GoDaddy losing tens of thousands of customer over SOPA support

You might remember GoDaddy from the past, when the CEO bought off people in Zimbabwe so he could shoot an elephant. More recently the company has been in trouble due to it’s support of SOPA. The good news is his support is coming with a price that will hit the company in its wallet. Customers are running away from the company and hopefully many more will leave as well.

Despite a massive Twitter campaign and a blog post that claims “Go Daddy no longer supports SOPA legislation” the company and their CEO have dodged questions about opposing the bill. In essence, they are taking a lesser role by not showing support for the bill. They have not opposed it. This week, they lost around 72,000 domain registrations. At a yearly discounted rate of $6.99 (most registrations are higher), that’s over half a million dollars per year. It is apparently not enough for them to speak out against the bill.

An American in Paris, France. BA in History & Political Science from Ohio State. Provided consulting services to US software startups, launching new business overseas that have both IPO’d and sold to well-known global software companies. Currently launching a new cloud-based startup. Full bio here.

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