Will Automattic join Dec 29 move away from GoDaddy day?

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.

Elsewhere: Will Stack Overflow boycott GoDaddy because of their support for SOPA?, Stop the Internet Blacklist Legislation, Boycott GoDaddy Over Their Support of SOPA, AmericanCensorship.org.

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3 Responses to Will Automattic join Dec 29 move away from GoDaddy day?

  1. Andrew says:

    Good question. But we may never know, since GoDaddy just changed its stance on SOPA. Matt Mullenweg tweeted approval of the change.

    • hakre says:

      While it’s nice that they changed their stance (publicly, at least), you’ve got to ask yourself: do you want to continue throwing money at a company blind enough to support SOPA in the first place?

  2. Robert Chapin says:

    I moved on Dec 29. 🙂

    Would enjoy a chat some time if you’re around!

    Cheers

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