This thread takes it lead from one of the three listed points here (No.3) and thus takes a lead from this idea using the follwoing new information regarding another website down to start off the inquiry and dicussion.
First Dailystomer was routed by service providers (ICANN, Google and Cloudflare were involved lots of in’s and out’s) and possibly their own poor judgement including technical judgment. I’ve never visited the website and only came to my attention during this breaking story the last week or so. I can’t actually comment about it’s content/setup (there is controversy over some video that went viral relating to the person who was killed at Charlottesville, haven’t seen it so can’t comment) but I assume it was similar-ish to the next target, Stormfront which has also fallen a foul of possibly domain registration service provider (GoDaddy) more info will probably come out over time. However the difference is Stormfromt seems to have simply disappeared without much ado compared to how Dailystormer was taken out.
I think I’ve looked at Stormfront maybe three times and hardly at all each time. AFAIK it was only forum, maybe it had a blog. No idea. However it seems to be a very large forum and forums looked to be organised by countries. If I’m not wrong, this website has been on the net for 27 years. Open to correction, I’m sure there is more on wiki.
Over the years people mention this website Stormfront my experience is always in the pejorative. Ok, so I expect there to be no tears shed nor is this thread is not here to defend content of these sties, their activities and what not but it seems from my cursory understanding this is has very deep and wide implication for the internet and how it works. Or maybe not. Maybe it will stop here and that’s it. However recent world events have seen DDOS directed at high traffic forums during fairly politically sensitive times for periods on days.
As the title suggest the internet and it’s utility for some, is in for some stormy weather and some more.