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GoDaddy supports SOPA, plans being made for a 'move your domain day'

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 12:23 PM
Plans to a 'move your domain day,' targeting GoDaddy, are underway at Reddit. LINK Probably discussions are ongoing via other channels as well.


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. "Here Is Godaddy’s Statement In Support Of The Stop Online Privacy Act House Hearing Tomorrow", 15 Nov 2011
More at TechDirt: "Go Daddy Supports E-PARASITE Legislation Even Though Its Own Site Is Dedicated To Theft Of Property Under Terms Of The Bill"

My experience moving a domain is that it doesn't take one day. It takes nearly a week. So if my experience was typical, it would probably take longer if enough people implement the move all at once, with all the confirmation numbers and whatnot that are sent via email, etc.

However, it's a brilliant idea IMHO because it would definitely get the attention of GoDaddy.

These companies climb into bed with government agencies and politicians because they think (sometimes correctly ) that it'll help their company out financially. So if other companies see GoDaddy take a hit for their outrageously vocal support of federal legislation (read: aggression), it oughtta help other companies think twice about supporting tyranny.

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posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 12:54 PM
GoDaddy is also a web hosting provider; they do more web business than domain sales. It would be a better idea to cancel your accounts and move to a new web host!

posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 09:23 PM
Weren't they the hosts for ATS at one point? Are they still?

posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 09:39 PM
hey bud..soz..opened a thread with the same title, obviously did not use the search engine...a rare occurrence from my end, but hey..have you seen the twitter stuff going down ?

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 02:54 AM
I notice already GoDaddy are taking Down Ever Image Chan Sites
This isnt Good Folks
Erotica Artists are pissed.

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posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 02:01 PM
Looks like money talks

Godaddy Drops SOPA support

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 02:12 PM
reply to post by bigyin

haha that's brilliant. It will be a major set-back if we lose this communication tool. What makes the matter even more disgusting is that everything they are "protecting" belongs to everyone. The software development industry is perhaps one of the most important we have today, if only it would not grip so tightly to it's supposed secrets.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 02:35 PM
reply to post by bigyin

Oh rock ON! I saw an article just now at that includes this delicious observation:

GoDaddy's embarrassing climbdown took barely 24 hours. The boycott started on Thursday on reddit (an Ars sister site), but it quickly spread to the broader Internet. GoDaddy's competitors began offering special deals with promo codes like "SopaSucks" to entice GoDaddy switchers.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 02:43 PM
perversely Wikileaks going by their current tweets is all for SOPA

wikileaks twitter

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 09:12 PM
i want to know if this information is correct,

this unknown guy points out the "tools" for illegal file sharing were hosted on a sight by one of the supporters of SOPA

im sure glad this is a conspiricay site,
it sounds like the fast and the furious,

the very groups now pushing SOPA pushed out onto the net such programs as lime wire and bit torent.

this sounds like certain companies distributed file sharing software as a precursor to prosicute people using it.

this seems similar to letting guns "walk"

would the very companies whon are hurt by piracy allow downloads of piracy software so they can force people to feel sorry for them and allow for draconion take over powers for the net?

i report you decide


posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 09:57 PM
I currently own approximately 30 domains, with about 25 sites active, and I have NEVER used GoDaddy.
To be perfectly honest, I don't know why anyone uses them. They're hypocrites, and their CEO has a penchant for slaughtering elephants in Africa and creating sick little videos of the slaughter.

If anyone needs any other internet battles to fight, try the current .xxx tld headed by Stewart Lawley, the multimillionaire who's attempting to create an adult ghetto on the internet so he can control and tax the adult industry, while supporting censorship and assisting service providers in creating a "premium" charged adult access service.

As with every other business in the world, the mega-rich corporate scum are forming their monopolies.

posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 03:55 AM
So, they pulled all the blog spots as directed by there attorney as not create any confusion ? huh.,
then the CEO stated " we wont support it unless the Internet community supports it. "

All the Go daddy CEO did was damage control; thus proving they cannot be trusted. This CEO knew very well what he was doing from the beginning of SOPA and helped to draft it. All the the CEO is doing is listening to the money, not the people as he would like the customers to think.

Some people I know are still going to pull their domains anyway. like I said , All Go Daddy proved is that they can no longer be trusted. The CEO will keep his trap shut next time, that if there is a next time. Go daddy might no go under, but they will no longer be a major player in the business from this day forward.

My wife heard this also and asked me what I thought. I told her , All Go-Daddy did was give you a reason not to trust them, now or in the future. So she and her friends are moving all 102 web sites from Go-Daddy after the school Christmas break, yeah you guessed it. It;s a school giving them the boot. I decided to join them and move several domains myself, so that makes it 109.

I don't believe the CEO of this company as far as I can throw a bus. we wont support it unless the Internet community supports it. " last week there on the hill working on something else. dump your account people.

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posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 07:03 AM
they reported something like 37K domains that are going to be moved or supposedly moved. Isn't it refreshing that the number of domains pointed out is as relevant as the fly on my wall. What they failed and will not announce isn't the 37k domains, but something in the tune of over 700k domains and sites owned by a small very very small in number group of people that required a single tweet and hell broke loose within godaddy as mentioned in my first post.

crawlers start crawling


posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 09:38 PM
so after decades of supporting companies running sweatshops, starting wars and destroying the world people finally take a stand when their porn is threatened, well I guess it's better than nothing

posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 09:59 PM
I honestly don't think it is really going to matter in the end result for godaddy or any of these other hosting services whether they were for or against SOPA, the governments got it all nicely bottled up and they will have their way whether anyone likes it or not.
just look at every bill that's come before the house and the senate? they've all passed, their objective agendas are coming into reality and nothing is going to stop them.....NOTHING

posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 10:54 PM
reply to post by bigyin

Well that makes me never ever want to donate to them. No matter how often I see one of those obnoxious banners asking for dough.

posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 10:56 PM
Just stumbled upon this at Boing Boing: "Who needs SOPA when you have GoDaddy's shutdown policy?"

David Rusenko, co-founder of website hosting service, describes how GoDaddy wiped his domain name records, only restoring them after a phone call. All it took was a single complaint against a single user.

"They had received a complaint about the content of a site, and that they were removing the DNS entries for because of it. I asked him if they had contacted us previously -- he responded that they hadn't. The site in question featured a bad review of a local business, and that business had complained."

Rusenko immediately transferred the domain away from GoDaddy to prevent it from happening again.

Just think: if a complaint is all it takes to get GoDaddy to shutter domains now, imagine how tempting it will be to complain should its policies become the law of the land.

posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 01:21 AM
today was my 1st time hearing about SOPA and Im glade to see people besides myself that's aware

posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 01:33 AM
Do not make the mistake and think that SOPA primarily has to do with "anti piracy", because it does not.
Piracy is ALREADY illegal - there is no reason for such a law.

It is my firm belief that this SOPA bill would be mainly used to give the Gvt and corporates more control to be able to "block" inconvenient sites, like Wikileaks and similar, under the guise of "copyright violation". It is no coincidence that this bill came to the table after the Wikileaks "affair".

It would be a bill which is "custom made" to only benefit the big corporates and it would bring some scary implications, for example it would enable internet providers to spy on their user's internet traffic and similar. No normal person would even remotely benefit from this bill.

For the avg. US American user this would also mean that the Gvt or whoever can at ANY TIME globally block access to whatever "foreign" sites - in other words: It is CENSORSHIP.

Also..i have read a blog today where people reported that Godaddy is starting shady practices making it impossible or very hard for people to move their domains. I myself own hundreds of domains, but only ONE at GD..and this only because the previous owner could not "push" the domain to my provider, but i will certainly even move that ONE domain to my other provider. This bill is BAD.
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posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 11:58 AM
And GoDaddy, through magical powers of unicorns and spaceships, reversed their opinion of SOPA:


Or it was the money. But I'm betting on the unicorns.

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