A little over a year ago in my article Neo-Nazis and the Right to be on the Internet, I detailed the whole debacle with Cloudflare, Google, GoDaddy, Tucows, and more taking The Daily Stormer off of the internet and how I was so opposed to it because of how it was done, and not to mention the fact that the media made it more popular than ever by making it public, as well as making them a martyr to white supremacists and neo-nazis.
However, to my surprise when I was writing a few articles, I came across my article I had mentioned earlier, and decided to look up The Daily Stormer and what they were up to. It seems they have left the Darknet and come back to the clearnet. I fired up the whois program on my Linux box and decided to do a little digging. It appears the original thedailystormer.com domain is still on Tucows where I last saw it, but I believe that domain name is now red-flagged, so it appears they picked up a new Domain name, dailystormer.name on February 2nd, 2018. The raw output of the whois as of December 24th, 2018 was:
Registry Domain ID: 134599033_DOMAIN_NAME-VRSN
Domain Name: DAILYSTORMER.NAME
Registrar: Eranet International Limited
Registrar IANA ID: 1868
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: [email protected]
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +867563810566
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 16342862_CONTACT_NAME-VRSN
Registry Admin ID: 16342863_CONTACT_NAME-VRSN
Registry Tech ID: 16342864_CONTACT_NAME-VRSN
Registry Billing ID: 16342865_CONTACT_NAME-VRSN
Name Server: F1G1NS1.DNSPOD.NET
Name Server ID: 70272662_HOST_NAME-VRSN
Name Server: F1G1NS2.DNSPOD.NET
Name Server ID: 70272663_HOST_NAME-VRSN
Created On: 2018-02-02T20:34:17Z
Expires On: 2019-02-02T20:34:17Z
Updated On: 2018-08-23T13:35:23Z
As of writing this article, it looks like the new site is on an older WordPress version to manage the content (4.9.4 to be specific) and since they are this far behind, it is safe to presume they aren’t prepared for cyber attacks, especially seeing as they don’t have Cloudflare in front of their site anymore. Though they probably opted not to use Cloudflare because Cloudflare was one of the biggest reasons they were shut out of the internet. It’s even further obvious they don’t have any IT knowledge when they are solely funded through Bitcoin, and it looks like they are still relying on a Pre Segwit Bitcoin address to receive their money, as Paypal and all conventional methods of payment have been shut down for them. This also appears to be the same exact website, just migrated to the new domain. I could go on about the dozens of other security and such issues with their website, but I don’t want this article to turn into an article about how a Jew from Moroccans (Aka Brown People) would improve their website.
While I vehemently detest their views and lack of rational logic or facts on many issues, I do applaud their return to Clearnet Internet. For I am a firm believer in sunlight being the best disinfectant, and would rather have their stupid views aired out for all to see, so we can poke holes in their flimsy logic. By removing them off of the internet, you have made them a martyr, and in the eyes of many you have proven they are in fact being persecuted for their views, and you have vindicated their abhorrent views. Adolf Hitler and Martin Luther King Jr. despite being completely on opposite ends of the spectrum, have one thing in common, their views and respective movements only grew in power to the point of becoming a powerhouse of change when they were imprisoned, and martyred for their views.
For now it seems as if the Daily Stormer, has gone under the radar due to the name change, so I am wondering if whether that’s because the bigger tech companies are unaware, or if they are aware and just have decided to leave them alone for now after the backlash they received from Free, Libre, and Open Source advocates such as myself who promote a free internet for all. I personally, despite being Jewish and from brown people, welcome their return to the Clearnet. Now if you excuse me, I feel a very long, hot shower is needed to clean the filth off of me about defending and applauding a Neo-Nazi website like the Daily Stormer, just like I needed when I wrote the first article about them.