Controversial site 8chan tries for a comeback under a new name - 2019-10-09

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F0.png Controversial site 8chan tries for a comeback under a new name October 9, 2019, Oscar Gonzalez, CNET

Notorious imageboard 8chan has rebranded itself as 8kun. The site went offline in August following a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart, and this is the first mention of a new site.

The official 8chan Twitter account tweeted a video featuring the new logo on Sunday. 8kun -- "kun" is a Japanese suffix used when speaking to teenage boys, while "chan" is for children -- is not online yet. Site admin Ron Watkins tweeted Sunday the site is being tested internally.

The site was registered with Toronto-based Tucows, one of the largest domain registrars in the world, on Sept. 7.

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