There’ve been plenty of reasons not to use GoDaddy as your domain name registrar. From those cheesy “sex sells” ads to their constant upselling – domains aren’t really just their business; they’re just a loss leader they use to lure you in to sell you more expensive services – to happily letting people steal my friend Chris Coyier’s domain, they have long been the supreme douchenozzles of the domain industry.
Now there’s an even more important reason to ditch GoDaddy: they’re SOPA supporters. They’ve gone so far as to file a statement with the House of Representatives in support of SOPA. This isn’t just douchey; considering they’re a tech company whose livelihood relies on the internet, it’s just stupid. Do you want these douchey morons handling your domain names?
That’s why I support the idea put forth by a Reddit user named “selfprodigy”, who’s suggesting the creation of a “Move Your Domain Day”, which would happen on December 29th. On the day, you should move any domains you have registered with GoDaddy to some other registrar. I would suggest either Hover (use the coupon code “SOPA” for 10% off!)…
…or a domain name reseller who uses OpenSRS:
Whoever you go with as your new registrar, make sure they’re not using GoDaddy as a supplier of their domain name registration services.