In case you haven’t heard the news, GoDaddy supports SOPA (Stop Online Privacy Act). As a result, I am pulling all my domains away from GoDaddy, and I suggest you do the same.
Here is a step by step guide to transferring your domains from GoDaddy to NameCheap.
Also, here is the original Reddit thread that started the GoDaddy transfer movement. It contains a lot of great information, alternatives, and discounts. As of now, GoDaddy seems unimpressed with the effort, and has released this statement to Ars Technica:
Go Daddy has received some emails that appear to stem from the boycott prompt, but we have not seen any impact to our business. We understand there are many differing opinions on the SOPA regulations.
Let’s show them that we won’t go down without a fight.
In addition, whether you have domains hosted with GoDaddy or not, I urge you to call your representative and express your sentiments on SOPA. Let’s prove that the people still have some power.
Update: GoDaddy has changed their stance and now says that it is opposing SOPA. I, for one, will still be taking my business elsewhere.
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