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jakethesnake
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Some major sites (wikipedia!) have already made the move. Others (lolcats, imgur, etc.) are planning to move



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2 Days Loss From Transfers Out Of Godaddy.com: 37,000
2011 DECEMBER 24
by Michael H. Berkens

On Thursday as you probably know by now, a poster on Reditt.com called for people to move their domain names away from Godaddy calling December 29th as the day to do so.

Yesterday Godaddy.com reversed it position in the early afternoon EST pulling its support for the SOPA Bill.

So the remaining question is how many domain names got transferred on Thursday and Friday.

We can tell you over 15,000 domain names were transferred from Godaddy.com on Thursday and over 21,000 were transferred away from Godaddy on Friday.

The numbers come from DailyChanges.com.

It should be noted that on Thursday more domains were transferred into Godaddy.com (17,000) than left the registrar.

On Friday although Godaddy.com lost 21,054 domain through transfers out to other registrars, they received 20,034 transfers into Godaddy.com from other registrars.

It should also be noted that for the three days prior to the call for the boycott on Thursday, Godaddy had this amount of transfers out:

that being Monday (8,800), Tuesday (13,000) and Wednesday (14,500).


http://www.thedomains.com/2011/12/24/2-days-loss-from-transfers-out-of-godaddy-com-37000/

"nodaddy" petition:

http://rawr.mschade.me/nodaddy/

more info from a user comment:


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Jamie Zoch
Also to note, these are simply numbers based on one DNS (DomainControl.com) so if a domain that was transferred in or out with a DNS other than “domaincontrol.com” DailyChanges wouldn’t record that in the above stats.

One interesting stat that I found (based on data from Webhosting.info) is the total loss over the past 30 days…. in the tune of 1 Million domains. This data is from 11/14/2011 to 12/19/2011. 37,841,094 down to 36,884,911.

So the transfer out because of the SOPA deal really doesn’t mean a ton as much as the total loss over the past 30 days IMO. If my memory servers me correctly, I have not seen a loss like this for GoDaddy.


Info on the SOPA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act


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Backing of SOPA, and resultant boycott

On December 22, 2011, a thread[102] was started on the social news website Reddit discussing the identity of supporters of the US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which included GoDaddy. GoDaddy subsequently released additional statements supporting SOPA, causing many companies to close their GoDaddy accounts. A boycott and transfer of domains was proposed. This quickly spread across the Internet, gained support, and was followed by a proposed Boycott GoDaddy day on December 29, 2011.[103] One strong supporter of this action was Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh, who threatened that the organization would remove over 1,000 domains from GoDaddy if they continued their support of SOPA.[104] Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales also announced that all Wikipedia domains would be moved away from GoDaddy as their position on SOPA was "unacceptable",[105] and after a brief campaign on reddit, imgur owner Alan Schaaf transferred his website too.[106] On December 25, 2011 (Christmas Day), godaddy lost 16,191 domains as a result of the boycott.[107]

On December 26, 2011, a Google bomb was started against GoDaddy to remove them from the #1 place on google for the term "Domain Registration" in retaliation for supporting SOPA.[108] This was then disseminated through Hacker News.[109]

Go Daddy claimed to have pulled its support for SOPA on December 23, releasing a statement saying "Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it."[110][111] Later that day GoDaddy CEO, Warren Adelman, couldn’t commit to changing its position on the record in Congress when asked about that, but said “I’ll take that back to our legislative guys, but I agree that’s an important step.”[112] when pressed, he said “We’re going to step back and let others take leadership roles.”[112] He felt that the public statement removing their support would be sufficient for now, though further steps would be considered. (Whereas many Internet sites would be subject to shutdowns under SOPA, SOPA presenter Lamar S. Smith specifically named GoDaddy in an amendment to the bill as being excluded from penalties from the act.)[113]
The rival domain name registrar NameCheap claimed that GoDaddy was in violation of ICAAN rules by providing incomplete information in order to hinder the protest moves of domain names from GoDaddy to NameCheap,[114] an accusation which GoDaddy denied, claiming that it was following its standard business practice to prevent WHOIS abuse.[115]



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Daddy


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Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:47 am
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So, what are the real consequences if SOPA goes through? Is a swat team gonna bust down little Johnny's door if he DL's the new Drake album? Do ISP have to cough up IP data?
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jakethesnake
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AdamBomb wrote:
So, what are the real consequences if SOPA goes through? Is a swat team gonna bust down little Johnny's door if he DL's the new Drake album? Do ISP have to cough up IP data?


The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a felony.[10]

Take this one small section of the bill. Think about the implications. You webcam with someone (or ANY kind of live stream) and happen to show copyrighted material like a TV show or something.

You're now a felon, and whatever software companies involved in your crime (web cam software, website you used, browser, etc.) are required by law to turn you in, or face being an acquaintance to the crime.

Happy internetting.
Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:45 pm
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If someone posted a copyright violating video in the random videos thread, this whole forum could be shut down, and papa sage could go to jail.

A lot of big corporations are behind this incidentally.

It's basically a corporate bought police state. And Obama seems okey dokey with this. And also locking people up for forever without ever charging them.

The bill of rights in this country is being shat down the toilet, and there's nothing we can really do about it short of open revolt, because the police, congress, and the supreme court have all been bought.

If this shit passes and we still do the two party song and dance presidential thing next fall, we're idiots.
Post Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:23 pm
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good news:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/obama-administration-joins-the-ranks-of-sopa-skeptics.ars
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Definitely good news. Apparently GoDaddy has reversed their stance on SOPA as a result of the boycott.

Small internet victory! Now if SOPA itself would go away...
Post Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:20 pm
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Hopefully the awesome might of the entire technological sector in this country will banish SOPA for good. Fuck-a Hollywood.
Post Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:49 pm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16590585

Wikipedia, et al, in web blackout WEDNESDAY.
Post Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:26 pm
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if only facbook blacked out. solved instantly
Post Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:01 pm
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Yeah right, Zuckerberg has no balls. These news corps funding this bill probably have him wrapped around their little fingers anyway.

Fuck a facebook.

edit: having said that, I just shared the shit out of the stop sopa links on fb. If they're not going to join the blackout I'm going to use fb to promote it.
Post Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:26 pm
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wikipedia make their money via donations, facebook /twitter via ad revenue no? Probably comes down to that

if this shit passes it fucks the internet, for everyone. such a pain in the arse
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This was actually really well done.

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Is it at all strange that one of the people who is heading up this legislation is former Senator Chris Dodd. He's now the president and CEO of MPAA.

"President and CEO of the Motion Pictures Association of America Chris Dodd has issued a strongly-worded statement regarding tomorrow’s planned outages and protests relating to the SOPA and PIPA legislation. If you didn’t already think the MPAA was a ship of fools, this will convince you once and for all."

http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/17/mpaa-ceo-chris-dodd-blackouts-turn-users-into-corporate-pawns/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:53 am
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This whole situation just proves how out of touch these big media giants are with reality. And with how the internets work. Maybe they need a lesson from Al Gore.

Here's another good article from tech crunch on why these bills are so awful:

http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/01/kill-switch/


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First, this notion of creating a special United States DNS listing with blacklisted sites excised. The folly of this design can’t be overstated. I feel I can say with confidence that many a security expert and network technician must have laughed aloud at this proposal. The real world equivalent, if a shop was alleged to be selling stolen goods, would be to make them take their sign down. Workarounds for a DNS blockade would be plentiful and effective and need not be described here.


And this is just the TIP of the iceberg of stupidity that encompasses SOPA/PIPA.
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In or sder to foil the sites that aren't aprticipating in the blackout, I'm using the intenemt iday inky whuke ny eyes are 199/5 ckised,

All black everything.
Post Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:34 pm
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