decline, and previous history / consequences will result in a return engagement being seen as having a higher cost. Here's hoping the "death spiral" of the violent alt-right and their ideological kin will soon create an event with more speakers than attendees.

     

    • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

      My guess is that if these losers try to go back to Charlottesville or anywhere else for that matter, they'll be met with pitchforks and this time the protesters will be holding the torches.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    One down, FOX to go.  devil

  3. ParkHill says:

    One small correction, Mama.

    Digital Ocean is a high-performance, secure, and highly-customizable, cloud-based web-hosting service. That's the one I use for my web clients, which include a number of large non-profits.

    Digital Ocean is a preferred host for IT professionals who are capable of handling all the techie-stuff, not for your average WordPress "portfolio" website. 

    Unfortunately, when it comes to the Internet, it doesn't much matter where you are hosted. If DO canceled them for some reason, they could just go to a Russian host.

    • notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

      That would be perfectly appropriate, parkhill. Vladdy would welcome them, they're his kind of people.

    • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

      So far, the Stormer seems hostless and homeless. It's blog is not working. Its forums either, now. Maybe that whole "men's social club" bbs  on the "Daily Stormer Discourse Server" is working out great for them (isn't that a euphemism for a porn chat site? Asking for a friend). 

      So explain how "Digital Ocean" comes into this. Assume I know just enough about web hosting to be dangerous.

      If Stormer did go to a Russian host, wouldn't this be obvious to our cyberwarfare folks, and could they block it in the USA, or have I been watching too many spy movies?

      Edit: I reblogged this on kos , and some of my questions are being answered. Trying to learn here.

  4. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    I couldn't resist sharing this Facebook meme a friend sent me:https://imgflip.com/i/1jkj4i

  5. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    I reblogged this on kos, and some helpful commenters clarified a couple of things. I don't want to edit the diary until it drops off the front page, but here are the corrections:

    Stormer’s email server was Zolo, and Zolo refused to host the email (not Yola as I had written).

    From Heartland Liberal:

    There are three components, all of which are independent: 1) the name of the web site must be registered with a domain registrar, e.g. GoDaddy, 2) DNS entries must be made with a DNS resolution provider, to point the name to a specific IP address, 3) the web site must be hosted on a web server somewhere. All three of these can be on different systems and providers.

    No domain registration, then you cannot set up DNS to point the name to a name server, then the web site will not come up via web name resolution. Anywhere.

    Registration of domain name pointing to a specific fixed assigned IP number is a totally separate process from the hosting of the web site itself, also. E.g. All my domains are registered for DNS resolution at one company, the domain names themselves are registered with GoDaddy, and my web server is sitting in the lower level of my own house, although it could be anywhere.

    So Stormer right now is on the "dark web", meaning that you can't find it with any normal internet search engine. They are using the Tor browser, which anonymizes the originators DNS number so that it no longer points to a specific location or machine. TheVerge.com investigators found Stormer, using the Hunchly software, and published a screen shot here.

    Most knowledgeable people are predicting that Stormer's CEO Anglin (FB says Anglin is this guy)  will find some Russian server to host the Stormer's files.

    UPDATE – they did find a Russian server, but it didn’t last. Apparently, the stormdouches were not useful enough idiots for the Russians to bother with. And their DDOS protection server, Cloudflare, has also dropped them now.
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    I suppose Anglin’s Angels were not useful enough idiots for the Russians to bother with.

    Not only that, but the Stormer, KKK Whizz David Duke and other organizers of the “unitetheright” rally in Charlottesville are the targets of a $3 million civil lawsuit from two people injured in the vehicular assault. Nice.

  6. FrankUnderwood says:

    Why stay with Daily Stormer when they can go work for Breitbart…….

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