The GoDaddy boycott over their support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation, which took effect today, appears to have worked. The initial fallout over GoDaddy's support for it, resulted in a furious backpedal and then a bit of dirty tricks to stop customers leaving. However, this backpedal stopped short of actually criticising it. The boycott, called by a user on Reddit and aided by Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, appears to have focused GoDaddy's mind on what's right and what's wrong. They have finally given us that criticism of SOPA that they should have made in the first place, as CEO Warren Adelman, said in this statement: Yes, so there you have it, they've 'changed their mind' simply because they've lost customers, not really because they've seen the error of their ways. Eating so much humble pie must have been quite humiliating for them. Now, contrast this with their initial statement supporting SOPA: Quite a U-turn, isn't it? This is another fine example of the power of the internet, which companies ignore at their own peril. There's lots more detail on this story over at c|net.