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GoDaddy Plays Dirty: Thwarts Domain Transfers To Competitors

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    GoDaddy has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. It all started when it expressed support for the American Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) internet censorship which no one in their right mind would support, unless they have a vested interest like the RIAA/MPAA or News International (Rupert Murdoch) and especially not a company that is in the business of supporting the very infrastructure of the internet, such as a domain registrar. They initially made this surprising statement in support of SOPA:
    However, there was a very predictable and severe backlash from everyone that wasn't a vested interest, which would have likely resulted in GoDaddy winning the race to the bottom and going bust Real Soon Now. Therefore, GoDaddy were forced to backpedal furiously on their true feelings in this press release as a damage limitation exercise.

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    While it appears that most of the backlash has been averted, there must still be a significant number of defections, so GoDaddy have started playing a little dirty by thwarting domain transfers to competitors. They have done this by supplying incomplete WHOIS information to those competitors, a practice that is expressly against ICANN rules. This has been claimed by competitor Namecheap in a blog post today:
    It's obvious that dirty tricks like this are going to be picked up very quickly by their competitors and shouted from the rooftops. This will tarnish their damaged reputation even more, so one wonders why they even bother with knee-jerk actions like this. Perhaps it was that arrow to the knee that did it?
     
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    That's some dirty pop.
     
  3. mlee49

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    There's been a lot of threads on reddit about the changes, they have reached out to Wikipedia, Imgurl, and even Google.

    This is just the beginning to stop sopa.
     
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    The pen ls mightier than the sword......but the wallet trumps all.... Amazing how a few words can start wars and topple empires. dirty pool go daddy.
     
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    that arrow to the knee sh*^t is worse then beeing fresh princed at the end of an article. :shadedshu
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    This is a useless post. Keep it on topic and don't derail the thread. Thanks.
     
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    He was on topic then he took an arrow to the knee :laugh: I am sorry I had to do it
    And back on topic... GoDaddy Y U no have brain and keep screwing urself?
    //end of meme generated comment
     
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    A few years back I tried the POS GoDaddy crap. Terrible service and always has been! They spend more money on babes and advertising than they do on quality servers and service.

    F GoDaddy!!! They need to go down the toilet. LOL
     
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    I'm sorry but I got lost when I saw the hot chick.

    Remember the Super Bowl commercial with Go Daddy girl Candace Michelle that was so hot that they didn't let them air part two on TV?

    Sex wins.
     
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    hah! that serves GoDaddy right!

    I am glad that I chose Namecheap before all of this bs happened
     
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    GoDaddy has always been a loser company. Now they are showing their true colors for everyone to see. I hope they go down hard! :shadedshu
     
  12. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    I'm sorry but quality product and fair business practices wins in my book.

    And I don't see what's so hot about Danica Patrick anyway. At least when not comparing her to other race car drivers.
     
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    I'm in the process of moving all of my domains away :)
     
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    i moved from godaddy on january 2th this year (we are still not in 2012) :slap:
    because i found name.com excellent control panel layout and decent pricing and some real security (namesafe two-factor auth using verisign vip)

    godaddy was a mess, you have to go thru 100 feaking pages to find the transfer code lol, same goes for hosting, and everything inbetween, they also trow to much crap at you that you will be amazed when you order something hehe
     

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