Brian Patrick Byrne wrote an article on The Daily Beast that takes a shot at GoDaddy and their providing registration and privacy services to white nationalist sites.
In an article that has to be uncomfortable for the Arizona based company. Byrne points to specific registrants and some of their actions.
It’s like we discussed last week with GoDaddy taking RapeKids.com down from auction. There are so many controversial names that registrars and aftermarket sites walk the line between censorship and offensive to many.
From the article:
GoDaddy, the largest domain registrar in the world, has defended its decision to provide a privacy service—designed to shield contact information from the public—to The Daily Stormer, AltRight.com, and several other white nationalist and neo-Nazi sites, despite warning customers in literal bold type to “not even think about using our service” to partake in “morally offensive activity.”
In another part there is discussion about the news of the day on Wednesday that surrounded CNN.
Ben Butler, GoDaddy’s director of network abuse, told The Daily Beast that this latest Daily Stormer article did not breach Domains By Proxy’s terms. “We do not see a reason to take any action under our terms of service as [the article] does not promote or encourage violence against people. While we detest the sentiment of this site and the article in question, we support first amendment rights and, similar to the principles of free speech, that sometimes means allowing such tasteless, ignorant content.”
Read the full article here