Shame on GoDaddy

Update: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that GoDaddy says they no longer support SOPA! The bad news is that it seems GoDaddy are liars.

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 oop@godaddy.com (This is the “office of the president”, the highest non-corporate level you can talk to) and/or suggestions@godaddy.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.

Update: Huge props to Ben Huh of the Cheezburger Network for his stance against GoDaddy.

You rock Ben!

About Aaron D. Campbell

Owner and lead developer at BlueDog, Aaron has 10+ years of web development experience, it a regular core contributor to the WordPress project, and has released many WordPress plugins.
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One thought on “Shame on GoDaddy

  1. Encouraging and requesting all of my clients (virtually all of which use godaddy).

    Most of my clients are small business and unfamiliar with SOPA so I’m linking them to the information being relayed by the mainstream sites such as the Forbes’ articles… Actually searching right now for non-partisan articles from well branded sources aside from Forbes (their info on the subject matter was really general and entirely insufficient…); so e-mail me if you already know of an article please.

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