I’ve been hearing a lot about Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) from all the US Tech podcast that I’ve been faithfully following everyday. Like most people in the tech community, I am against SOPA. But then, as a Singaporean, I won’t be too affected by SOPA. And SOPA is now being debated by US Congress and I don’t think anyone of them would care about my opinion regarding this stupid law.
If you haven’t heard about SOPA, check out this video to find out why so many people are against it.
The US House of Representatives’ judiciary committee recently released a list of SOPA supporters. Among the list are mostly broadcasting and publishing companies which we all expect would be pro-SOPA. But shockingly, GoDaddy, one of the largest domain name registrars, is also pro-SOPA.
A lot of GoDaddy customers are planning to boycott them on 29 December 2011. Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger, said on Twitter that he will be moving their 1,000 domains off GoDaddy.
— benhuh (@benhuh) December 22, 2011
A boycott GoDaddy site has been setup to collect pledges.
I have a domain on GoDaddy currently. I’m not using it. Just parking. Although my one little domain means nothing, I will be joining the Boycott GoDaddy movement on 29th to show my support to the Tech community in US.
If you have domain on GoDaddy, I urge you to join in the Boycott and transfer your domain away from GoDaddy on 29 December 2011.
If you need help on transferring your Domain, check out this blog posting.