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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The founder of the internet’s oldest white supremacist site said he was trying to get back online Monday after a company revoked its domain name following complaints that it promotes hatred and is linked to dozens of murders.

Don Black, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who has operated stormfront.org since 1995, said he didn’t receive any warning before Network Solutions blocked the use of the stormfront.org name on Friday.

Stormfront.org had more than 300,000 registered users, Black said, with traffic increasing since a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Popular with the KKK and neo-Nazi groups, the site included forums where users sometimes promoted white power events.

“I’m talking to my lawyers, and that’s about all I can do right now,” Black, of West Palm Beach, Florida, said in a telephone interview. “I can switch to another domain, but it might wind up the same way.”

Another major white supremacist website, The Daily Stormer, was previously shut down by the web-hosting company Go Daddy and then Google after the violence in Charlottesville.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said the stormfront.org shutdown followed complaints it filed with Network Solutions alleging the site promotes not only hate speech but deadly violence.

A spokesman for Network Solutions didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment.

Users of Black’s website have been implicated in more than 100 killings, according to the complaint, including 77 people slain by neo-Nazi Anders Breivik at a camp in Norway in 2011.

“Especially in the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville and the spike in hate crimes across the country, Stormfront crossed the line of permissible speech and incited and promoted violence,” said a statement by Kristen Clarke, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Black, speaking about the shutdown during an online radio show Monday, said his site had rules against promoting violence or any crime.

Black was a state KKK leader under former Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke, who appeared on the radio show following Black and expressed his “full support” for Black and the website.

“He was the first major site defending the rights of white people,” said Duke.

Black has been involved in the white supremacy movement since the 1970s and was convicted in 1981 for his role in a right-wing plot to overthrow the government of Caribbean island nation of Dominica.

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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13 thoughts on “Oldest White Supremacist Site Shut Down After Complaint

  1. I bet 45 share his views about “mixing of the races.”it is a cave man’s mentality. I would bet 45 forbade his kids from dating blks.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    Did you see the interview with the old white guy trying to explain why he was wearing a “white lives matter” t-shirt? To put it “intelligently” he was saying that their race was becoming extinct, there was too much mixing of the races, no pure white anymore. He was fighting to preserve his white supremacy by protecting the confederate statues, isn’t that just one of the saddest things you’ve ever heard? lol

  3. Passing Through! on said:

    How sick, a group of people who come together to express their hate for everyone who doesn’t look like them, people who are stupid, animalistic and unevolved enough to believe they can get rid of 45 million black people along with every other non-white race and take us back to 1950. They couldn’t stop Dr. King, couldn’t stop Barak Obama from becoming president, so what make these Neanderthals believe their racism will get rid of black people. I mean, what’s the overall goal of the KKK? We know they hate us, but what’s the overall goal. A group of mentally ill, poor, uneducated white trash who feel victimized because a black man can become president, equal rights for everyone else is a strike against their white privilege. And if Hitler was alive today he would march the majority of these losers right to the oven. WE AIN”T GOING NO WHERE!

    • It’s also ironic that the stupid young AmerNazis who express hatred of Muslims among other minorities, don’t realize that their messiah Hitler was an Islamophile-sharing mutual anti-semitism with the Grand Mufti of Palestine and other Muslim religious and political leaders whom he met with during the 1930s in a plan to exile Jews out of Germany. They said to Der Fuhrer they wanted no more Jews in the Middle East so he eventually evolved from exile to the infamous “Final Solution.”

  4. specialt757 on said:

    Isn’t it ironic that his last name is “Black” and he’s never had it changed? Hateful white folks are interesting…well not really, but usually they are predictable.

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