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GoDaddy Faces Boycott Over SOPA Support

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This is a hot topic today.

 

Major Internet companies have formed a united front in their opposition to the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. Well, almost. One exception has been the domain registrar GoDaddy. In an op-ed published in Politico shortly after SOPA was introduced in the House, GoDaddy applauded the bill and called opponents “myopic.”

 

Now furious Internet users at reddit (owned by Advance Publications, which also owns Condé Nast) have organized a boycott of the registrar.

 

GoDaddy Faces Boycott Over SOPA Support

 

If you want to move, SitePoint has this post: GoDaddy Supports SOPA – Here’s How To Transfer Your Domains

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That's very interesting and very scary. It's amazing how politicians have the ability to screw up everything that is good.

A couple of days ago I saw something where some admitted they didn't know how the internet works.

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Good news! It seems that GoDaddy has reversed their decision http://www.computerw...pport_from_SOPA

Apparently that doesn't matter. People are still moving. Transfers are still being made and are slow due to the huge volume.

 

At the end of this article (GoDaddy “no longer supports sopa” after Cheezburger, Wikipedia, & others threaten boycott) there are some other big name companies on the support list:

GoDaddy was one of a number of organisations to support the bill, including Sony, Microsoft, Dell, and MacAfee. But the bill faces strong opposition from Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Mozilla, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay, AOL, and Zynga.

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