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SOPA Support Sees Wikipedia Dump GoDaddy

When the internet gets upset about something, it doesn’t sulk alone in IRC, a single felt-pen tear static on its cheek. No, it goes all-out. At the moment, it has GoDaddy in its sights, and with Jimmy Wales’s decision to find a new, non-GoDaddy home for Wikipedia, the internet has just fired one of its bigger weapons at the under-siege registrar.

Unhappy with GoDaddy’s position on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act currently being deliberated by the US government, Wales announced the shift in the following tweet:

I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on #sopa is unacceptable to us.

If this wasn’t bad for GoDaddy, Wales posted another tweet the next day with this bombshell:

Wikia is also moving several hundred domains from godaddy. Which registrar has quality and price right?

The I Can Has Cheezburger? network, everyone’s favourite repository for Fails and Lolcats, has also declared its intentions to drop GoDaddy, with CEO Ben Huh tweeting the news on Christmas Day.

VentureBeat believes 37,000 sites have so far abandoned the company. With Wikipedia and many other Wikia sites leaving, it’s only going to get worse.

[Huffington Post]

Image: Wikipedia.


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