The white supremacist website the Daily Stormer was removed from the list of Russian website domains after the Russian government asked for it to be removed.
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday it supports a "prompt decision" to kick the Daily Stormer out of its domain in Russia. Russia's Internet regulator also called for its removal.
#Zakharova: There is no place in #Russia for extremist ideology and propaganda of extremist ideas#extremism #diplomacy #US #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/Mx7QR2y9AX— MFA Russia (@mfa_russia) August 17, 2017
"The Daily Stormer website promotes neo-Nazi ideology, incites racial, national and other types of social discord. In this regard, Roskomnadzor asked the Ru-center domain name registrar to promptly consider the termination of the domain name's delegation in the national domain zone .ru," Alexander Zharov, the head of Roskomnadzor, the Internet regulator also known as Rozcom, said Thursday.
According to the Washington Times, Russia asked the company that manages Russian domains to remove the Daily Stormer, and the company complied.
The website was forced to move to the Russian domain name after Google and GoDaddy banned the website for violation of its terms of services earlier this week.
GoDaddy, one of the nation's largest domain and web hosting companies, announced its decision to remove the website Sunday after a Twitter user alerted the company to an article about Heather Heyer that mocked her looks, and said she was a victim of a "road rage" incident. Heyer was the 32-year-old woman who was killed by a white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.