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GoDaddy Now Opposes SOPA

 12:22 pm on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

GoDaddy Now Opposes SOPA [news.cnet.com]
"Dump GoDaddy Day" appears to have worked.

GoDaddy, the domain register targeted by online activists in response to its enthusiasm for a pair of Hollywood-backed copyright bills, has finally denounced the legislation in response to a boycott scheduled for today.

Warren Adelman, the company's chief executive, said today that "GoDaddy opposes SOPA," meaning the Stop Online Piracy Act, which is facing a House of Representatives committee vote next month.



 2:39 pm on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

They don't oppose SOPA; they're just lying now because it's costing them business.

I do feel that there needs to be a Piracy Act, but the powers of the affected party need to be dialed down or else the internet would be quickly shut down. I'm all for stopping piracy, but without killing the internet.


 3:12 pm on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

^ *ding*ding*ding*

I think everyone who actually uses that crap of a service called godaddy should still promptly dump them!

The piracy thing is a little dicey, once they cross that line I don't think they'll ever stop making new ones until the net is worse then what they have in china.

It would be like stopping peaceful protest without banning free speech, they'd be in the back rooms saying wow if we can get away with that what else could we do. It would then be a downward spiral to doom.

It will end up hurting normal people while the pirates carry on.

Do they mpaa or riaa even understand that pirates aren't even their customers? People who want to watch the movies go to the theater, people who don't care or don't wanna watch the movie - DON'T!

They think if they shut down every site in the world their movie and music sales would shoot into outer space? no cause those people want to see the movie do and the ones that don't don't.

They aren't your paying customers anyway. The witch hunt will gain you nothing!


 3:45 pm on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

denounced the legislation

they denounced it because in the days previous to "Dump GoDaddy Day" they had already lost 70,000 customers because of their support.
They then denounced it merely as a damage limiting exercise


 5:04 pm on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

What GoDaddy opposes is mass customer exit.

There's better reasons to bail on GoDaddy which one of our members summed up today:
You actually charge for domain parking. NOBODY ELSE charges for domain parking


Amen sister!


 5:09 pm on Dec 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

GoDaddy lost my business on Dec 29, I took advantage of the namecheap coupon code.

At one time I had over 100 domains with them, now I have 2 because I'm just leaving them there until they expire. The best way to let GoDaddy know what you think of their business practices is to use your pocketbook .... err... credit card. Take your money and business elsewhere. They won't see another penny from me. Maybe someday they'll get a clue... I suspect as long as Bob's there, they won't.

I didn't like the phone calls pressuring me to renew my domains right then and there to get a good deal. I didn't like hunting for a coupon code just to save a few bucks at renewal time. I didn't like the constant upsells. The advertising I didn't care about. The elephant thing was tacky. Bye-bye Bob.


 5:17 pm on Dec 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

Is there a reliable number for how many domain registrations they lost (domains transferred out) in this mess?

Is it anywhere near a significant percentage of the total number of domains registered there?

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