GoDaddy supports SOPA

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    source: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/11/1...op-online-privacy-act-house-hearing-tomorrow/
     
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    The funny thing about that is that a judge in some buttfuck state like Nevada or something just ordered hundreds of sites seized and deindexed from "all search engines and social network sites" without giving the site owners notice, never mind an opportunity to defend themselves. Even sites that weren't even in his jurisdiction (The USA), and had all the domain names transferred to GoDaddy. I am sure if SOPA passes GoDaddy will be making a lot of money off of it.

    http://gizmodo.com/5863851/courts-order-sweeping-actions-against-fake-chanel-websites
     
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    Also http://namecheap.com (the domain name provider that ED uses) is offering huge deals right now to anyone who wants to transfer their domains away from GoDaddy. Coupon codes are SOPASucks and BYEBYEGD (srsly).
     
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    @zaiger I know you've got no contact with Wikipedia or sites like, say, 4chan, but have you and the other admins considered talking with the bosses on the other anti-SOPA sites in order to coordinate any resistance efforts?
     
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    there prices are good, next time im gonna launch a website i think i'll use namecheap
     
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    We were thinking of putting on Guy Fawkes masks and protesting outside congress. What do you think?
     
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    Lol time to pull fumo and s4 of the bench.
     
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    It smells like waffles in here.
     
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    don't you mean blue waffles?
     
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    yeah it was nevada.
     
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    GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman has had his job for a week. Not exactly a great week to start! But I chatted with the guy for his take on the company's SOPA surrender. Is he against SOPA? No.
    Citing "quite a bit of feedback from our customers," Adelman tried to explain GoDaddy's abrupt 180 on the bill. He wouldn't admit that boycotts and near-universal criticism of his firm had anything to do with the decision. Rather, mirroring the statement his company's PR smokestack put out earlier today, he he just doesn't believe SOPA is "ready in its current form." And everyone yelling about SOPA on the internet showed him the light. But when I asked him what aspects of the bill he took issue with, he refused to elaborate at all. Which is odd, given that the company had helped form the bill: "At a certain point we became involved where we provided commentary and provisions on this legislation that addressed areas that people had concern around," Adelman said. What areas did GoDaddy help with? No comment.
    So is GoDaddy now in the anti column, alongside Facebook, Google, and AOL?
    No.
    They're out of the ring entirely. Adelman said GoDaddy would be willing to resume its support of SOPA if there were a "consensus" among "internet leadership," but wouldn't tell me what such a consensus would even resemble. Given that neither the likes of Google or UMG are going to budge anytime soon, fathoming any kind of consensus is difficult. "I can't tell you what consensus looks like," he said—and neither can I, because it's so enormously unlikely. At the same time, Adelman refused to go on the record to say GoDaddy is against SOPA either.
    Given this, it's safe to say GoDaddy is going to keep its foot in its mouth in a state of PR neutrality and watch the rest of the battle play out, scared into the corner by the threat of lost business and a horrendous reputation. But don't expect this to be the last time GoDaddy gets involved with Congress—Adelman told me he believes the company's influence was "part and parcel of democracy." Shady domain registration services helping draft legislation that regulates their businesses—The American Way.
     
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    Congress pitches awful bill. Dozens of companies support awful bill. One of those companies is the reviled, asshole-ish GoDaddy. GoDaddy dismisses criticism. Internet decides it doesn't need GoDaddy. Let's do this.
    The idea of an organized GoDaddy domain walkout, prompted by lolcat baron Ben Huh and community organization on Reddit, is a damn good one. GoDaddy has already rolled its eyes at the idea of a boycott in a note to ArsTechnica:

    Go Daddy has received some emails that appear to stem from the boycott prompt, but we have not seen any impact to our business.​
    If you're currently doing business with GoDaddy, why don't you give them some impact on the 29th?
     
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    That sounds about right.
     
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    What? Did these sites have their hosts in that buttfuck state?
     
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    No. The sites were all over the world. The judge just ignored the laws.
     
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    Apple Supports SOPA Boycott Apple
    Microsoft Supports SOPA Boycott Microsoft
    I'm doing all these things, what about you, stupid cunts too retarded to use a real OS (Operating System - it's the logo that flashes before the login screen for those of you who use macs)
    Also LOL who the fuck uses godaddy.
    Die in a fire plz.
     
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    But how did judge buttfuck expand his jurisdiction to everything not-buttfuck?
     
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    That is a question you will have to ask the judge, because the rest of the world would like to know the same thing.