Go Daddy is a fabulously profitable company. It registers web domain names. Its management made an expensive mistake. It came out in favor of the SOPA program, whereby the U.S. government can shut down websites without a hearing or trial — theft, pure and simple. No due process. No 4th amendment.
An outfit launched a “boycott Go Daddy” campaign. It’s spreading.
Go Daddy’s head honcho reversed his stand in response to growing losses. In short, he is your standard gutless wonder liberal. He has no convictions worth paying for.
Today is the day. People have been transferring their domains to rivals.
On the eve of what has been dubbed “Dump Go Daddy Day,” imgur.com — pronounced “imager,” it’s one of the largest image hosting sites in the world, responsible for an astonishing 28 terabytes of bandwidth and nearly 200 million page views today alone— has already changed its registry entries, foreshadowing the potential negative effect of a boycott set to begin Thursday morning.GoDaddy.com originally supported the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) — which opponents say will hinder free speech and infringe on first amendment rights — but quickly recanted its position when the call of a boycott circulated.
This happened overnight.
The call to dump Go Daddy started when one user of popular link-sharing site reddit.com was unhappy with the response he got from the company after writing a letter expressing how uneasy he felt about their support for the legislation.
The company is playing turtle. “GoDaddy did not respond to repeated emails and phone calls from FoxNews.com.”
This is the free market in action. Customers who feel betrayed are fighting back.
The company is so huge that this will not hurt it much. But it’s still lost revenue. It is very bad publicity.
We need more resistance movements. No coercion. No threats. Just a refusal to send in any more money.