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Old 12-23-2011   #1
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Default SOPA Sucks, and so does GoDaddy

Posted by LoganA on 12-23-2011 06:55 AM.

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Due to GoDaady’s support of the SOPA act, I am transferring the srb2.org domain from GoDaddy to Namecheap.
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Old 12-23-2011   #2
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Name cheap? Never heard of them, but as long as they don't support SOPA, all the better. SOPA Supporters don't deserve customers. (Nintendo included)
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Old 12-23-2011   #3
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I dont get it.What is a SOPA,and what would happen if there were no switch?
(Dont blame me,im french...)
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Old 12-23-2011   #4
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I dont get it.What is a SOPA,and what would happen if there were no switch?
(Dont blame me,im french...)
Stop Online Priacy Act... Trying to remove any copyrighted thing from the net.
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Old 12-23-2011   #5
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http://americancensorship.org/ - This site provides a lot of details of what SOPA is and what it entails.

Essentially SOPA is a bill currently in debate in Congress that outlines a draconian censorship method as a way of "combating piracy", essentially giving copyright holders the ability to censor whatever content they want to with no oversight by calling it a copyright violation, causing that web site to be removed from the internet entirely. It's the same basic technology that countries like China use to censor the web.

Obviously, as someone who supports free speech, I consider this blasphemy and so should you. GoDaddy came out in support of SOPA recently, so a lot of people, us included, are leaving them and taking our business to other companies to make the point that SOPA is completely unacceptable.
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Old 12-23-2011   #6
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http://www.godaddy.com/newscenter/re...78&isc=smtwsup

...So, GoDaddy no longer supports SOPA, it appears.
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Old 12-23-2011   #7
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Probably because we aren't the only ones who did that ^_~
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Old 12-23-2011   #8
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Yeah, Wikipedia pulled their site from GoDaddy, as well. I'd think they have much more weight in this matter.
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Old 12-24-2011   #9
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Just because they changed their mind, doesn't mean you should still support a company that would endorse such legislation until the poop hits the fan.
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Old 12-24-2011   #10
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Just because they changed their mind, doesn't mean you should still support a company that would endorse such legislation until the poop hits the fan.
I agree entirely. It's nearly, if not exactly, being a hypocrite.
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Old 12-24-2011   #11
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I hear that they still support SOPA (after all, they helped _draft_ the bill and they're also listed as an exception) and that their latest statement was really just PR trying to end the boycott before they lose any more money.
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Old 12-24-2011   #12
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I too have been making the move to NameCheap. Regardless of whether GoDaddy has said they no longer support it, it's an obvious PR move, they lobbied incredibly hard to ensure that they could be exempt from it (and succeeded, but only so they can use it as a competitive advantage probably), the fact that they supported it in the first place is enough to make me move.

tl;dr not supporting it means nothing, they supported it and I want nothing to do with a company that supports it at any moment in time.

NameCheap has a very friendly sales team, and the PR guy has been active in a number of SOPA-related anti-GoDaddy threads on Reddit. They have the coupon 'SOPASUCKS' up right now if anyone wants a bit off their transfer costs.
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I thought you were doing the switch due to their sexist advertisement.

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You DO realize this thread is three years old, right? GoDaddy has had that kind of ads for as long as I can remember. Sex sells.
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