View Full Version : Odinia Is Being Shut Down by GoDaddy

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, 07:09 PM
The website owner of the European spirituality website called Odinia has informed me her website was being shut down by GoDaddy and they are not allowing her to transfer the data to a new site.

She would like legal help to try to get godaddy to allow her to transfer the website data to a new website. Details on the issue and contact information is here.


Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, 10:35 PM
I look forward to vengeance on all of the haters of our Folk. It's so blatant, now. "GoDaddy" et al feel totally empowered to use their positions to push their mongrelizing anti-White hatred. Cleanse the world. Hail Odin.

Thursday, July 11th, 2019, 08:06 AM
Generally, they should give one a window of 24 hours during which they can move their data to another provider. AFAIK, that was the case with the Daily Stormer, who were also hosted with and booted off GoDaddy. Beyond those 24 hours? Probably not a lot can be done that doesn't involve the goodwill of the provider or, in the worst case, taking them to court.

Has she been given a reason why her account was terminated, as in violation of their ToS, etc.? It was probably part of this new move by tech giants to censor conservative and generally any politically incorrect, non-leftist approved content. She mentioned a Wikipedia article where GoDaddy was mentioned as their host, that might have been the apple of discord. In reality, GoDaddy probably don't care about the content from Odinia, they simply don't want to be smeared as the kind of provider that hosts "Neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and Holocaust denying WordPress websites". There has been increasing pressure from the left towards tech companies to censor and dissociate from conservative content. Consequently, most providers have included ambiguous, all-inclusive or undefined concepts such as "hate speech" in their ToS and use them to remove any undesired content. Nowadays it's no longer enough to cite free speech and a disclaimer that the content hosted does not necessarily represent the opinions of the host; if the content happens to be conservative - or otherwise politically incorrect -, tech companies also have to be unambiguously vocal against it, and crack down, or risk to be found guilty by association. Nevermind that Odinia probably doesn't even fit the definition of a "Neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and Holocaust denying WordPress website", but most tech companies won't bother to examine the content for themselves. They simply take the "better safe than sorry" approach, and dump anything that doesn't tickle the leftist fancy. Of course, certain companies' CEOs, such as Twitter's pride themselves with adhering to leftist values. In his own words, Twitter is so liberal that its conservative employees "donít feel safe to express their opinions". Not sure about GoDaddy. They did kick the Daily Stormer out, but then again, pretty much everyone else did. Either way, unfortunately atm there are very few - if any - tech giants that take a balanced, apolitical approach when it comes to such matters.

Anyway, she could try to write them a letter in a conciliatory tone, saying that she understands and respects their choice to do business with whomever they wish, but that she would appreciate a timeframe of x hours so that she could move her data elsewhere. If she is lucky, maybe she comes across a reasonable customer representative who escalates it with someone who can give her temporary access. Or she could try a totally different approach. It's probably not legal to simply freeze up one's data, but unless they decide to voluntarily hand it over, one would have to go to court in order to get their hands on it in the first place. AFAIK, unlike in Europe, in America one doesn't have to secure the court costs themselves if they sue. Laura Loomer for example recently filed a suit against Facebook (https://lauraloomer.us/2019/07/09/laura-loomer-files-3-billion-lawsuit-against-facebook-for-defamation/) for $3 billion, for example. Not much is guaranteed though, and such cases can drag. Some providers might want to avoid lawsuits though, especially if all it takes is to give someone 24 hours to move their content.

She might want to try Dreamhost, they're relatively pro free speech. And keep regular local backups. Considering nowadays' climate, it's likely to get even worse.

Friday, July 19th, 2019, 12:35 PM
GoDaddy is an awful company. I've heard a few stories about their awful business practices.