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When the Daily Stormer lost control of its .com domain in the face of a social media protest, the infamous hate site sought virtual refuge in Russia.
For a few hours on Wednesday, the site re-appeared at the domain “dailystormer.ru” before the site lost DDoS protection from CloudFlare and disappeared from the Web once again.
Now the Russians have nixed the Daily Stormer’s new online home, citing the country’s laws against hate speech.
According to Radio Free Europe, the Russian company responsible for registering the Daily Stormer’s Russian domain received a letter from Russian authorities asking it “to look into the possibility of register suspension due to extremist content of this domain.
So we decided to suspend [the] domain Dailystormer.ru.”
“Russian law has established a very strict regime for combatting any kind of extremism in the Internet,” said Aleksandr Zharov, head of the Roskomnadzor, the Russian government agency responsible for media and Internet regulation.
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