There doesn't appear to be much hosted on Epik's 45.88.202 netblock right now—all we discovered was TDS and this site, which dubs itself "The World's #1 Source of National Socialist Material."

Enlarge / There doesn't appear to be much hosted on Epik's 45.88.202 netblock right now—all we discovered was TDS and this site, which dubs itself "The World's #1 Source of National Socialist Material." (credit: Jim Salter)

As of Monday, 8chan was down due to a complete disconnection of its host Epik's services from the netblock it leased from its upstream provider, Voxility. The disconnection took notorious white nationalist site The Daily Stormer—and any other Epik customers hosted at Voxility—down with it.

Today, 8chan and The Daily Stormer are both back up. The Daily Stormer is up on its original Epik/Voxility netblock, while 8chan has popped up on a netblock owned by Reno, Nevada-based N.T. Technology.

We first discovered that 8chan was back online after testing its deep Web site, using the Tor browser. The site appeared to be offline entirely, and there's little in the way of diagnostic tools available for the Tor network—but after leaving a window open and unresponsive for over 12 minutes, the site loaded. Hovering over links within the .onion site showed they were targeted to a non-deep-Web 8chan subdomain—and to our surprise, those links loaded. This led us to re-examine both the site's DNS and overall hosting status.

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