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Boycott GoDaddy

I generally don't jump on boycotting bandwagons, usually because they are severely misguided and misinformed, and they're usually interested in spreading FUD more than just reporting the issue at hand. However, on December 29th, 2011, I will be transferring all of my 15 domains away from GoDaddy, because they support the SOPA and Protect IP bills. You can read more about this at http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/nmnie/godaddy_supports_sopa_im_transferring_51_domains/. Further, there is a boycott site for boycotting GoDaddy, where you can pledge that you will be moving your domains. This site is found at http://godaddyboycott.org/.

December 29th is the day, if I don't feel the itch to do it before then.

{ 9 } Comments

  1. Adam Stovicek using Firefox 8.0 on Ubuntu 64 bits | December 23, 2011 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    I've been wanting to move off of godaddy.com for some time now simply because of the way the site is designed (IE: information overload, order process, etc). Now I actually have a justifiable reason to jump ship. It couldn't have happened at a worse time with the holiday season but I'll make it work before the start of 2012.

  2. the One using Google Chrome 15.0.874.121 on Ubuntu | December 23, 2011 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Anyone care to actually document how to transfer domains?

  3. Adam Stovicek using Firefox 8.0 on Ubuntu 64 bits | December 23, 2011 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    @the One

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiC-rl5HRwo From godaddy to bluehost
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYEnbkMVgb4 From godaddy to name.com

    These two videos describe the process from godaddy to another registrar, the first being rather verbose while the second not so much. Of course, you don't have to use either Bluehost or Name.com, but the necessary steps are the same: unlocking, auth codes, verification codes. Naturally, the checkout process will vary from registrar to registrar.

    And domain registrars are always willing to help you transfer domains to their site so look for their support whether it's an online chat, phone number, or faq.

  4. Aaron Toponce using Debian IceWeasel 9.0 on GNU/Linux 64 bits | December 23, 2011 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    the One- Your new registrar should have plenty of documentation. But basically, the pseudocode will be something like:

    1. Unlock existing domains
    2. Get transfer code from existing registrar
    3. Give new registrar transfer code
    4. Transfer domain.
    5. Pay money.

  5. Me using Firefox 8.0 on Ubuntu 64 bits | December 23, 2011 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    I dumped all 4 of my GoDaddy domains recently, due to earlier shenanigans by GoDaddy. So I support this boycott and then some. :)

  6. Prafulla using Firefox 9.0 on Windows Vista | December 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    I found this step by step guide for transferring domains out of GoDaddy on Hacker News.
    http://blog.jeffepstein.me/post/14629857835/a-step-by-step-guide-to-transfer-domains-out-of-godaddy

  7. CTown using Firefox 8.0 on Ubuntu | December 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    It looks like GoDaddy changed their minds over SOPA:

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_internet_wins_godaddy_flip-flops_on_sopa.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+readwriteweb+%28ReadWriteWeb%29

  8. Darrin using Google Chrome 14.0.835.202 on Ubuntu | December 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Looks like GoDaddy has listened to its customers and has made a public statement that they no longer support SOPA.
    http://www.godaddy.com/newscenter/release-view.aspx?news_item_id=378

  9. Ron using Firefox 9.0.1 on Windows 7 | December 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Go Daddy reverses course - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/23/godaddy-sopa_n_1168000.html - if only everyone else would too.

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