So long GoDaddy and thanks for all the SOPA
Look, GoDaddy has done a number of things in the past that irritate a lot of people. Possibly the one thing everyone remembers was the banned Superbowl commercial. In my opinion — big freaking deal… sex sells. The next large event that
Then… there’s supporting SOPA. I don’t talk about politics much on here but it should be plain for anyone to see that I don’t like SOPA, I think it is a bad thing, and it should be stopped at all costs. Most of the companies that support SOPA are media groups, fine. Anyone who does any amount of technology work knows how badly SOPA could destroy the internet (Vint Serf invented the damn thing and he spoke up too. Since I spend a lot of time in tech, I fully understand the implications.
So simply put, I will not put my money with a company that willingly supports SOPA, and many others obviously feel the same way.
- LOLCats kingpin said he’d transfer his 1,000+ domains away from GoDaddy
- Gizmodo points out “As If You Needed Another Reason to Hate F*cking GoDaddy”
- Digital Trends also ran a story about a new GoDaddy boycott
I also have dozens of domain names that I own and transferring them all is not a cheap endeavor. Being that it’s the holiday season, I’m a little short on cash (there are discounts though). Even still, I strongly believe in voting with my pocketbook. While the Lolcat kingpin has threatened to leave GoDaddy, I’m putting my money where my mouth is and simply leaving. I also maintain domain registration for several companies I work/consult for — all of their domains will be transferred away from GoDaddy to alternative domain registers.
Supporting SOPA is unacceptable.