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Google canceled the domain registration for a neo-Nazi website that GoDaddy also banned

Google claims the site was “violating our terms of service.”

Vigils Held Across For Country For Victims Of Violence At White Nationalist Rally In Charlottesville, Virginia Scott Olson / Getty

Google has denied a web domain application for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that is looking for a new place to host its content online.

GoDaddy, which also provides web hosting services, initially cut ties with the site late Sunday night after it published articles mocking the death of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killed Saturday when a car plowed into protestors in Virginia.

Heyer was protesting a separate White Nationalist protest that had turned violent and generated national headlines. GoDaddy told the New York Times on Monday that the Daily Stormer’s article was the “type of article could incite additional violence, which violates our terms of service.”

A Google spokesperson confirmed Monday that it, too, has cancelled The Daily Stormer’s web domain application, saying, “We are cancelling Daily Stormer’s registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service.” It did not specify what parts of the terms of service the website would violate.

It’s a notable move in that Google’s YouTube, along with Facebook and Twitter, have been criticized in the past for not taking a strong enough stand on what types of content they host. All the sites remove certain content, like child pornography or terrorist violence, but have refrained from trying to “police” their platforms in fear of muzzling free speech.

Facebook and Twitter, for example, condemn hate groups and racism, but usually only act when content is promoting or inciting violence against a specific group of people.

Most other “controversial” content in this vein is allowed to remain up in the name of free speech.

Additional reporting by Tony Romm.

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