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GoDaddy loses over 37,000 domains due to SOPA stance

By Jos · 51 replies
Dec 26, 2011
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  1. It's been a hell of a Christmas weekend for GoDaddy. The hosting and domain registrar company lost more than 37,000 domains in the past couple of days due to its…

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  2. backo

    backo TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +9

    Go away Daddy!
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 620   +122

    Ha! That's great! I can't stand Go Daddy's commercials. They insult my intelligence.
  4. Captain555

    Captain555 TS Rookie

    Good, they have to learn there's a price to pay for supporting that SOPA crap.
  5. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 512   +8

    oh my science they sell t shirts...
  6. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 483   +356

  7. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 483   +356

    From 11/14/11 to 12/19/11 they've lost approximately 956,183 domain names.
  8. dedparrot

    dedparrot TS Rookie Posts: 67

    i hope they go out of business
  9. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,889   +1,162

    THIS is how you change the mentality of a business. You hit them where it hurts! In the pocketbook!
  10. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    i think what most people have problem with.... and the key ingredient here is... "without due process". this makes it all the difference. McCarthy era anyone? witch hunt?
  11. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 266

    It's now said their stance is changed. If they revert and becoeme pro-SOPA again, I'll be transferring my domains to someone else.
  12. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 483   +356

    They've already said that they only have retracted support for the current version of SOPA and they still want to work towards a more "Internet community friendly" version of SOPA. Meaning, they haven't really retracted support at all. This is just plain PR spin to make them look better, nothing more, nothing less.
  13. Behold the power of the internet community when threatened.

    Anger the people and you suffer the consequences, very, very immediately.

    Supporting this SOPA bilge is a great way to put yourself out of business online.
  14. Once my accounts expire I'll be transferring them also.. How can they change their stance after they admitted helping to write them !

    Guess the pocketbook will get all the other companies to rethink also.
  15. Now that they've lost huge amount of customers, does that mean they'd put up an even more dumber (like 10x dumber) commercial on Superbowl to keep up with the hype?
  16. twocans

    twocans TS Rookie

    I have 1.2k domains at godaddy, .coms, nets and .co.uk. I hate to think that godaddy will start policing the internet. I do not do anything wrong with my sites but I do feel I am giving godaddy support by using the services they provide. godaddy is not a police service.

    I do strongly not believe in "allow the U.S. Department of Justice and copyright holders to block access to sites accused of infringing copyright"

    The concept of "infringing copyright" can be minipulated by those with lots of money to stop the small man on the street to grow a legal business.

  17. First, we had to suffer under the industrial-military establishment in place after WWII the Korea War..

    Now, we have to watch out for Media companies destroying the balance in copyright law; and screw due process. Not only do content companies mostly provide crappy, repetitive, and fearful content, they now want to make our eyes into their content, their property.

    Personally, I stopped watching TV, except for some PBS without ads, years ago. Try it out! You can become who you are instead of what greedy corporations want you to perpetuate -- fear and ignorance.

    If they are that creative let them develop a different business model that doesn't imply interrupting your attention by blaring ads at you to buy crap its mostly bad for you.
  18. They also won't be pci compliant....does anyone here know of a company similar to go daddy that is pci compliant for my online store, that is simple to deal with like go daddy. Others I called are making it very difficult to switch over.....
  19. GoDaddy has become Go BigBrother.
  20. I beg to differ,
    There is no accountability on the internet. People hide behind rights and anonymity. I run a Independent Game Studio, I love the internet as a platform distribution method, but it also my biggest enemy. For ever legitimate game I sold that connects to my servers, NINE pirated copies of my game connect. That is 90% of my player base did not pay for my game, not to mention those who did not connect.

    I'm not a large company, only 2 other employees, it is a barely sustainable business, I could hire more employees if I were doing better. The hardest part is I know the big sites where people are pirating my games, I put in notices to shut the download down, they comply, but a day later there a new link to the download. They don't care and claim they are not responsible for what users upload and they are making money off this. And there is really no legal course for me to protect my IP because of this.

    Now I come along and want these sites shut down, and I'm the greedy one? I did all the hard work for my IP, and they make money from users stealing my IP and allowing others to download it?

    "Domestic production and consumption of counterfeit and pirated products costs the US
    economy $215 billion annually." -GPIC(Global Intellectual Property Center)
    You think the US government is going to do nothing about it.
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  22. I agree, hit them in the pocketbook, it is awesome to see the power of the consumer when companies try to manipulate us and how it sends a message to other companies that will see the impact on GoDaddy!
  23. I completely agree with you. I do not have cable and its amazing how much propaganda I am no longer subjected to by greedy seedy capitalist who only place value on money and things not to mention their questionable morals and values. We as people need to learn to think for ourselves and question everything!
  24. Go Daddy is wall street
    Go Daddy, KKR, Silver Lake & TCV Join Forces to Create Bigger Tech Powerhouse
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 16, 2011) – Go Daddy now officially includes strategic financial partners, KKR | Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is a wall street financial investment firm and now you now the truth.
  25. For the sake of Securing their overpriced Funds [and products].
    Politicians are trading away our [on-line] Freedom(s), for the sake of a campaign contribution.
    Drink the Kool-aid or develop some intelligence.

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