THE GoDaddy.com web hosting company has taken down the domain of the site running the “Miss Hitler 2020” pageant, following pressure from the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC).
The competition, run by the so-called World Truth Historical Revisionism website, encourages women to enter by posting sexy Nazi-themed photos together with an entry explaining why they “love and revere the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler”.
“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,” GoDaddy said in a statement.
The ADC had appealed to GoDaddy.com to take down the domain due to its running the neo-Nazi pageant, calling it “an incitement to murder”.
In previous years women sent in photographs of themselves performing Nazi salutes, at neo-Nazi rallies, or posing with Nazi memorabilia.
Responding to the announcement, ADC chairman Dvir Abramovich called the decision “a glorious victory of good over evil”, thanking the company “for declaring that antisemites and Holocaust deniers will never find a safe haven within the GoDaddy home”.
The group said that “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”.
“With this decision, GoDaddy has chosen morality over profits, and decided to stand with the victims and survivors.”
Abramovich added all internet giants need to do better in cracking down on Nazi propaganda.
“Digital hate and terrorism represent one of the most serious threats to our democracy,” he said.