Amazon Partner GoDaddy Removes Gun Website From Its Servers

January 12, 2021 Updated: January 12, 2021

An Amazon partner on Monday removed a gun website from its servers.

AR15.com announced it had gone down.

“We’ve been booted from GoDaddy and are looking for an alternative solution,” it said in a social media statement.

GoDaddy couldn’t be reached.

AR15.com, which hosts a forum and publishes resources for gun owners, appeared to be live early Tuesday.

GoDaddy in 2018 moved most of its servers to Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s computing arm. Amazon Web Services (AWS) said at the time that GoDaddy was “going all-in” on AWS, “migrating the vast majority of its infrastructure as part of a multi-year transition.”

“AWS provides a superior global footprint and set of cloud capabilities which is why we selected them to meet our needs today and into the future. By operating on AWS, we’ll be able to innovate at the speed and scale we need to deliver powerful new tools that will help our customers run their own ventures and be successful online,” Charles Beadnall, chief technology officer at GoDaddy, said in a statement in 2018.

AWS kicked social media site Parler off its servers overnight Sunday. Amazon said Parler wasn’t properly moderating posts on its website, triggering a lawsuit that noted violent posts are commonplace on Twitter, which AWS still services.

Parler, a top Twitter competitor, saw an influx of users after Twitter banned President Donald Trump and a slew of other conservatives last week.

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