Content Not allowed in AUP of most web hosting companies
- Hate-fueled violence, online hate speech and racist commentary or propaganda like promotion of anti-semitism and Islamophobia
- Hate speech or praise of terrorist acts or hate crimes
- Unauthorized copying of music, books, photographs, or any other copyrighted work
- Content which is obscene, threatening and illegal
- defamatory material
- child pornography or content perceived to be child pornography (Lolita)
- Forums and websites that distribute or link to warez/pirated/illegal content
- Promotion of Illegal activities
- use of a domain name for unlawful purposes
Web Hosting companies have full rights to terminate the agreement with such sites at any time.
- (November 08, 2019) The anonymous message board 8chan returns online, under a new name, 8kun after being booted off the internet. The tech company Cloudflare refused to provide it with critical services such as a functioning web address to the site in August 2019. The site claimed to have served violent extremists to incite violence and a place to air and spread their violent and often racist messages.
Administrator of the website, Ron Watkins said, that the site was inaccessible because it was being hit with overwhelming traffic.
- (November 05, 2018) Gab permanently banned 200 accounts for repeatedly violating its guidelines around threats of violence by using threatening language, which clearly, directly and incontrovertibly infringes on the safety of another user. Furthermore removed 1,000 posts that threatened violence.
- (August 2017) Google suspended Gab from Google Play app store. On behalf of insufficient level of moderation, included for content that encourages violence and advocates hate against groups of people
- (August 17, 2017) Squarespace pulls hate sites from its web hosting service. The company revealed on the Verge that 48 hours removal notice given to websites, for violating its policy banning advocacy of bigotry and hate.
- Airbnb confirmed canceled the accounts and bookings of users attending the Unite the Right event, citing the company’s policies that ban discrimination based on “race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.”
- (August 15, 2017) GoDaddy and Google have refused service to a notorious neo-Nazi with hate content. First GoDaddy kicks off, The Daily Stormer to move the domain to another provider in 24 hours, as they have violated terms of service. Then they moved the domain to Google and hosted it on the France-based server company. Google preemptively blocked the move and canceled registration for violating our terms of service. Both Google and Hosting company later confirmed to Vox about the termination of The Daily Stormer’s account and locked its hosting server.A woman demonstrating against the white nationals died in a Violent clash. While participating in a counter-protest against the ‘Unite the Right rally', Charlottesville, Virginia, between white nationalists and people protesting the racist groups. The Daily Stormer website was full of racist memes celebrating the violence and injury of black victims. Historically, the site made posts that encourage an audience to harass female targets, sexually assault women, and harass women until they cry. Facebook actively removed posts that glorify the horrendous act committed in Charlottesville. Web Hosting companies GoDaddy and Airbnb take a public stand against white nationalist groups. Google and GoDaddy banned the web domain of neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer, and Airbnb dropped accounts of rally attendees.