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SOPA Losses Support From GoDaddy , After GoDaddy Withdraws Their Support –

SOPA Losses Support From GoDaddy , After GoDaddy Withdraws Their Support

Yesterday we seen a lot of people start planning a boycott of one of the biggest online domain registrars , GoDaddy. This came after they posted an article on there website saying how and why they supported the SOPA legislation. This was all started by Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh who announced on twitter if GoDaddy carried on their support of the legislation then his company would move 1,000 of there domains. This was then followed by Reddit users planning a “Leave GoDaddy Day” which was scheduled to take place on December 29th.


After this pressure from the public today we seen Godaddy back down and CEO of the company released this press release

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.”

Go Daddy and its General Counsel, Christine Jones, have worked with federal lawmakers for months to help craft revisions to legislation first introduced some three years ago. Jones has fought to express the concerns of the entire Internet community and to improve the bill by proposing changes to key defined terms, limitations on DNS filtering to ensure the integrity of the Internet, more significant consequences for frivolous claims, and specific provisions to protect free speech.

“As a company that is all about innovation, with our own technology and in support of our customers, Go Daddy is rooted in the idea of First Amendment Rights and believes 100 percent that the Internet is a key engine for our new economy,” said Adelman.

In changing its position, Go Daddy remains steadfast in its promise to support security and stability of the Internet. In an effort to eliminate any confusion about its reversal on SOPA though, Jones has removed blog postings that had outlined areas of the bill Go Daddy did support.

“Go Daddy has always fought to preserve the intellectual property rights of third parties, and will continue to do so in the future,” Jones said.

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