Wikipedia changes GoDaddy's mind about SOPA
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Earlier this week the opposers of SOPA and PROTECT IP where on wikipedia owner Jimmy Wales back about the fact that they oppose SOPA yet have their domain registered with GoDaddy domains, and they happen to support SOPA. Seems they made it, twice.
Posted on Jimbo Wales talk page:
“Ok, I talked to Sue and we’re going to be leaving GoDaddy. She cautioned that since this is a hastily made decision and the staff is REALLY swamped with work right now, and we’ll have to choose a new vendor, etc., that you won’t see the registrations changing overnight. But we’re making the change.–Jimbo Wales (talk) 18:55, 23 December 2011 (UTC)”
So all good, right? Well turns out its even better, beacuse now GoDady no longer supports SOPA.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 23, 2011) – 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.”