What started as a defiant comment on Reddit.com referencing the Internet domain registrar GoDaddy and its support of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)has turned into a potential online boycott of GoDaddy itself. Six hours ago, Reddit user selfprodigy posted, “GoDaddy supports SOPA, I’m transferring 51 domains & suggesting a move your domain day.” He also pointed that he transferred over 300 domains to them as a director of IT for a major American company, and put out a call to action for December 29th to be “move your domain away from GoDaddy day.”
In GoDaddy’s written statement in support of SOPA, the company issued the following:
Go Daddy is committed to doing everything it can to ensure that the Internet is a safe and trustworthy way to communicate and conduct business. We are grateful that this Committee agrees that it’s time for increased enforcement action because U.S. businesses are hurting, and those of us in the Internet ecosystem are in a unique position to help.
The House Judiciary Committee that is overseeing the voting process of SOPA has released a document listing 142 companies that support the bill. GoDaddy appears to be the only domain registrar. No surprises there. Most of the establishments listed are media conglomerates, publishing companies and associations.
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