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GoDaddy has stepped in it again. They are supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that could end the Internet as we know it. They provided the following, as part of a written statement to a Congressional hearing in November:

"Go Daddy has a long history of supporting federal legislation directed toward combating illegal conduct on the Internet. For example, our company strongly supported the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008, the Protect Our Children Act of 2008, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT IP). Go Daddy has always supported both government and private industry efforts to identify and disable all types of illegal activity on the Internet. It is for these reasons that I’m still struggling with why some Internet companies oppose PROTECT IP and SOPA. There is no question that we need these added tools to counteract illegal foreign sites that are falling outside the jurisdiction of U.S. law enforcement. And there is clearly more that we could all be doing to adequately address the problems that exist."

I have been transferring domains away from GoDaddy as they expire, for reasons including offensive advertising and obsessive up-selling. A number of competing registrars are offering discount codes for use when transferring domains from GoDaddy. See http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/nmnie/godaddy_supports_sopa_im_transferring_51_domains/
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