GoDaddy takes down Richard Spencer's alt-right website

GoDaddy has taken down the website over what it says were terms of service violations. The site, which was founded by white nationalist Richard Spencer, is still unavailable at this time. GoDaddy gave the site's administrator 48 hours to transfer the domain to a different host, otherwise it will be lost.

The news, which was first reported by BuzzFeed, follows a similar action by GoDaddy last year against white supremacist website Daily Stormer. This time around, the company says "encouraged and promoted violence in a direct and threatening manner," a violation that earned it the banhammer.

The site was taken offline yesterday and remains that way approximately 24 hours later. Spencer told BuzzFeed that he and his team are working on a "permanent" solution to the problem, something that may "take some time." He didn't elaborate on that plan, however.

The website has increasingly faced troubles. In the recent past, the website was "deplatformed" from WePay, according to a tweet by Spencer, cutting off its ability to process payments. Last month, a pair of Facebook Pages associated with Spencer were taken down by the social network.

White supremacist website Stromfront faced similar problems last year after getting the boot from its domain registrar. That forum has since returned to the open web, however.

SOURCE: BuzzFeed