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GoDaddy accused of interfering with domain transfers

By Leeky
Dec 27, 2011
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  1. GoDaddy, the domain management and web hosting company suffered a rather bleak Christmas weekend after it became public news that the company was supporting SOPA. The company lost more than 37,000…

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  2. Clrabbit

    Clrabbit TS Rookie Posts: 90

    I never liked godaddy so I have nothing to pull away from them, otherwise I would join in.

    I just hope people don't get overly wrapped up in hating godaddy and forget to pass some of that boycotting action over to the other names on that list.
    I see many a music label that needs some good boycotting and not just for their stance on SOPA.
     
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +116

    I have a couple of dot com domains with them, and I must admit I've been meaning to move them to LCN where I have all my other domains for a while now.

    They don't make it easy though, I've transferred from other domain managers before and its been painless, but its like GoDaddy wants you to jump through a million hoops first. There email support is next to useless as well -- they're quite happy blaming everyone else than doing anything constructive. Least that is my experience of them in the dealings I have had with them.
     
  4. of course they will interfere. Companies will stop at nothing to make money !!
     
  5. Started the process of pulling my domains this morning
     
  6. petert

    petert TS Enthusiast Posts: 91   +26

    @clrabbit is right. Let's face it - people boycott the godaddy because they can easy switch to the existing alternatives. How about the others that support the SOPA? Would you stop buying movies and music from them? Would you refuse to take your girlfriend to a nice movie just because its producer is supporting the SOPA? Would you refuse to take a treatment just because the medicine is produced by a SOPA suporting company? Here on the list I see also Elsevier - if you are from an university you would know that it is quite hard to boycott Elsevier without loosing access to an important scientifical database.

    I think it is safe to assume that godaddy will be the only company that would suffer because of their support for SOPA. The rest of the companies suporting SOPA either they don't matter or they are too hard to boycott due to the fact that most of us cannot live without music or a good movie from time to time.
     
  7. Actually we use GoDaddy; we have used them for years and have not had any real problems with them and I don't see us moving just because of the SOPA issue. The main reason we have used GoDaddy has been price related though their prices are not quite as good as they once were. Overall it's a decent service. Yes, they made a mistake with the way they handled the SOPA issue but that doesn't really change their service. BTW - I'm against SOPA however it has not passed yet and I don't need to make knee jerk reactions to every single news item, especially when I may not have all the facts yet.
     
  8. shill shill shill
     
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    You're against SOPA but you're supporting companies that support SOPA. Then you try and pass off this nonsensical stance by saying that we "may not have all the facts yet". Oh yah sure thing man. Maybe GoDaddy was on the supporter list by accident or something, we just don't know the whole story. Keep telling yourself that.
     
  10. I just transferred my domain away and it was fast and painless. At least that if not my experience with them...
     
  11. good riddance
     
  12. So what? Are you an *****? He was satisfied with the company and even though he didn't like SOPA its not such a big deal for him to go through the hassle to switch companies, besides I have namecheap, and its decent but I doubt its any better than godaddy. If i had goddaddy I wouldn't change either.

    While this can cause problems and open up excuses for some people to intrude and try to get more control, most people that are against this are just cheap asses that are scared they won't be able to download games, movies and music and not face any consequences anymore, they only thing they know about sopa is that it wil try to stop pirating.
     
  13. You might consider reading the following article...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/toms-hardware-sopa-Stop-Online-Piracy-Act-PROTECT-IP-Senate,14393.html
     

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