The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a horrible idea. It threatens the Internet in the US, and thus it directly threatens my livelihood. I like how Adam Savage of MythBusters fame put it in SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It:
Make no mistake: These bills aren’t simply unconstitutional, they are anticonstitutional. … If we allow Congress to pass these draconian laws, we’ll be joining nations like China and Iran in filtering what we allow people to see, do, and say on the Web. And we’re better than that.
Well, I found out yesterday that GoDaddy supports this awful legislation. At first I assumed it was a mistake. No tech company could get behind something like this. However, after doing my due diligence I found that it is unfortunately true. If you want to contact GoDaddy, send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org (This is the “office of the president”, the highest non-corporate level you can talk to) and/or email@example.com.
I may not be a big customer with my 32 domains, but definitely put my money where my mouth is. I just spent $256.38 to move 30 of my domains to Namecheap using the promo code BYEBYEGD and the other two will move as soon as they’re 60 days old (01/30/2012). I encourage you to do the same.