GoDaddy, an internet domain registrar site, removed the website promoting a “Miss Hitler” pageant from its platform on May 7.
The contest involves women submitting photos of themselves with Nazi imagery showing their love for Adolf Hitler.
GoDaddy said in a statement, “We have suspended the account and informed the account owner to move the domains in question to another registrar, as they have violated our terms of service.”
The Anti-Defamation Commission, which had urged GoDaddy to take down the site on May 3, praised the internet domain registrar for its decision.
“We thank the company for listening to our concerns and for declaring that anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers will never find a safe haven within the GoDaddy home,” the watchdog group said in a statement. “Allowing this site to remain would have crossed many red lines and would have sent the message that it is open season on the Jewish community.”
The Simon Wiesenthal Center tweeted, “75 [years] ago today, the civilized world rejoiced in total defeat of genocidal Nazi Germany. Hitler’s hate didn’t die in [a] bunker, there are new haters devoted to spreading [the] world’s oldest virus — anti-Semitism.”
75 yrs ago today, the civilized world rejoiced in total defeat of genocidal Nazi Germany. Hitler’s hate didn’t die in bunker, there are new haters devoted to spreading world’s oldest virus-anti-Semitism. https://t.co/0kWBKdGobE
— SimonWiesenthalCntr (@simonwiesenthal) May 8, 2020
In March, alleged Miss Hitler contestant and British resident Alice Cutter, 23, was arrested for her alleged involvement in the neo-Nazi National Action, which is banned in the United Kingdom. She allegedly entered the Miss Hitler pageant under the name Miss Buchenwald; Cutter has denied being a member of National Action.