Angry Reddit users are going to move their domains to other registrars on December 29 because GoDaddy supports SOPA.
i just finished writing GoDaddy a letter stating why I’m moving my small businesses 51 domains away from them, as well as my personal domains. I also pointed out that i transferred over 300 domains to them as a director of IT for a major American company.
I’m suggesting Dec 29th as move your domain away from GoDaddy day because of their support of SOPA. Who’s with me?
EDIT (Added Sources & Statements)
Source: “Go Daddy has a long history of supporting federal legislation directed toward combating illegal conduct on the Internet. For example, our company strongly supported the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008, the Protect Our Children Act of 2008, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT IP). Go Daddy has always supported both government and private industry efforts to identify and disable all types of illegal activity on the Internet. It is for these reasons that I’m still struggling with why some Internet companies oppose PROTECT IP and SOPA. There is no question that we need these added tools to counteract illegal foreign sites that are falling outside the jurisdiction of U.S. law enforcement. And there is clearly more that we could all be doing to adequately address the problems that exist.”
Name Cheap messaged me with a special discount code for reddit users: BYEBYEGD I’m not taking any positions i’m just reporting it. I asked him to give reddit users a better deal.
EDIT: Name.com messaged me with this. use “NODADDY” for 10% off transfer ins (COM, NET, ORG, TV, INFO, IN, US, CO, ME & TEL) and also receive 40% off any of our hosting plans. They also oppose sopa:http://blog.name.com/2011/12/getting-on-our-sopa-box-and-saving-you-money/
EDIT: HostGator is doing 50% off Shared / Reseller / VPS first month. Coupon code: NOSOPAhttp://blog.hostgator.com/2011/12/22/sopa-must-die/
EDIT: http://blog.easydns.org/2011/12/22/how-sopa-will-destroy-the-internet/ Another anti sopa registrar
EDIT: Contact GoDaddy Send your emails here: email@example.com (This is the “office of the president”, the highest non-corporate level you can talk to.) firstname.lastname@example.org (If this gets flooded they will take notice.) – from a fellow reddit user. I also emailed email@example.com before i ever posted this.
Update: Looks like we got their attention: They posted this http://support.godaddy.com/godaddy/go-daddys-position-on-sopa today. It’s from “october” but it was posted today.
NEW EDIT: I’ve been talking with a few organizations that suggest we keep the boycott going until, GoDaddy announces they are no longer in favor of the SOPA act. They are working to setup a domain, with facts, counters, and more. The holiday’s is going to make it a bit tough as our resources are limited because of family events but i will keep posting as it comes through.
UPDATE: heezburger’s Ben Huh: If GoDaddy Supports SOPA, We’re Taking Our 1000+ Domains Elsewherehttp://techcrunch.com/2011/12/22/cheezburgers-ben-huh-if-godaddy-supports-sopa-were-taking-our-1000-domains-elsewhere/
FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLING ME A LIAR…. HERE IS MY OUTLOOK INBOX http://i.imgur.com/cPkll.jpg
Pledge your support to boycott Godaddy here. http://godaddyboycott.org
It is evident from the above situation that GoDaddy’s support for SOPA is going to effect many online business in the near future. What is your stance over this issue? Do you support SOPA or Are you against it? Please give your views in the comment box below.