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21,000 domains transfer out of Go Daddy in 1 day over SOPA

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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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21,000 domains transfer out of Go Daddy in 1 day over SOPA

From News.cnet.com


Domain registrar Go Daddy lost over 21,000 domains yesterday. It could be a coincidence--or it could be the result of the company's p.r. debacle over its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act.

Yesterday, Go Daddy actually reversed course and dropped its support for the controversial legislation. "Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it," Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman announced in a statement.


I'd say that was a successful little protest - hit 'em in the pocketbook where it hurts most and see how quickly these companies will side with the people and not Big Brother.

FTW!

A lot of people supported this transfer day but credits go to Anon. They're also taking this protest to each congressperson who supported this bill. (believe the first SOPA sponsor in their sites is Congressman Ron Portman of Ohio) Keep it up!




posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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I like how as soon as money is concerned they back up and revise their opinion.....amusing...



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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Wow, maybe there aren't as many people asleep as I thought! This is great! Thanks for the post.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA GoDaddy.

HEY GoDaddy: [color=limegreen]whose your "DADDY" now, eh?? Answer: The consumers, We The People are!!!!!!!!!


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posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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this is interesting
can anything be done about it?



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Or it could be because other hosts are offering big discounts for transfers.

As pointed out by Lifehacker.




  • Dreamhost is offering $50 off and four free domain registrations to anyone who signs up for a year of hosting using promo code SOPAROPA.
  • HostGator is offering 50% off your first month of hosting with coupon code NOSOPA.
  • Namecheap (your top pick for domain name registrars) offers up coupon code SOPASucks, which will get you a $6.99 domain transfer to their registration service.
  • A Small Orange also doesn't support SOPA and is offering 25% off shared hosting plans with coupon code OrangeYouGlad.
  • Name.com will give you 10% off any domains you want to transfer to them. They support .COM, .NET, .ORG, .TV, .INFO, .IN, .US, .CO, .ME, and .TEL. Just use coupon code NODADDY.
  • Hover.com is offering 10% off domain transfers with code SOPA. This includes their "transfer valet" service, in which they take care of all the tedious tasks that go along with moving a domain to a new registrar.




posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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this is interesting
can anything be done about it?


Sure, keep boycotting companies that have supported SOPA;

Oh, Poor GoDaddy: You just pissed off Anonymous Over #SOPA (FreakOutNation)

BOYCOTT these SOPA supporters! (Dailykos.com)
A list of companies to boycott with links to additional lists.

Paul Graham: SOPA Supporting Companies No Longer Allowed At YC Demo Day (techcrunch.com)

Kaspersky Dumps Anti-Piracy Group in SOPA Protest (torrentfreak.com)
Security vendor Kaspersky has announced it will withdraw its membership of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) over the group’s support of SOPA.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Not to mention this




posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Then kudos to them, for being business savvy AND for standing against SOPA.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Screw GoDaddy and their CEO. Anyone who hunts elephants every year under the guise of "helping" villagers needs to be stripped naked and let loose in a field while I sit in a deer blind with a bow.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:43 PM
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My point is that other businesses are seeing this as an opportunity, and have initiated advertising campaigns to capitalize. This makes it very difficult to suggest the numbers are caused by "protest" or greed (going with a better deal).

I personally don't think that it matters which host you go with. Unless SOPA has changed since last month when I read the details it is all about which nameserver you use as what it does is cause DNS lookups to fail. SOPA-blacklisted sites can still be accessed by IP. But even then there are only a dozen or so top level domain servers and it will likely be enforced there so once all the down-stream nameserver cycle their cache it is done.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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Yes, I agree with your assessment, but the more corporations - like goDaddy - that feel the pain from their very pissed-off customer base over SOPA, then the more pressure goDaddy can put back on the lawmakers. Clearly the lawmakers have abandoned listening to the little people, but money still matters to them and the more companies that buck this then the better.



posted on Dec, 24 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by Templeton
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I personally don't think that it matters which host you go with. Unless SOPA has changed since last month when I read the details it is all about which nameserver you use as what it does is cause DNS lookups to fail. SOPA-blacklisted sites can still be accessed by IP. But even then there are only a dozen or so top level domain servers and it will likely be enforced there so once all the down-stream nameserver cycle their cache it is done.


Well, part of it is the fact that they support it.. not what will happen because of it.

As to your thoughts about IP vs DNS.. from what I have understood (and I might be wrong), it is more than that. It give LEOs the power to freeze bank accounts, force deletion of complete websites, and send people to prison on felony charges.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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Thanks for bringing this to light! I had no idea they supported SOPA, I will be moving the 3 domains I have with GoDaddy to another host, I will never give a penny to those asshats ever again, completely ridiculous, a web hosting service that was always about freedom of speech supporting SOPA???? wtf!? I'm shocked.. ps.. doesn't matter if they retract their support and demonize the bill now, it's too late. They supported it even for an instant, they officially lose my business, and hopefully millions of others, forever.
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posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:41 AM
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According to this they haven't pulled their support of SOPA yet, merely decided to step back from being at the forefront of the push for it. The sad bottom line is that even if they pull all their support for it chances are good its still going to pass because we simply don't have the finances to fight the corporate interests who want this bill passed.



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 12:45 AM
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That's what I like to call...

Taking one to the chin...



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 03:16 AM
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im a musician and Fender and Gibson are on the list, never again will i buy any of their products



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 03:56 AM
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Nice move, didn't see Ibanez on the list, been wanting one for quite a while now



posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 04:37 AM
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Originally posted by Templeton
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Or it could be because other hosts are offering big discounts for transfers.

As pointed out by Lifehacker.
Errrr...other hosts are offering 'big discounts' all the time. 21K people don't suddenly transfer their domains over to another host because of discounts buddy. People who own websites aren't dumb, and they will be the people directly affected by these new laws. Of course they are going to take action if their own freaking host is backing SOPA. And of course Go Daddy are going to take action when large sums of money are involved.
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posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
21,000 domains transfer out of Go Daddy in 1 day over SOPA

From News.cnet.com


Domain registrar Go Daddy lost over 21,000 domains yesterday. It could be a coincidence--or it could be the result of the company's p.r. debacle over its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act.

Yesterday, Go Daddy actually reversed course and dropped its support for the controversial legislation. "Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it," Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman announced in a statement.


I'd say that was a successful little protest - hit 'em in the pocketbook where it hurts most and see how quickly these companies will side with the people and not Big Brother.

FTW!

A lot of people supported this transfer day but credits go to Anon. They're also taking this protest to each congressperson who supported this bill. (believe the first SOPA sponsor in their sites is Congressman Ron Portman of Ohio) Keep it up!




What gets my goat is that they never bothered asking the people in the first place... Just like ALL businesses, they recoil and do the right thing AFTER people pull out and turn the other way. Why not just ask the people first hand and not bother with the risk of loosing so many customers?

Wth is wrong with these big wigs today... So full of themselves to think they know what's best when they apparently, and obviously dont know a damn thing about what the people want.




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