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Gareth Goddard

SOPA Godaddy Protest – 21,054 domains moved so far

This site as with most of my domains are registered under godaddy, with the reddit protest day on the 29th of December I will be attempting to move my domains to a new registrar. If you don’t know what’s going on, have a look at the SOPA bill that could pass, and you’ll notice godaddy as one of the supporters of the bill that could literally change the way the internet works and is accessed by everyone.Reddit picked up on this and decided to protest in their own way.

Reddit have decided to make it the 29th domain moving day to move your domains away from godaddy to one that doesn’t support SOPA. Godaddy are going back on their support now, but after initially claiming the reddit protest didn’t make a dent, 21,054 domains have been moved so far (and its not even the day of the official move yet) they are certainly going to feel it now and seem to be going back on their support, possibly just an attempt to stop people moving their domains away and forgetting the whole matter. Reportedly Wikipedia are moving all their domains away from godaddy and  the icanhazcheeseburger network are supposed to be moving their domains away (reportedly they have around 1000) so this is going to add up to a hundreds of thousands dollar impact on their business.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/12/24/go-daddy-lost-21054-domains-yesterday-in-wake-of-sopa-pr-disaster/