Hosting Outfit GoDaddy Betrayed Its CustomersAdded: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
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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.
December 28th,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
|When are people going to wise up and quit buying the crap the entertainment industry produces? You are just feeding them money to fund their ambitions for sucking us all dry.|
|Well go daddy was happy to host lots of torrent sites over the years.I used them a lot over the years.How things have changed... they was really happy in hosting some of the oldest torrent sites(i should know lol).?It,s sad to see them get into bed with politics,and the writing was on the wall with a move to Europe for site owners a few years back.|
|posted by (2011-12-29 00:18:59)|
|To late now GoDaddy. Your betrayal to former customers since 2010 will not be forgotten. JP.|
|there loss and some one elses gain|
|This is the same outfit the the domain is registered to the so called torrent user tracking site have you downloaded this web site mentioned in another article..|
|im confused, I thought they recently stated they were now against SOPA becuase of theboycott of their services from their customers|
|posted by (2011-12-30 01:38:37)|
|who knows whats really going on.|
|only piracy noobs use godaddy. Offshore domain registry's ftw|
|I transferred all my domains over the summer, I never did like GoDaddy.|
"Godaddy lost (actual total loss with all in coming and out going domains counted), -16,191 domains on Christmas day. 28,656 domains transfered out and 29,343 domains that were deleted. Subtracted from 21,913 newly purchased domains, plus 19,895 domains transfered in."
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|posted by (2011-12-30 19:27:29)|
|posted by (2011-12-31 20:05:52)|
|godaddy flip flopped after the very second day saying they are against SOPA and will be for "SOPA" only after other internet regulatory bodies accept SOPA too, but it was quite too late by than.|
|posted by (2012-01-02 03:10:17)|
|GoDaddy shot itself in the foot, they might aswell of blown there brains out instead.|
|ROFL, i am gonna sit back and wait for one of those hacker groups to take godaddy offline. This should be amusing|
These recording industry retarts need a life. Typical amercians! - there never happy until everyone is misrable and then wonder why every one hates them.
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