Hosting Outfit GoDaddy Betrayed Its Customers

Website hosting outfit known as GoDaddy has recently joined an elite group of the entertainment industry and paid off congressmen supporting an attempt to suspend American constitutional rights under the guise of fighting digital piracy.
GoDaddy service has officially expressed its support for the recently suggested Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation, which will provide rights owners the sway to effectively take offline sites if it thinks they might so much as think about violating content. The media reports that a GoDaddy.com spokesperson applauded the authorities for taking decisive, bicameral and bipartisan action.

Executive vice-president of GoDaddy, Christine Jones, claimed during the interview that the suggested legislation would be protecting the intellectual property of hard-working US citizens, businesses and the public from the harm necessarily flowing from the purchase of fake goods. However, the industry observers believe that the service will change its mind after the entertainment industry demands GoDaddy to shut down for hosting something regarded as unauthorized material. The matter is that the new legislation doesn??t actually require anyone to provide any proof. That??s why GoDaddy is in a minority, not only of tech firms, but also public, in supporting this bill ?? even President Obama has said that he would veto it if it gets that far. However, GoDaddy claims that the United States can??t turn a blind eye to unauthorized conduct on the Internet.

Christine Jones explained that both businesses and consumers in the United States were getting duped, because their intellectual property was being stolen and that the online ecosystem really had a duty to help. She also added that while the United States should not be suppressing free speech, the web still shouldn??t work as the Wild West either. Meanwhile, a grassroots campaign started on Reddit has already seen GoDaddy??s clients vote with their feet. After announcing its support for the new copyright legislation, GoDaddy will be getting a great Christmas present as the sane-thinking Internet turns its back on the firm and switches domain hosting.

geek_swivel, Dec 29, 5:33 pm

paid off congressmen!As lobbyists! Still corrupt.

geek_deodar1, Dec 29, 5:40 pm

I doubt they are customers GoDaddy wants to keep.

geek_cybertao, Dec 29, 5:52 pm

Oh really!At last count it was about 70,000 and counting.

geek__sms_, Dec 29, 5:53 pm

GoDaddy has already backtracked.

geek_rozendaal, Dec 29, 6:28 pm


Too little too late.The exodus has begun.More power to the people I say.

geek__sms_, Dec 29, 6:30 pm

OMG!
You're right, they have lost the hosting for 70000 from their 45000000 domains.I wonder if they are all upstanding customers conscious about freedom of speech!

geek_cybertao, Dec 29, 7:09 pm

The number of people who left is the same number they always lose, then others join them, it has made no difference to their bottom line.
And so what anyway, they're entitled to their views. So all the music and movie thieves had a hissy, diddums.

geek_lythande1, Dec 29, 7:43 pm

Meh. All these DRM / copyright laws / whatever crap has thus far already caused WAY more headache and problems than pirates or filesharing ever did. Stupidity to the max.

geek_volkier, Dec 29, 7:54 pm

Yeah and the Dump GoDaddy campaign hasn't started yet.And it's still a fair bit of coin cybertoad!

geek__sms_, Dec 29, 7:57 pm

They are a little worried about it, they back tracked pretty quick. Wikipedia is one big name i know of that has pulled out of godaddy.

geek_pyro_sniper2002, Dec 29, 8:26 pm

thats a lot of words

geek_henry284, Dec 29, 8:37 pm

Godaddy are lamers.

geek_mr-word, Dec 29, 8:59 pm

A lot of coin!Bwahaha, from the sort of people who don't like paying!!!

geek_cybertao, Dec 29, 9:25 pm

it's just so cuuuuuuuute that you think you are on the righteous side.

geek_-mung-, Dec 30, 12:47 am

To late now GoDaddy. Your betrayal to former customers since 2010 will not be forgotten. JP.

geek_guest, Dec 30, 11:49 am