Friday, December 23rd 2011

Go Daddy No Longer Supports SOPA

Go Daddy is no longer supporting SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” currently working its way through U.S. Congress. “Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, which is why Go Daddy has been working to help craft revisions to this legislation – but we can clearly do better,” Warren Adelman, Go Daddy’s newly appointed CEO, said. “It’s very important that all Internet stakeholders work together on this. Getting it right is worth the wait. Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it.”

Go Daddy and its General Counsel, Christine Jones, have worked with federal lawmakers for months to help craft revisions to legislation first introduced some three years ago. Jones has fought to express the concerns of the entire Internet community and to improve the bill by proposing changes to key defined terms, limitations on DNS filtering to ensure the integrity of the Internet, more significant consequences for frivolous claims and specific provisions to protect free speech.

“As a company that is all about innovation, with our own technology and in support of our customers, Go Daddy is rooted in the idea of First Amendment Rights and believes 100 percent that the Internet is a key engine for our new economy,” said Adelman.

In changing its position, Go Daddy remains steadfast in its promise to support security and stability of the Internet. In an effort to eliminate any confusion about its reversal on SOPA though, Jones has removed blog postings that had outlined areas of the bill Go Daddy did support.

“Go Daddy has always fought to preserve the intellectual property rights of third parties, and will continue to do so in the future,” Jones said.
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11 Comments on Go Daddy No Longer Supports SOPA

#1
LAN_deRf_HA
I wonder if they're being genuine here or just figure they can have their cake and eat it to. Push it till it's too late to take it back but withdraw from it for the PR.
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#2
iLLz
Clearly all the boycott talk changed their mind. "Move your domain" day gave them a kick in the ass, but I doubt its a genuine move. Just seems like they are trying to save face now. :shadedshu
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#3
TheMailMan78
Big Member
lol to late. They already released the federal beast.
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#4
Darkleoco
Just posturing so they don't lose business over it :shadedshu
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#5
BrooksyX
Obviously piracy is a bad thing but I don't support how they are trying to enforce it all. People are just trying to profit millions of dollars in the process of prosecuting others. You tell me who are the bigger crooks here?

Hopefully go daddy is going to actually going to stand behind this statement.
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crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
meh this is a Gov problem namely we have 70-80 year old geriatric morons, that have no idea what there bickering over. its sad we have a age requirment for congress and president in order for them to have experience but in todays age of constant evolving technology the generation in charge is out of touch and ignorant beyond belief.

and SOPA sucks. so does PIPA the Protect IP Act.

essentially one of the above two will fail to pass and the other will pass, both are just as BS filled and over reaching as the other. eitherway were all pretty much fucked.
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#8
entropy13
"Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it."

They just got pressured. They're not genuinely against SOPA. There had to be an external factor to make them change their mind.
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crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Wikipedia said F U to Go Daddy thats what happened

Go Daddy = Pro SOPA

Wikipedia = Anti SOPA

Wikipedia left Go Daddy since Wikipedia is a huge customer well you get the Idea Go Daddy reverses it stance or loses MORE customers.

As it stands Go Daddy lost Wikipedia for good.

well actually its more then that

These Big Three left Go Daddy yesterday
http://icanhascheezburger.com/ apparently moved over 1000 Domains to new host
Currently Ranked: 942 in USA 2688 Worldwide

http://imgur.com/ currently in the process of moving
Currently Ranked: 34 in USA 85 Worldwide

http://www.wikipedia.org/ moving the entirety of wikipedia to a new host
Currently Ranked: 7 in USA 6 Worldwide

3 Internet Heavy Weights basically said so long to Go Daddy that has to hurt them to some extent.

now just for a moment with how large these sites are, just image the loss in terms of money Go Daddy faces with there leaving
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#10
Fx
by: BrooksyX
Obviously piracy is a bad thing but I don't support how they are trying to enforce it all. People are just trying to profit millions of dollars in the process of prosecuting others. You tell me who are the bigger crooks here?

Hopefully go daddy is going to actually going to stand behind this statement.
this isnt so much about combating piracy as it is about censoring entities that conflicts with the government's agenda...
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TheGuruStud
by: Fx
this isnt so much about combating piracy as it is about censoring entities that conflicts with the government's agenda...
+999 repeating

That's all any bill since 2001 has been.
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