GoDaddy speaks out against SOPA

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Domain registrar GoDaddy stepped up and spoke out against the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The company, which previously appeared to support the bill and it’s companion, the Protect IP Act, now says it has changed its mind because the bill is too polarizing.

“GoDaddy opposes SOPA because the legislation has not fulfilled its basic requirement to build a consensus among stake-holders in the technology and Internet communities,” CEO Warren Adelman said in a statement.

Rival domain registrar NameCheap claims that on the “Move Your Domain Day” promotion it sponsored, around 25,000 GoDaddy customers transferred their domains to them, and says the company’s flip flopping on SOPA is to blame.

Read [PCMag]

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