Wikipedia sites leave GoDaddy due to SOPA concerns

By Rick · 10 replies
Mar 13, 2012
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  1. The Wikimedia Foundation announced it has ditched GoDaddy in favor of a new domain registrar. The foundation claims it had been mulling over the idea for some time as their…

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    Owned, GoDaddy just suffered another hit, one of the majors this time.
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    I personally can't stand companies who think they can get my business by flashing women in front of me. It's insulting to my intelligence and I'm not unusually bright. GoDaddy can crash and burn for all I care.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,725   +3,700

    @ Ranger12, You have my vote.
  5. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    and yet GoDaddy does nothing about Chinese knockoff sites...sigh
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    We just started using GoDaddy at work for domain registrations, Man are they cheap, I guess they are trying to bring in business and have managed to fool our Director with Naked Lady's.

    Shows the intelligence level of our Director in an "I.T." company...
  7. Ranger12 +1
  8. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Ranger12 - +1
    Wikipedia - +many
  9. Well, i used wikipedia from time to time but I was pretty unbiased about it overall... until now. This would be one of the few times id say this about something on the internet but here it is: ****ing thank you, wikipedia, for having a pair. I mean that in a good way.
  10. jackal2687

    jackal2687 TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    I would never boycott something because PETA wanted me too. Those guys are supporters of domestic terrorism. Otherwise Godaddy had it coming and they will have to adapt or die like everything else.
  11. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Yes Im glad to see Wiki pulling back to a different domain name as well. And I would boycott a business who's owner went on safari and killed elephants. Not many of those left and im sure not the easiest of creatures to breed. It shows a strong lack of moral fiber and a general selfishness to go kill an elephant for kicks IMO.
    Godaddy is still expecting the average MALE consumer to pay with his dingdong. Like they think we are all slavering slack jaw gravy sweating cousin...lovers. I can appreciate a smoking hot woman as well as the next guy, but I in no way see how said hot chick equates to a website address that doesnt involve titles depicting porn. Maybe we as Americans are maturing a bit. Sure sex sells, but too much sex just makes whatever youre selling seem tawdry and cheap.

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