The registration for James Von Brunn’s now-defunct white supremacist website, HolyWesternEmpire.org, was transferred out of Von Brunn’s name on June 1, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The information, which SPLC obtained through a search of online records, suggests that Von Brunn was at the time planning the attack on the Holocaust Museum of which he is now suspected, and may have wanted to ensure that the site continued.
Heidi Beirich of the SPLC told TPMmuckraker that on June 1 the site was transferred from Von Brunn’s name into that of Steve Reimink, of West Olive, Michigan. Searches of online records by others confirm that the site was registered to Reimink at the time of the shooting yesterday.
A woman named Patti Thompson, who is listed as a coordinator for the Ron Paul campaign in Michigan, shares the phone number that’s given for Reimink in the domain records for the site — and who appears to be his girlfriend.