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Far-right social network Gab goes offline after GoDaddy tells it to find another domain registrar
Catherine Shu
@catherineshu / 10:28 PM PDT•October 28, 2018

https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/28/far-right-social-network-gab-goes-offline-after-godaddy-tells-it-to-find-another-domain-registrar/

UPDATE: Gab  is back online after Epik agreed to host it.

Gab, the far-right social network that the suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue used to share anti-Semitic posts, has gone offline after GoDaddy gave it 24 hours to find a new domain provider. GoDaddy’s  decision comes after PayPal, Medium, Stripe, and Joyent banned Gab’s accounts over the weekend.

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In an emailed statement, a GoDaddy spokesperson said Gab was told to move after breaking the domain registrar’s rules against violent content

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This is not the first time Gab has run afoul of its online service providers. Last year, Gab was banned from the Apple app store and Google Play for content violations. In August, Microsoft threatened to boot it from Azure web services if two anti-Semitic posts were not removed (the posts were taken down and Microsoft continued serving Gab). [Update: Microsoft told The Verge that it terminated Gab’s Azure agreement last month).

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