GoDaddy Faces Boycott Over SOPA Support

From: Rod-Lists 
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I urge everyone to move domains to another registrar.
I recommend Coastland Tech
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/12/godaddy-sopa/

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ I urge everyone to move domains to another registrar. I recommend Coastland Tech http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/12/godaddy-sopa/

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ I will be moving off of GoDaddy. My hosting provider uses them, so it will take a bit to get the info to switch. Do you or anyone else have referral links to good registrars?

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 http://www.directnic.com?5840 Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk70tMcACgkQABP1RO+tr2ReigCgtpjdnI+1hNTxICt/vm4DcjVh Nu4AoJX55+8OmobL2cNYEDzQE37foJL8 =uaX9 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ I already use Register4Less as my registrar

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I think I will be going here: http://www.namecheap.com/ Here is their official stance on SOPA: http://community.namecheap.com/blog/2011/12/22/we-say-no-to-sopa/ They have step by step instructions on how to transfer from GoDaddy here: http://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/876/83/how-to-transfer-a-domain-from-godaddy Use the following promo codes to get discounts: *SWITCH2NC* *XMASJOY **SOPASucks **BYEBYEGD Transfers look to be around 7 bucks or so using the discount codes. Just check to see whcih one gets you the best deal. *

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ When you transfer, make sure you are using a registrar that is ICANN accredited, and not some reseller. It would be pointless to switch to a registrar that is a just a godaddy reseller. LOL.

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ I'll probably move my domains over to domain.com. Their .coms are 3.99/yr right now and they gave me a 10% coupon code for moving away from GoDaddy: LEAVEGD

=============================================================== From: Matthew Keys ------------------------------------------------------ DynDNS also took an opposing position. : http://dyn.com/sopa-what-you-should-know-why-dyn-opposes-it/ I will be joining the GD boycott too.

=============================================================== From: Joshua Estes ------------------------------------------------------ I'll be moving mine to namecheap.com if you want to help me out, here's my affiliate link http://www.namecheap.com?aff=25592 - Joshua Estes @JoshuaEstes "If you live periods of your life in misery, when you remember back to those times, all you'll remember is the misery. The misery robs you of great memories you could otherwise be making."

=============================================================== From: Bobby ------------------------------------------------------ Namecheap looks good to me, as well. I don't know why I ever even used GoDaddy in the first place.

=============================================================== From: wes ------------------------------------------------------ Godaddy used to be the good price + good service place. It's been a long time though... -wes

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ I called to get the lowdown from GoDaddy and they referred me to: www.x.co/statement As of 12/23/11 they no longer support SOPA legislation. =46rom the response= of the person I spoke with, the reaction of the community was less than fav= orable and the immediate loss of business prompted a quick turnaround in the= ir stance. -AW

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ Too little, too late...

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Their flippy-floppy just reaffirms my decision to leave godaddy. I transfered all of my domains (only had 28 with them) to namecheap. After reading this statememt, and them changing their mind after the fact. Its icing on the cake for me. This was on reddit.com this morning: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/12/godaddy-faces-december-29-boycott-over-sopa-support.ars Look at the very bottom of the article. I will copy-pasta below: ------------------------Begin Copy-Pasta-------- *Update (6:18 PM)*: GoDaddy seems unimpressed by the boycott so far. They made the following statement to Ars Technica: "Go Daddy has received some emails that appear to stem from the boycott prompt, but we have not seen any impact to our business. We understand there are many differing opinions on the SOPA regulations." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So hours later, they change their mind totally? Screw them and the horse they rode in on.

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ I own around 200 domains and use their DNS, so I cannot just jump ship on a w= him. -AW : se of the person I spoke with, the reaction of the community was less than f= avorable and the immediate loss of business prompted a quick turnaround in t= heir stance.

=============================================================== From: Randy Yates ------------------------------------------------------ Over 500 domains here. It's going to take time for me to transfer mine too.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I just cant see supporting a company like GoDaddy that so adamently supported SOPA. And then see them release that janky statement that pretty much says "LOL... We were just kidding, we dont REALLY support it". If they helped sponsored the freaking bill, and were on the House Judiciary committee report as being a supporter, no public statement from them is going to change my opinion, they need to take action like other companies and oppose it and pull all funding from the pockets of those that created the legislation.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/12/victory-boycott-forces-godaddy-to-drop-its-support-for-sopa.ars BUWAHAHAHAHA Eff GD, as if their DNS issues aren't enough to discourage their use.... Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk7010EACgkQABP1RO+tr2RgfwCgqzDMlLvb0OA81YcSyoC4E0Z/ HvMAn1wJqyCcIwZJIXZjdmxiiK7/l3OP =u1Si -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 A whim plus a few screenshots and or XFR logs if you can actually coax a zone transfer out of their servers (don't think you can, when they started out you could, but pretty sure they've shut that down entirely these days). Granted with how slow their CP is, that could be a half day job, would require some dedication to your cause so to speak :) Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEUEARECAAYFAk70188ACgkQABP1RO+tr2RlVgCgj4Zy4hntlBB+L7vb9rSevNzi 9WgAlj92QwP+3VrqF/3Fa4E5SwvmdM8= =TJMh -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ +1 on GoDaddys crappy control panel. God I hated logging in to their site and navigate through the maze of upselling just to get to my control panel. Plus, when you are in an office environment, GoDaddy;s pages look a little like soft-core porn, it can be a bit embarassing and is very un-professional looking. It felt good to get off of GoDaddy and onto some other registrar. This whole SOPA debacle was just the kick in the pants I needed to make me do the switch.

=============================================================== From: Matthew Keys ------------------------------------------------------ http://godaddyboycott.org/=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 And while I only threw out the referral link earlier, there are a few reasons I use directnic. They are not the cheapest. They provide a rock solid product at a fair price, and you don't have to click through 4 pages of upselling to register a domain. They are also based in the Cayman Islands. CP is short and sweet form elements, nothing fancy, just quick and efficient. Those are my main reasons for using them. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk7021cACgkQABP1RO+tr2RM5QCdFE1dLhwmiEM3te6K1YJVJuMi uxAAmwXlfDHi/Qfqa1G4RGlkDZ0KvaQv =agnX -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ To add fuel to the GoDaddy boycott, Wikipedia is moving all of their domains away from GoDaddy. http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/no70i/wikipedia

=============================================================== From: Lisa Ridley ------------------------------------------------------ +1 for NameCheap I've been using NameCheap.com for a couple of years now, and have been = very happy with them. Easy control panels, extremely responsive = customer service. They throw in DNS registration protection for the 1st = year when you switch or register a new domain (usually charge something = like $2 a year for that). For whatever reason they also seem to get IP = / Domain Name changes out faster than any other service I've used -- it = rarely takes the proclaimed 48 hours to switch the IP on a domain. I've = had domains resolving to new IP addresses in less than half a day. domains away from GoDaddy. http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/no70i/wikipedia

=============================================================== From: cynicalgeek@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------ +1 Sent from my iPhone whim. e: nse of the person I spoke with, the reaction of the community was less than f= avorable and the immediate loss of business prompted a quick turnaround in t= heir stance.

=============================================================== From: cynicalgeek@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------ The Cayman Islands, tax shelter of the rich. Sent from my iPhone

=============================================================== From: rdflowers ------------------------------------------------------ I am now rd@boodaddy.org; I wonder what should be done for content with boodaddy.org ??? Quoting cynicalgeek@gmail.com:

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Dammit! I should have snagged that one when it came available! Dunno how I missed it. hehe. I have had boodaddy.net for a while now. Someone has had boodady.com for a long time, and has tried to sell it to me numerous times, maybe he will proposition you to buy it now. Have fun with it :)

=============================================================== From: Cynicalgeek ------------------------------------------------------ Register4Less has to be the most worthless domain registrar I have ever seen. Along with Web.com. I'm trying to make some changes with Register4Less.com this week and I think they are closed all week (I'll reply back and verify, but as of 11:57 AM Eastern, their answering machine is picking up, and the live support is not available.) If a domain registrar is not available year-round I'm not buying. CG

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ CG, So far, Namecheap has been outstanding for me. I had 2 domains that GoDaddy had "locked" from transfer for no apparant reason. I worked with Namecheap the entire time and they were giving me pointers and contact numbers for GoDaddy and I finally got them unlocked. So far, I am a big fan of namecheaps support.

=============================================================== From: Cynicalgeek ------------------------------------------------------ FYI, I was able to reach Register4Less support after 12PM Eastern so they are running on Pacific hours.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Why hasn't anyone brought up Google yet? They are very anti SOPA http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/domain.html *- Chad W. Smith* *"I like a man who's middle name is W."* President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Anyone got a link that we can paste into our FB status to help rally support AGAINST SOPA?

=============================================================== From: wes ------------------------------------------------------ Google is not a registrar themselves. They just send all your info over to their registration vendor (I've seen godaddy and enom so far) and provide a link to their control panel within your email admin panel. -wes

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I'm also a fan of Namecheap and do all of my business over there. First time purchases and transfers almost always get a discount, although renewals are usually not available for discounts. New purchases often times come with free 1-year Whois guard subscriptions, and sometimes come with free or discounted SSL certs. I've got about 20-25 domains over there that I manage. I actually just bought a new domain last night partly because of the $1.99 SSL cert that I was able to obtain with that purchase (as an added incentive, it's a domain I'm thinking about doing something with soon - not sure - and they threw in the .org version of it for free)

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ I just spoke to the leader of our 30+ singles group in Chattanooga. She's got several domains with GoDaddy, but seemed interested in switching, but didn't know who to switch to, so I gave her the info about NameCheap from Lynn's post.