Records show one employee, Frederick Intrater, whose brother Andrew Intrater is the CEO of Columbus Nova, used his company's e-mail address to register Web domains and listed Columbus Nova as a registered organization along with the company's address.
Frederick Intrater said in a statement that he used his own money to buy the domains with the intention of later selling them profitably. He said he did not support white supremacy, adding that he was the Jew and son of a Holocaust survivor.
"Later, I thought better of the idea of selling domain names that have obvious connotations that are not consistent with my moral beliefs," the statement said, adding, "I have my brother or someone else at Columbus Nova never said so. " Intrater said he did not use the old-right domain names before they expired.
Public documents describe Columbus Nova as the US subsidiary of the Russian investment firm Renova Group, headed by Viktor Vekselberg, a cousin of Andrew and Frederick Intrater.