AR15.com Website Removed from GoDaddy Internet Domain
On Monday, January 11th, the Twitter account for AR15.com, a website claiming to be "the world's largest firearm community," announced that their site was down due to being "booted from GoDaddy."
Following that, they announced that some could still connect to their servers through that domain, but "that's going to end eventually. DNS will eventually stop looking up the correct location of the server."
A conservative magazine touted, The Federalist, spoke to the owners of the website, who said, "On Monday, January 11, 2021, I received notice from our site registrar that AR15.com had violated their terms of service and that AR15.com would be shut down immediately. The registrar’s decision to de-platform AR15.com was final and no method to appeal was offered. It remains unclear specifically what content allegedly violated the registrar’s terms of service.”
According to the owners of the site, GoDaddy claimed that their site "both promotes and encourages violence," and didn't offer any examples of that claim. GoDaddy then told them they had 24 hours to relocate their business.
The AR15.com site is still up and running on a new url.