GoDaddy Reconsiders, Decides to No Longer Support SOPA

CEO Warren Adelman said that, while online piracy remains an important topic for the company, SOPA may not be the best solution and they can "clearly do better". In the future, GoDaddy wants to work together with "all Internet stakeholders". In the end, it is "worth the wait" to get it right and "Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it."

GoDaddy navigated around a flip-flop perception by stressing that it "remains steadfast in its promise to support security and stability of the Internet", but removed "blog postings that had outlined areas of the bill" that the company supported to "avoid confusion". To some of us, GoDaddy's decision may not be as conclusive as GoDaddy wrote in its announcement and appear to be much more damage control than a change of heart.

GoDaddy was the target of an outrage of the web community for its support for SOPA. There was even an open proposal to move domains away from GoDaddy.

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  • sissysue
    Don't believe GoDaddy's PR cover up, they still support it behind closed doors.
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  • g00fysmiley
    vote with your wallet, godaddy supported sopa and is only backing off due to financial pressure and backlash. I'm in the make htem an example and show thier ilk, that attempts at censorship and locking out sites cannot be. 4 domains moved to google and staying there, I don't care where you move your stuff, but please remove it from godaddy.com
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  • kcorp2003
    Wikipedia already moved their domain from GoDaddy. The damage is already done.
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  • ElMoIsEviL
    There are no limits to people power... just saying.
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  • Jerky_san
    When I read the header I heard final fantasy 7 battle conclusion music..
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  • freggo
    They must have gotten a few email from customers :-)
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