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Originally posted by Helig
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.
Originally posted by mnmcandiez
Not to mention this
The report indicates that over 15,000 domains were transferred off Thursday and another 21,054 domains on Friday. If you factor in the $6.99 to $10.99 fees associated with each of those domain registrations, Go Daddy is losing a significant amount of money.
PLEASE NOTE he does NOT SAY that he is no longer supporting SOPA (goDaddy still is!), but only that they will let OTHERS "carry the ball forward".
In an interview with Mashable shortly after GoDaddy announced its withdrawal of support for the Stop Online Piracy Act, new company CEO Warren Adelman said that the web hosting and domain registration service was acting purely in the best interest of its customers and would now “let others carry the ball forward” as the fiercely contested piece of legislation continues to make its way through Congress.
“After digesting what was being said online and looking at how we got involved in the process, we came to the conclusion that it wasn’t ready in its current state and that we’d step back and let others provide leadership,” Adelman said.
Pressed for further clarification on Friday, a GoDaddy spokesperson simply reiterated that the “we have withdrawn our support of SOPA,” but would not say whether the company would take an active stance against the bill in its current form — something major sites and services such as Tumblr, Firefox and Reddit have done.