With all the reports about SOPA and GoDaddy (Mashable, PC World, ars technica, Read Write Web, VentureBeat, …) I was wondering if Automattic, one of GoDaddy’s customers, has been taking note of selfprodigy’s reddit posting:
I’m suggesting Dec 29th as move your domain away from GoDaddy day because of their support of SOPA. Who’s with me?
The time looks good to finish moving away from GoDaddy. According to who.is, Automattic is making use of GoDaddy for registering domains including automattic.com and gravatar.com.
Automattic is also affiliated with Domains By Proxy, of which they make use for a “Privacy” Domain registration feature for the wordpress.com online blogging platform. According to Wikipedia, the Internet company is owned by Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons. A connection that can look pretty funny in the light of SOPA.
If you’re personally concerned, Lifehacker has a nice posting with practical information.