Dec. 22nd, 2011

redsage: (crack the whip)
If you have been following the debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act SOPA, you'll know that this proposed legislation would break the internet by allowing censorship of anything even vaguely kinda sorta resembling copyrighted material. It's extremely important for anyone who cares about art or technology or culture to oppose this.

I have been unimpressed with GoDaddy as a company for some time now, due to their sexist advertising and general douchebaggery. I didn't think it would happen, but they have reached a new low: they support SOPA.

If you own domains that are registered with GoDaddy, I strongly urge you to move them. I have been meaning to move my domains for a while, and this just provided the kick in the pants necessary to overcome my laziness on the matter.

There are a number of domain registrars who hate SOPA and are excited to take GoDaddy's customers. The following Reddit thread contains information on other registrars who are offering discounts and promotions to GoDaddy customers who wish to move:

Edit: Win! Looks like they dropped their support for SOPA:

Let's make it clear, though - a sudden reversal of opinion when presented with angry customers is not enough. GoDaddy actually participated in writing SOPA. A single press release does not makes this OK.

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