Neoseeker : News : Wikipedia leaves Go Daddy following SOPA support
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Xenctuary Dec 29, 11
quote Vagabond
quote Xenctuary
It seems as though GoDaddy loses and gains tens of thousands of domains every week. This isn't anything unusual for them. Plus there's no proof that these 70,000 domain transfers were a direct result of opposition to SOPA.

This news article is a bit sensationalistic.
If all the domains leaving was the standard, then Go Daddy wouldn't have switched their stance on the bill, especially considering they had a hand it at least a small portion of what is in it. Also, the Co-founder of Wikipedia posted on Twitter that their SOPA support is exactly why they left Go Daddy.
They changed their stance to save face after this debacle. I'm sure they still support it.

According to the numbers from DailyChanges, GoDaddy transfers out ~70k domains every week. For example, if you go back to the week of December 5, GoDaddy transferred out 115,389 domains. This was a fortnight before the whole grassroots campaign began.

Other than Wikipedia and a handful of other organisations, it's impossible to say that this week's transfers were due to SOPA opposition.
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BlackLabel Dec 29, 11
quote Gligar
Is this currently affecting US citizens only? Will it come to other countries such as UK, Germany, Australia etc?
It affects the rest of the world as 90% of websites are hosted and based in America. If this bill passes and they take YouTube down it is down for everyone in the World. This bill while meant to curb piracy in America will affect everyone if it passes.
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DarshD Dec 29, 11
All those domains did is a right thing tbh. Long live the freedom, US is the country where concept of freedom was born. Lets hope for the best & plan for the worst
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Lorx Dec 28, 11
quote Xenctuary
quote Gligar
Is this currently affecting US citizens only? Will it come to other countries such as UK, Germany, Australia etc?
It's US law, but it will affect everybody if it comes into effect. Here's a good explanation why.
I was going to post that link, then I saw you did it first

Wikipedia leaving is a big deal, just it's departure could spell some problems for godaddy. Even if it just boils down to more awareness about SOPA.
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Vagabond Dec 28, 11
quote Xenctuary
It seems as though GoDaddy loses and gains tens of thousands of domains every week. This isn't anything unusual for them. Plus there's no proof that these 70,000 domain transfers were a direct result of opposition to SOPA.

This news article is a bit sensationalistic.

If all the domains leaving was the standard, then Go Daddy wouldn't have switched their stance on the bill, especially considering they had a hand it at least a small portion of what is in it. Also, the Co-founder of Wikipedia posted on Twitter that their SOPA support is exactly why they left Go Daddy.
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Xenctuary Dec 28, 11
It seems as though GoDaddy loses and gains tens of thousands of domains every week. This isn't anything unusual for them. Plus there's no proof that these 70,000 domain transfers were a direct result of opposition to SOPA.

This news article is a bit sensationalistic.
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Xenctuary Dec 28, 11
quote Gligar
Is this currently affecting US citizens only? Will it come to other countries such as UK, Germany, Australia etc?
It's US law, but it will affect everybody if it comes into effect. Here's a good explanation why.
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ark angel1 Dec 28, 11
quote Gligar
Is this currently affecting US citizens only? Will it come to other countries such as UK, Germany, Australia etc?
it will most likely spread across the world
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RabidChinaGirl Dec 28, 11
Hey, US gov't, remember when you decided online gambling would be illegal for your citizens? How's that working out for ya'? Oh wait, it isn't.

Seriously, what's with these outdated twits thinking they can restrict something they barely understand.

Also, heard Imgur and "I Can Haz Cheezburger?" are bailing too.
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Crafter Dec 28, 11
quote Northern49
I don't know why people think eliminating child pornography and piracy is more important than preserving freedom...
It doesn't even eliminate it. It ends up working in a way similar to DRM, where the average user (one who would never look for child porn and probably wouldnt pirate much) is the one prevented from doing something and the people who regulary participate in such activities are resourceful enough (Not retarded) to easily get around the restrictions placed. As soon as an illegal site goes down, its viewers will simply use its IP and/or go to the mirror site that will be up 5 minutes later. Legitimate sites that run a business, however, will be severely crippled even by a fake complaint.

It's all about money. Nothing is being done for anyone's good except the huge publishing companies, and even they don't seem to understand the implications of a bill like this.
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Gligar Dec 28, 11
Is this currently affecting US citizens only? Will it come to other countries such as UK, Germany, Australia etc?
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DemonFowl Dec 28, 11
Hot damn. Can't say I know much about the domain business, but this sounds serious.
In all seriousness though, I really feel like moving out of this damn country.
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Legolas777 Dec 28, 11
quote alias58
Godaddy has 45 Million domains registered, so 70k isn't really all that significant of a loss.

SOPA will reinforce copyright protection and encourage fine arts.

If Danica Patrick wins a NASCAR race, Godaddy will probably add another 2 million domains.
If SOPA passes, Youtube will be taken down, Mediafire, and pretty much any downloading or video sites will taken down. Basically, anywhere where people can upload things, or put copyrighted material on, will probably taken down.
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Northern49 Dec 28, 11
I don't know why people think eliminating child pornography and piracy is more important than preserving freedom...
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