Go Daddy continues to suffer because of the Anti-SOPA movement on the web.
Thousands of domains have been moved away from their network to competing services.
The company was originally one of the leading supporters of SOPA. They later said that they are taking back their support.
And now Go Daddy states that they are going to oppose SOPA.
Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman made this statement:
We have observed a spike in domain name transfers, which are running above normal rates and which we attribute to GoDaddy’s prior support for SOPA, which was reversed. Go Daddy opposes SOPA because the legislation has not fulfilled its basic requirement to build a consensus among stake-holders in the technology and Internet communities. Our company regrets the loss of any of our customers, who remain our highest priority, and we hope to repair those relationships and win back their business over time.
We doubt that the company is going to get back the lost business in the near future. Most users renew domains once a year and every domain that was transferred was renewed for an additional year. They would now have to rethink their strategy to attract new customers.
Online sources are reporting that the domain company Go Daddy has already lost more than 37,000 domains in the last couple of days because of their stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Go Daddy was one of the major supporters of this bill. The company has now said that they are not for it. But the internet has decided… If you are using Go Daddy services, you are indirectly supporting SOPA. And hundreds if not thousands of people are moving their domains away from them.
I am myself in the process of moving my domains away from Go Daddy to Hover. Other two recommended services are Name.com and Namecheap.com.
Go Daddy has been making news all day long because of their stance on Stop Online Piracy Act.
The company initially supported this Act which could soon become a law in the USA.
The backlash from the online audience had a solid effect on the company as they have just announced a change in company policy to no longer support SOPA.
However, this is not really working out well for them as most people are not satisfied with this decision which seems to be aimed at controlling the PR damage.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales in fact has just tweeted that they are not satisfied with the response and they are going to move all the domains away from Go Daddy in the near future.