AR15.com update

If you are regular visitor to ARFCOM you probably already know this. But I got some email from someone a little behind the times so I thought I would update everyone here on the story with the GoDaddy deplatforming of AR15.com. Originally I thought GoDaddy was the hosting provider (as they are for this blog) for AR15.com. Hence when I looked up their current, and functional, IP address and found it belonged to Amazon I was concerned they hadn’t take as big a leap as necessary to escape the purge.

I was wrong. GoDaddy was only the domain registrar. It’s a lot easier and cheaper to get your domain registered than it is to change your hosting provider. They quickly changed their domain registrar (to Epik, the same as Gab) and were up and going again quickly.

It is claimed they have backup plans for other possible issues such as losing their hosting provider.

ARFCOM NEWS has all the details:

8 thoughts on “AR15.com update

  1. I believe we were, in essence, predicting this back in the late 1990s. We were talking about the “left” (which I now know to be Romanism) having a huge problem on their hands in the form of the internet. They were accustomed to controling the narrative, and here comes the internet in which anyone can become a publisher. That COULD NOT be allowed to stand, I said. We speculated, knowing they had the will and probably the means, but we had no idea how they’d go about it. Now see it in action, it is brilliant, and it isn’t just the internet they’re going after. They’re intimidating and silencing scientists, professors and medical professionals too.. It can only get worse, in both intensity and scope.

    This is as good a time as any to sugue into the morals and tactics of a successful “civil rights’ movement (nipped in the bud by the murder of its primary advocate), that being the one MLK is famous for advocating. Here is the pledge all his group’s members had to take;

    I HEREBY PLEDGE MYSELF – MY PERSON AND BODY – TO THE NONVIOLENT MOVEMENT. THEREFORE I WILL KEEP THE FOLLOWING TEN COMMANDMENTS:

    1. MEDITATE daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.
    2. REMEMBER always that the nonviolent movement in Birmingham seeks justice and reconciliation – not victory.
    3. WALK and TALK in the manner of love, for God is love.
    4. PRAY daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.
    5. SACRIFICE personal wishes in order that all men might be free.
    6. OBSERVE with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.
    7. SEEK to perform regular service for others and for the world.
    8. REFRAIN from the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.
    9. STRIVE to be in good spiritual and bodily health.
    10. FOLLOW the directions of the movement and of the captain on a demonstration.

    With all that behind it, and headed by a man named after Martin Luther (who 500 years ago made the solid case, based purely on Scripture, that the Roman Church was definately the anti-Christ), MLK’s movement was bound to succeed, wonderfully, and therefore they HAD to kill him. And then the Confederacy got Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton on their side (two of the more egregious “uncle toms” ever), and it’s been downhill for black Americans, and the country, ever since.

    Right. Any takers on MLK’s doctrine and practice? Didn’t think so. Nope; this time Rome wins;
    “…and all the world wondered after the beast” (for a short time).

    • I have noticed a lot of anger directed at the Courts for harshly dealing with rioters on the Right, while letting rioters on the Left off the hook.

      I have been thinking about this, and have been wondering: what if this unintentionally forces the Right to be the non-violent ones? Perhaps this will, in the end, prove to be the Left’s downfall.

      Time will tell. In the meantime, I have to moderate my comments — I shouldn’t let trolls get under my skin!

  2. The next shot in the online wars will be when major browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Safari push out a simple patch that removes Epik from the trusted Certificate Authority bundle. Apple, Google and the Mozilla project have all made censorious duck noises.

    Epik, I’m sure, will provide instructions on how to install their root CA certificate back into the browsers.

    The browsers programmers will fire back by implementing domain blacklist code that block certificates by regex patterns at the Subject Alternative Names field in the certificates.

    Epik will sue Apple and Google based on proven functionality tests for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, conspiracy, etc. Mozilla won’t get sued because they don’t have deep pockets, but they’re open source and their code base will get forked.

    Won’t be long before we find out if the internet as we know it will split into a SafeNet (controlled by progressives) and a FreeNet (the refuge for everyone else, probably illegal).

  3. How does IPFS affect the operation of domain registrars?

    Brave is moving to implement IPFS in its browser, in part to circumvent attempts to blacklist web content.

    • I didn’t know about IPFS until I looked it up after reading your comment.

      I don’t really know the answer to your question. My suspicion is they are, or nearly, completely separate.

      • I didn’t know either, but I think I should. I’m going to do some learning.
        First glance says it’s a lower level service, doing robust storage of data around the globe. It feels vaguely like the old saying “The internet views censorship as a network defect and routes around it” (which unfortunately isn’t as true as one might like it to be). That, and additional protection from malicious actors through crypto machinery.
        A good test scenario would be to build (or imagine building) something like Parler on top of IPFS. If that were to be done, would it be safe from attack by the Forces of Darkness? I don’t know yet.

        • IPFS is content addressable. You could build something like a Twitter competitor on top of IPFS; probably something like Facebook would be more at home.

          Consider Mastodon for something Twitter-like.

          I work a lot on stuff that is related to dWeb; there is a lot of experimentation underway there. Just search for dWeb (name of service you want) and you’ll find them.

        • “would it be safe from attack by the Forces of Darkness?”

          I doubt that any work of Man can be made safe from attack by the Forces of Darkness.

          (and yes, this is a riffing off “the Master’s house cannot be undone using the Master’s tools” because that itself is riffing off Christian thought)

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