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GoDaddy & SOPA

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MrBlue, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    Not sure if this has already been announce here but GoDaddy is on the list of companies that support SOPA.

    Full list of companies that support SOPA:
    Code:
    http://judiciary.house.gov/issues/Rouge%20Websites/SOPA%20Supporters.pdf
    I urge you, if you can, to move any GoDaddy products you may have to another domain registrar and/or hosting provider.

    Reddit users are proposing that December 29 be named "Move Your Domain Away From GoDaddy Day" There are many domain registrars offering discounts right now for domain transfers away from GoDaddy.

    Code:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/nmnie/godaddy_supports_sopa_im_transferring_51_domains/
    


    MOD edit:

    http://blog.jeffepstein.me/post/14629857835/a-step-by-step-guide-to-transfer-domains-out-of-godaddy
    Spread the word, only many will be heard.
    Google cached version: http://bit.ly/tuUW9b

    Anti GoDaddy/SOPA discounts & coupon codes:
    1. Name.com - services: domain transfer / hosting - discount:10%/40% - coupon code: "NODADDY"
    2. HostGator - services: shared / reseller / VPS first month - discount: 50% - coupon code: NOSOPA
    3. Namecheap - services: domain transfer - discount:$6.99 - coupon codes: "SOPASucks"

    The following companies are official GoDaddy resellers...don't be fooled:
    Code:
    http://www.starfieldtech.com/
    http://www.bluerazor.com/
    http://www.wildwestdomains.com/
    http://renegadedomains.com/
    http://www.actnowdomains.com
    http://www.fxdomains.com/
    http://www.luckyregister.com/
    http://gowebsite.com/
    http://www.domainzoo.com/
    http://www.koredomains.com/
    http://www.websitespot.com/
    http://www.ocssolutions.com/
    Any site where the shopping cart takes you to :securepaynet.net
    

    MOD edit2: Victory

    http://www.godaddy.com/newscenter/release-view.aspx?news_item_id=378
     
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  2. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I'll be moving them soon,but I dont think I will be able to, until mid January.
     
  3. Subsonic

    Subsonic Regular Member

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    I didn't know that, I'm in!
     
  4. zverr

    zverr Regular Member

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    I wonder how fucked up go daddy can become ...
     
  5. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

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    I read this on Reddit also.

    I always hated GoDaddy.. but yes move your domains/hosting out!
     
  6. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP

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    Must be nice to have enough money to lobby the government to get laws created for you.
     
  7. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I like the political correctness of the above. I 'd rephrase it like this:

    "Must be nice to have enough money to buy the laws you want". That reflects better on reality.
     
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  8. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    If a website is property and it is confiscated without due process isn't that against the constitution? Its been a while since social studies class so idk.
     
  9. orzyman

    orzyman Senior Member

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    damn i have to be very fast before my domains get looked up
    oh by the way go daddy sucks :p
     
  10. auuuu

    auuuu Elite Member

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    Any article about this SOPA? is just USA related or also Europe?
     
  11. BlueOrchard

    BlueOrchard Regular Member

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    This is why I use internetbs :p
     
  12. synfig

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    Time to tweet and write about this in blog. Spread the word. Let them lose customers this holiday, that will put some sense into their brains.
     
  13. MrBlue

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    SOPA is an American government initiative but rest assured this will affect EVERYONE!

    Code:
    http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/22/2648219/stop-online-piracy-act-sopa-what-is-it
    Code:
    http://techcrunch.com/tag/sopa/
    Code:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=sopa
     
  14. Stalli0n

    Stalli0n Junior Member

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    godaddy sucks anyways ^^
     
  15. royal2b

    royal2b Regular Member

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    Been keeping a close on Sopa as well .. Will be moving my domains on the 29th as well...
    Im surprised there isn't that much noise around the site about this crippling bill ...
    There isn't a field online this wont affect ...

    Also go fill out the petition on Whitehouse.gov .. about 40k signatures in about 4 days

    https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions
     
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  16. scrapefox

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    Namecheap have declared their stance, and they are not in favour of it. Unfortunately I can't post a link yet, but Google "namecheap sopa" and you'll see their post.
     
  17. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    I completely agree. We need to spread the word. SOPA will have a direct impact on anyone who makes money online.

    Code:
    http://community.namecheap.com/blog/2011/12/22/we-say-no-to-sopa/
     
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  18. GimmeMoney

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    Yet another reason to leave GoDaddy for Namecheap.
     
  19. JasonZ10

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    I only have 4 domains on GD but I'm definitely switching all of them over to namecheap on the 29th. I saw that reddit post and came here to make a thread about it, but I guess you beat me to it.

    I think I speak for everyone when I say
    Fuck GoDaddy and Fuck SOPA/PIPA
     
  20. gb5000

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    I beleive that if this bil goes into law, Godaddy would be on the receiving end of the domains seized by the US govt (can't remember where I read about it).

    Which is one of the reasons why they support it. I wouldn't be surprised if there is some back door deals that went down to put themselves in position to be the "go to" domain register for "confiscated" domains. Which, if it does happen, would likely increase thier "traffic" overnight if they get a hold of some big websites www address.

    So I think their "support" is more or less them trying to set themselves up for a traffic windfall.

    But yeah, everyone should move their domains, and, if you can, your hosting as well. HG is better anyways!
     
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