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Iceland authorities weighing options after neo-Nazi site registers there

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:54 pm

Story : https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/09/neo-nazi-daily-stormer-may-have-foun





For the last six weeks, the neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer has struggled to find a permanent domain name. The site lost its original .com address last month after site editor Andrew Anglin wrote a post mocking Heather Heyer, victim of the deadly hit-and-run attack in Charlottesville. The site bounced around from domain to domain, with each registrar canceling the site's service within a few hours or days of registration.

But for the last week, the site has been available at an address at Iceland's .is domain. ISNIC, Iceland's domain authority, is pondering how to handle the situation.

“What we worry about is the reputation of the .is domain,” ISNIC CEO Jens Pétur Jensen told the Reykjavik Grapevine. “ISNIC does not want to have the reputation that we’re a safe haven for criminals.”

Iceland has hate speech law that (as translated by the Grapevine) prohibits “dissemination of speech that in ‘a ridiculing, slanderous, insulting, threatening, or any other manner’ targets an individual or groups based, amongst other things, on their race or religion.”







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