GoDaddy Supports SOPA

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by velocityg4, Dec 23, 2011.

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Will you be boycotting GoDaddy?

Poll closed Dec 29, 2011.
  1. Yes, I plan to remove all my domains from GoDaddy.

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Don't use GoDaddy or have a website. But would not use them.

    11 vote(s)
    73.3%
  3. Nope fully support SOPA.

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    #1
    It seems GoDaddy has issued a statement supporting SOPA. There is now a boycott of GoDaddy underway to switch domain providers and hurt GoDaddy in the wallet. GoDaddy has since recanted their position after the rucous they caused. Which is too little too late.

    SOPA is the stop online piracy act. Which sounds nice going by the title. However, it is actually a measure that would force ISPs to block access to websites considered to be supporting piracy. This isn't something that can just block some little iffy site. But sites like Facebook, Youtube &c can be effected as well. Since some users post links to copyrighted files.

    Companies and organizations such as Google, Microsoft, Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU are all opposed to SOPA. This is internet censorship something that can just lead to further stronger censorship.

    40 Internet companies opposed to SOPA.

    I'll be pulling my domains and hosted accounts. If boycotting be sure to choose someone that doesn't actually sell GoDaddy domains under their name like Google does. Right now I'm considering namecheap.com.
     
  2. velocityg4 thread starter macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    I did say they recanted their position. They already stated support though. So that just means they still really support just no longer officially because of the backlash.

    Just like anyone else being caught doing something wrong. Then recanting saying it is wrong to do.
     
  3. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    #4
    Boycott went pretty successfully it seems.

    However, just because GoDaddy issued a press release saying it doesn't make it true yet. Lets see them withdraw their name from the list of companies supporting SOPA formally and stop funding lobbyists that support SOPA. I doubt we'll actually see any of that; they'll just support it quietly.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yes, you say in your post they recanted, but your headline still reads they support, which is why I wanted to post clearly

    Saying they really support even though they recanted is a little misleading, especially with the headline IMO
     
  5. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    They supported SOPA, and then...they got hated on. So now they don't.



    Great publicity for them. /sarcasm.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #8
    I stopped dealing with godaddy, not because of this, but because I'm tired their marketing.
     
  7. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    #9
    GoDaddy is a horrible hosting provider. I've had many clients who had terrible experiences with them. If you know anyone who still uses them, urge them into going somewhere else.

    HostGator is a good alternative.
     
  8. ILikeTurtles macrumors 6502

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    I 2nd the vote for HostGator. Great company, very responsive.
     
  9. carboncocoa macrumors member

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    #11
    I find Bluehost’s customer service to be excellent.

    Speaking to one of their reps is always pleasant.
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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    #12
    They still support it, just not publicly anymore.
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    GoDaddy now officially opposes SOPA

    I don't use GoDaddy, I use HostGator, so I have no dawg in this hunt
    Whether you believe them or not, this is now their official position
     
  12. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    I switched from GoDaddy right around the protest, but because I was tired of their support. I had a chain of emails where each response was 100% prefab and not related at all to my questions. I asked about server load, and they replied with instructions on how to buy a domain name.

    Plus, I don't like SOPA, so that works well :D
     

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