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Internet domain provider gives 24-hour ultimatum to white supremacist news website

GoDaddy told a popular neo-Nazi website Sunday that it has 24 hours to find a new domain host because it is severing ties over a terms of service violation. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

GoDaddy has informed a white supremacist and neo-Nazi website that they need to find another domain hosting service after the website published an extremely derogatory article about a woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

GoDaddy said on Twitter late Sunday they are severing ties with the Daily Stormer, a popular neo-Nazi “news” website.

In reply to numerous tweets regarding the Daily Stormer’s use of GoDaddy as a domain host, the web service wrote on Twitter: "We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service."

A spokesman for GoDaddy further explained to CNN that the defamatory article about 32-year-old Heather Heyer not only violates GoDaddy’s terms of service, but could lead to future violence.

"We have informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service. If no action is taken after 24 hours, we will cancel the service,” GoDaddy spokesman Dan Race told CNN.

"Given their latest article comes on the immediate heels of a violent act, we believe this type of article could incite additional violence, which violates our terms of service,” Race added.

Race said that GoDaddy only provides the domain service to the Daily Stormer and does not host its content.

The article in question labeled Heyer "fat and a drain on society” who "has no value” because she had yet to have children.

Heyer was killed on Saturday when an alleged neo-Nazi plowed his Dodge Challenger into a group of demonstrators counter-protesting the white nationalists. Heyer was the only person killed in the incident, which many have labeled domestic terrorism, while 19 others were injured.

The driver of that vehicle, 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, has been charged with second-degree murder among an assortment of other charges.

GoDaddy joins a growing list of companies that refuse to do business with the Daily Stormer. That list includes Google and PayPayl, according to ProPublica.

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