Goodbye Godaddy. $6.99 transfer to Namecheap. SOPASucks

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I'm really surprised that a big tech company like GoDaddy supports SOPA. I am finally getting rid of them for good.

Enter the code SOPASucks on Namecheap to transfer your domains from GoDaddy.

Here is how to transfer.
GoDaddy Supports SOPA – Here’s How To Transfer Your Domains » SitePoint

Also check out Myth Buster Adam Savage's article on Popular Mechanic about the perils of Sopa.
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  • Good for you! SOPA does indeed suck, as does Parsons.

    I've been using Namecheap for many years with multiple domains and have been very happy with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Wow. Good going GoDaddy.

    I've always been a Namecheap fan. But I've still got a lone domain sitting in my GoDaddy account. Looks like I'll go ahead and transfer it early.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    I was a fan for both Godaddy and Namecheap. Now I will only use Namecheap for all domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
    Originally Posted by flyinghammers View Post

    I'm really surprised that a big tech company like GoDaddy supports SOPA. I am finally getting rid of them for good.

    Enter the code SOPASucks on Namecheap to transfer your domains from GoDaddy.

    Here is how to transfer.
    GoDaddy Supports SOPA – Here’s How To Transfer Your Domains » SitePoint

    Also check out Myth Buster Adam Savage's article on Popular Mechanic about the perils of Sopa.
    This is interesting.

    But, it is not as extreme as you and other people are making are making it sound :rolleyes:

    I'm sure Godaddy's competitors (and supporting websites) will have a blast taking advantage of Godaddy's new move to support SOPA.

    As of right now, all of my domains will stay put. Let's see what happens in the next couple of months.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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      Originally Posted by Eddie Titan View Post

      This is interesting.

      But, it is not as extreme as you and other people are making are making it sound :rolleyes:

      I'm sure Godaddy's competitors (and supporting websites) will have a blast taking advantage of Godaddy's new move to support SOPA.

      As of right now, all of my domains will stay put. Let's see what happens in the next couple of months.
      Maybe you haven't seen some of the absurd lawsuits the entertainment industry has filed (and won) against kids and single mothers for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

      I suggest you watch this video:
      That should give you a good idea of just how corrupt SOPA is.
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      • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
        Originally Posted by Joshua Rigley View Post

        That should give you a good idea of just how corrupt SOPA is.
        I am not up to date with SOPA and their actions. I am not against SOPA or for it. I am just saying, its a bit early to transfer all of my domains to another registrar, which is going to cost me a pretty penny, before getting to see what is going to be set in stone. Bad publicity has a way of changing people's minds.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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          Originally Posted by Eddie Titan View Post

          I am not up to date with SOPA and their actions. I am not against SOPA or for it. I am just saying, its a bit early to transfer all of my domains to another registrar, which is going to cost me a pretty penny.
          That's your choice, and you should do what's best for your business. Personally, I wouldn't trust a company that would support something like SOPA with a valuable part of my business, like my domain names.

          I'm just saying. People might regret having their domain names with GoDaddy someday.

          Cheezburger’s Ben Huh: If GoDaddy Supports SOPA, We’re Taking Our 1000+ Domains Elsewhere | TechCrunch
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          • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
            Originally Posted by Joshua Rigley View Post

            That's your choice, and you should do what's best for your business. Personally, I wouldn't trust a company that would support something like SOPA with a valuable part of my business, like my domain names.

            I'm just saying. People might regret having their domain names with GoDaddy someday.

            Cheezburger's Ben Huh: If GoDaddy Supports SOPA, We're Taking Our 1000+ Domains Elsewhere | TechCrunch
            I see your point and I am not dismissing it, I just like doing my research before jumping in.

            Some people are not as informed as you are on this particular topic

            It looks like Cheezburger is making their stand and waiting it out as well. Lets see what Godaddy does in response to this news frenzy. I can't wait
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            • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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              Originally Posted by Eddie Titan View Post

              I see your point and I am not dismissing it, I just like doing my research before jumping in.

              Some people are not as informed as you are on this particular topic

              It looks like Cheezburger is making their stand and waiting it out as well. Lets see what Godaddy does in response to this news frenzy. I can't wait
              That's very smart of you, and I agree with you 100%. I personally don't like to jump onto popular protest bandwagons (a la Occupy Wall Street) just for the sake of being a part of history. I honestly believe this is a real threat. Even if this bill passes and there isn't a major repercussion from it, it's likely it will open the door for more bills that will cost us even more freedoms, something that has been happening more and more since a certain date on 2001.

              "People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both." -Benjamin Franklin.

              Anyway, this is straying into the realms of politics, which isn't allowed. Normally, I wouldn't talk about this, but I feel it has a direct impact on the Internet Marketing world, so it does have some relevance.

              I'll stop now, and leave you with another video about the subject.

              Protect IP Act Breaks the Internet on Vimeo

              P.S. It's likely GoDaddy will respond to people boycotting their service with something along the lines of "go f*** yourself". They're no strangers to controversy, and boycotts have never caused them to reverse their positions on political issues or apologize for anything up to this point.
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              • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
                Originally Posted by Joshua Rigley View Post


                P.S. It's likely GoDaddy will respond to people boycotting their service with something along the lines of "go f*** yourself". They're no strangers to controversy, and boycotts have never caused them to reverse their positions on political issues or apologize for anything up to this point.
                Bad publicity does wonders

                Godaddy decided to go against their original choice to support SOPA. They are now against it.

                But they need to do much more than publish an article to get their customers to calm down.
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                • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
                  Originally Posted by Eddie Titan View Post

                  But they need to do much more than publish an article to get their customers to calm down.
                  Or to get their EX customers to go back.
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            • Profile picture of the author vwtom
              I agree with no jumping in with both feet - but for me, I've been getting more and more worried about GoDaddy. To me it seems like Parsons is getting "tired" of GoDaddy and is looking to cash out.

              I think I'm going to look around at some registrar alternatives. Lots of talk about NameCheap - anyone here use Moniker?
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              • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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                Originally Posted by vwtom View Post

                To me it seems like Parsons is getting "tired" of GoDaddy and is looking to cash out.
                Godaddy was sold awhile back. Parsons is still a shareholder, but three equity firms bought Godaddy for a little over 2 Billion.

                GoDaddy Sold for $2.25 Billion
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  • Profile picture of the author aeri
    While I've been following it on and off for the past month, it's ridiculous on what SOPA will do...it's pretty well explained in the 6th post from Josh.

    Of course, I do agree, you should not jump into the band wagon unless you're educated about what SOPA is about. Funnily enough, I found out about SOPA through some news regarding Justin Bieber's comment on it
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    This is getting serious. I'll be removing my domains from Godaddy asap. Some of them are less then 90 days old, but others are good to go.

    Guess I have something important to do before 2012 after all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    A quick sum up of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) -

    It's an act brought by major 'publishers' or content distributors in an effort to further prevent piracy.

    That's great right? I as an Online Marketer would welcome tighter measures too so what is the issue? Well:

    1) The definitions with the act are so vague that if passed, they can 'By LAW' take down websites who 'encourage' copyright infringement. Whereas now we have a takedown notification system, whereby you notify a site of an infringement and they take it down - with this law (because it is so vague) any comment or uploaded material by anyone using your site can result in immediate action against you - without any needs for courts.

    All the power is being put in to the copyright holders hands - and that is what people see as dangerous (of course the major publishers will have access to instant terminations, for normal folk it will be a get in the queue system)

    The government of USA will have jurisdiction to not only terminate the service (and force others to terminate services to your site) but they even want you to hand over domains (something the EU parliament has a massive objection too).

    Although general elimination of piracy is a good thing, the bill goes too far and eliminates the rights of many common folk. It gives the power to many big corporates and that is why so many companies (including Facebook and Google) are against - although that is because it does not suit their business models, perhaps not because they care about your rights.

    The second problem lies within how this is enforced. There is no clear guidelines as to how this can be done, meaning we may all be at some mercy of the bill makers - which is a very bad reason to pass the bill. It will mean that the bill can be enforced in any way 'they feel appropriate' as no guidelines have been stipulated. Something a lot of Venture capitalists and businesses fear.

    There is a lot of other issues that people may state with the bill, but these 2 are dangerous if they are not answered before the bill is passed. It could have massive consequences to us as marketers and mean everything that is written on forums, to social media pages could be potentially dangerous.

    In its current form we could have a case where Twitter, Youtube and others are crippled with fines, and sites such as our own Warrior Forum also fall victims to a bill which in essence terminated your right of appeal.

    Without being political, those are the 2 main fundamental flaws with the bill. (I'm sure others can add to this)
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    IMO Godaddy is one of the most predatory companies online. I had a go-round with them earlier this week. I let a domain expire. Though it's still in my name. It went up for auction and wasn't sold. I called them and they said they'd gladly transfer it back to me for $90. I could have bought it at auction for $12. When I told them there was no way I'd pay $90 they said I could have it back for $50. I passed.

    I once bought a domain through godaddy. When I got to checkout the charge was something like $160. All I bought was a single domain. I tried and tried to get the other charges out of the shopping cart but couldn't. Finally I had to call them. I asked how this other stuff got into my cart.

    The guy admitted that new godaddy sales people are (were) encouraged to choose accounts at random and "practice" their sales skills by adding products to people's accounts. Then he said with a chuckle, "Sometimes they forget to remove the products before signing out." Ugh. How many people got screwed buying stuff they never wanted or needed from crap like this?

    It's interesting that if you type the letters god into the google search field godaddy comes up first and God comes up like fourth or fifth. I guess godaddy believes they are god. Thanks for the heads up. I've been lazy up until now but it's time to make the move.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    ...but don't pay for your transfer using VISA, Mastercard, or any other payment method facilitated by a company that supports SOPA.. All the Companies Supporting SOPA, the Awful Internet Censorship Law—and How to Contact Them
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  • Profile picture of the author Hostpany
    Godaddy lost so many customers.

    They decided that they weren't going to support it anymore, or it could be a lie to gain their customers. ---> http://www.godaddy.com/newscenter/re...ws_item_id=378

    Godaddy must of lost a lot of money or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    They might be (publicly) against SOPA now, but Godaddy still sucks. I hope Bob Parsons gets trampled and then pooped on by a herd of elephants during his next hunting outing.
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    • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
      Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

      I hope Bob Parsons gets trampled and then pooped on by a herd of elephants during his next hunting outing.
      Maybe that will be their next Superbowl commercial!



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  • Profile picture of the author WarpedMind
    Just an FYI, Godaddy just reneged on its support of SOPA about a half hour ago. I'd add a link, but I haven't posted enough yet.

    ** OK, nevermind... someone already said this. Sorry **
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Stephens
    Where are name cheap based?
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  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    Bottom line though, if the big boys / copyright police go after any domain name for TM infringement, it doesn't matter where it's hosted, SOPA supporter or not, it will probably come down because the registrars/hosts/owners don't want to deal with legal action. It usually starts with a simple DMCA takedown notice to the domain owner. If that doesn't work, the host gets it, and ultimately the registrar may as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author davezan
    Damage control, of course. They surely know they can't get back those who moved out or
    are in the midst of doing so, so at least lessen the impact.

    Ah well, that's one less support for SOPA...
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by davezan View Post

      They surely know they can't get back those who moved out or
      are in the midst of doing so, so at least lessen the impact.

      They know they can lure many of those people back a few months from now with a 10% off coupon code.
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  • Profile picture of the author flyinghammers
    I think it is false to say Godaddy has changed their mind about SOPA. They have merely changed their public position from leading the charge to being supporting spectators. Godaddy's own lawyers worked with legislators to draft the actual language in SOPA.

    Here are a couple of quotes from their CEO Warren Adelman regarding their so called change of heart.

    "After digesting what was being said online and looking at how we got involved in the process, we came to the conclusion that it wasn't ready in its current state and that we'd step back and let others provide leadership," Adelman said.


    "We were seeing and hearing customers and tech leaders -- many of which are our customers -- talking and writing about this so we did something that was easy to do: made changes to address their needs," Adelman said.

    His comments don't sound very appeasing to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author calfred
    NameCheap is always the best.

    It's always cheaper.

    It has better customer service. 24 hour service live chat anyone?
    (and it's not those laggy chat interface whereby if you press enter, your message will only appear 2 seconds later)

    It has a much cleaner interface.

    And they won't steal your domain (domain parking) when you search for a domain in Namecheap, unlike Godaddy.

    I seriously don't know why people are still using Godaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author flyinghammers
    Any other good registrars besides Namecheap?
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  • Profile picture of the author evilsaigon
    I've faced so much technical problems using its GoDaddy's webhost, one after another... It's support FAQ is quite misleading as well; I had to slowly find my way thru its fairly user-unfriendly interface...

    So I followed what members instructed in their support section, closed my account and ask for a refund, which they denied as I've "received very steep discounts in my purchase" zzz. 1 of my domain's hosted with them, but I guess I'm gona observe a while too...
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  • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
    SOPA or no SOPA, if you want to be a marketer that uses affiliate marketing in order to maximize your success, you need to leave GoDaddy immediately!

    They have predatory practices that no other registrar has. And those predatory practices are NOT just what extra stuff they throw into the shopping cart before you complete your checkout.

    For instance, if you have an affiliate program and one of your affiliates spams in marketing the offer, they will shut you down and THEN MAYBE listen to what you have to say. They don't give you a heads up, they shut you down first and then leave you wondering what the heck happened. And the thing is, if you have an affiliate program, chances are you have a successful business!

    They shut down Mike Filsaime years ago behind an affiliate out of who-knows-how-many after a spam complaint. And the thing is, ANYBODY can lodge a COMPLAINT. But the dirty part about their shutting down the domain is, they charge $250 to reactivate the domain even IF they even listen to the fact that you have eliminated the situation from your business. No heads up, just wham, your profitable domain is now no longer open for business. And now they rate-jack you to put $250 into their pockets even if you have done nothing wrong. Sounds a lot like the good ole days of La Costra Nostra to me!

    Come to think of it, that sounds a LOT like SOPA in its present form . . . ! Maybe THAT'S why they have no problem with supporting it (other than the marketing black eye they are getting). Except with SOPA, you are guilty until proving your innocence and have no hope of ever proving your innocence because all of the advantages go to the complaintant who has lodged to get your site taken down.

    (At least with La Costra Nostra, the Mafia, you knew the deal. They were upfront with their treachury (sp?) and there was no air of legitimacy in the actions of those who moved against you!)

    The main issue that I have with SOPA is that it doesn't matter where in the world you get your hosting or where your registrar is located, US law is the law of the land. So if you get your hosting from Pakistan and your domain registrar is located in the Bahamas (Domain Name | Internet Domain Registration | Register Domain Names - decent prices, too!) it does not matter, the USA will STILL take down your domain if they see fit, even though the laws in question might not apply to the place(s) where you have set up business. Think it's appropriate for the USA to tell Iran how to do business? Or Russia? Or China? Or Belarus? Well, under SOPA it gives them the right to do so. And that is a violation of international law. Some day the USA will come to regret such decisions, and instead of somebody dropping a nuke on Japan it just might land someplace within the 48 contiguous states. Don't think Chavez down in Venezuela hasn't thought about it! While he might not do it over something like SOPA, the US lawbooks should not apply outside US borders on something so internationally available as the internet.

    Oops! I've done gone all political on y'all! Sorry!

    There is an interesting case that most of you are not aware of. The RIAA filed a complaint against a website that had recordings available that were leaked prior to release, and the site was seized by ICE, was taken down and had one of those official-looking copyright violation notices in place of the front page of the site. In most cases everyone would say, good, the people running the site got what they deserved. But in this case the site had received the recordings FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS and their marketing reps as a form of pre-release advertising, and had NOT given the RIAA the right to represent them! And yet the site stayed down for over a year anyway, even though the RIAA and US Govt had no legal standing to do what they did. The Attorney General stalled and stalled and stalled. Eventually the site owners got their domain back after a year or longer, but now their momentum is gone. And the way that they were treated reads like something you would expect from Russia during cold war days, not the USA. The attorney for the website owners was not even allowed to read most of the complaint, nor were they provided with timely updates of what was going on with the case, something required by US law and court procedures. Freezing a defense lawyer out and not giving the lawyer representing the defendant access to information and status updates about the case that are required under the law is something I would expect from China or North Korea, not the USA.

    For those who want more information, or believe that it cannot happen to them, I suggest you take a look at this

    This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day - The Daily What

    Or this site here

    ICE Admits To Returning Domain While RIAA Threatens Dajaz1 With More Legal Actions | Techdirt

    The site in question is Dajaz1. See your favorite search engine for more details if you want them.

    So don't go saying "It cannot happen here." Because you never know . . . until it's too late. See my sig file; was Einstein dealing with a government agency when he said that?
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    By the way, just so you know, I have no affiliation with the domain registrar I mentioned above. It's just a company I found that has reasonable pricing that is located outside the USA.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardnova
    Godaddy was SOLD this last summer. Bob is no longer running the show and many many people have left as well. A lot has changed as they need to recover a few Billion in investment as that is what they paid for the company. FYI - Godaddy is NOT the company it was before the sale.

    [quote=flyinghammers;5287826]I'm really surprised that a big tech company like GoDaddy supports SOPA. I am finally getting rid of them for good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jra
    http://SOPADdaddy.com
    Stick it to Godaddy where it counts, the wallet!
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  • Profile picture of the author samdar
    So, here is the update folks...

    Now Godaddy not only don't support SOPA, but also oppose SOPA!

    What a weird way to react? Shouldn't they realize what the community wants and go by it? Being in business for so many years with tons of customers and cash made them blunt I guess. Anyways the fear of losing customers and business it the only thing that made them reverse their decision. Here is the PR sent by Godaddy CEO to major PR sites.

    We have observed a spike in domain name transfers, which are running above normal rates and which we attribute to GoDaddy’s prior support for SOPA, which was reversed,” said Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman. “Go Daddy opposes SOPA because the legislation has not fulfilled its basic requirement to build a consensus among stake-holders in the technology and Internet communities. Our company regrets the loss of any of our customers, who remain our highest priority, and we hope to repair those relationships and win back their business over time.

    Read more @ Techcrunch: Burned By Fleeing Customers, GoDaddy No Longer Just ‘Doesn’t Support’ But Actually “OPPOSES” SOPA | TechCrunch
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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    Well damn, now I have to go and transfer some domains. LOL Oh well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greenfatman
    Already buying in Namecheap, soon I'll be away from godaddy, peace of mind
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  • NameCheap is the WORST company PERIOD.

    They have STOLEN, yes STOLEN my domains. Now I have to sue them.

    They have the worst Customer Service I have encountered in over 15 years online.

    So good luck to you.

    GoDaddy has 24/7 Tech Support. And they actually take care of problems when you have them.

    Go ahead and try to get someone on the Phone with NameCheap.

    Good luck with that.

    GoDaddy is a real business. NameCheap is a front.
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  • Go ahead and transfer to NameCheap and pay the price later on when you need help.

    SOPA has nothing to do with GoDaddy it doesn't make a damn bit of difference if they support it or not. They mean nothing to Congress.

    If you want to vent do it with your Vote.

    SOPA is nothing compared to NDAA.

    If you want to be pissed off about something you should be pissed off that the United States Government can now detain you with out a charge and hold you indefinitely with not right to trail... none. Basically they can imprison you and throw away the key.

    That makes SOPA look like nothing.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm very against SOPA... but there are much more pressing matters than SOPA.
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    • Profile picture of the author retsek
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

      Go ahead and transfer to NameCheap and pay the price later on when you need help.

      SOPA has nothing to do with GoDaddy it doesn't make a damn bit of difference if they support it or not. They mean nothing to Congress.

      If you want to vent do it with your Vote.

      SOPA is nothing compared to NDAA.

      If you want to be pissed off about something you should be pissed off that the United States Government can now detain you with out a charge and hold you indefinitely with not right to trail... none. Basically they can imprison you and throw away the key.

      That makes SOPA look like nothing.

      Don't get me wrong, I'm very against SOPA... but there are much more pressing matters than SOPA.
      You know ...there's many people who can say the same and EVEN WORSE about godaddy.

      I have over 300 domains. Most of them are at Namecheap for a good reason. They are the best registrar HANDS down. As others said, the chat support on Namecheap is incredible. Since I've been using them, I don't think I've ever had to wait for support via email to fix a problem.

      Coming in the second is Godaddy and not by choice - usually because the domain is locked there, or up until this SOPA debacle, too lazy to transfer them out.
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      • Originally Posted by retsek View Post

        You know ...there's many people who can say the same and EVEN WORSE about godaddy.

        I have over 300 domains. Most of them are at Namecheap for a good reason. They are the best registrar HANDS down. As others said, the chat support on Namecheap is incredible. Since I've been using them, I don't think I've ever had to wait for support via email to fix a problem.

        Coming in the second is Godaddy and not by choice - usually because the domain is locked there, or up until this SOPA debacle, too lazy to transfer them out.
        Actually they can't.

        GoDaddy is a real business.

        GoDaddy has an actual street address and REAL 24/7 Telephone support.

        24/7 Sales & Support: (480) 505-8877 - 24/7 Billing Support: (480) 505-8855.

        Why does NameCheap not offer Telephone support? Why does NameCheap not have a corporate address? They hide behind a maildrop at a location owned by Regus HQ. The same address is used by dozens of "companies".

        Good luck with NameCheap. If you have a problem you're screwed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Infomaster
        Just a warning for those looking elsewhere - I had year of good experience with 1and1, then about a year ago they did a 180. They tricked me into more expensive service, and that locked in an annual period. Sounds like GoDaddy has also undergone a change. Anyway, I suggest avoiding 1and1 as you look at options.
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    • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

      Go ahead and transfer to NameCheap and pay the price later on when you need help.

      SOPA has nothing to do with GoDaddy it doesn't make a damn bit of difference if they support it or not. They mean nothing to Congress.

      If you want to vent do it with your Vote.

      SOPA is nothing compared to NDAA.

      If you want to be pissed off about something you should be pissed off that the United States Government can now detain you with out a charge and hold you indefinitely with not right to trail... none. Basically they can imprison you and throw away the key.

      That makes SOPA look like nothing.

      Don't get me wrong, I'm very against SOPA... but there are much more pressing matters than SOPA.
      You said it... Did they actually pass that? I thought BO was going to veto?
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      • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
        Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

        Go ahead and transfer to NameCheap and pay the price later on when you need help.

        SOPA has nothing to do with GoDaddy it doesn't make a damn bit of difference if they support it or not. They mean nothing to Congress.

        If you want to vent do it with your Vote.

        SOPA is nothing compared to NDAA.

        If you want to be pissed off about something you should be pissed off that the United States Government can now detain you with out a charge and hold you indefinitely with not right to trail... none. Basically they can imprison you and throw away the key.

        That makes SOPA look like nothing.

        Don't get me wrong, I'm very against SOPA... but there are much more pressing matters than SOPA.

        Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

        You said it... Did they actually pass that? I thought BO was going to veto?
        NDAA = Take you, lock you up and throw away the key.

        SOPA = Take your domain, lock IT up and throw away the key (and the Protect IP Act along with it).

        Dangerous trend here, that's for sure! And the common denominator in the two is loss of liberty imposed by either the government or corporate elites (or maybe even an evil competitor). Neither one is necessary, as there are already more than enough laws on the books that are going unused to do what is needed to stop those breaking the law!

        But if I say anything more this will turn into a political comment, which is not allowed here @ Warrior Forum (due to Admin's rules, as it should be, not government interference).
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        • Profile picture of the author xsite
          Godaddy turned me off years ago (for a number of reasons) and now I've got another reason to avoid Godaddy like the plague!

          Over the years I've been very happy with Namecheap for purchasing my domain names, however I've never used Namecheap for hosting (and don't ever plan to) as I like my current hosting account very much.

          Thinking about what could happen to the Internet (or more to the point, affiliate and Internet marketing) if SOPA passes chills me to the bone...

          ... Stay vigilant people, our freedoms are at risk like never before!
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  • Profile picture of the author Snow_Predator
    Just transferred all my domains to Namecheap from Shi.tdaddy yesterday. Will never use their service again.
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    • Originally Posted by Snow_Predator View Post

      Just transferred all my domains to Namecheap from Shi.tdaddy yesterday. Will never use their service again.
      That's good thinking. And you'll likely regret it.

      NameCheap isn't a real business. They are a front.

      They use a mail drop box at Regus HQ, they have no telephone numbers, and their staff is a bunch of A holes.
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      • Profile picture of the author flyinghammers
        Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

        That's good thinking. And you'll likely regret it.

        NameCheap isn't a real business. They are a front.

        They use a mail drop box at Regus HQ, they have no telephone numbers, and their staff is a bunch of A holes.

        We get it. Namecheap sucks and GoDaddy is god. You posted 5 separate times with the same message in less than two hours. Thanks for enlightening us.
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  • So you think NameCheap is so great?

    On Black Friday of 2011, Namecheap offered a 99 cent sale every few hours. But when we went to check out we were charged $29.00 and not $3 for three domain names. Namecheap rtefuses to give ANY of our money back nor REFUND us.

    Do not use NAMECHEAP they are crooks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jpsilver
    Now that Godaddy doesn't support SOPA anymore they're trying to rebuild their business by running a special promotion where you can register a domain name for $1. I wonder how many domains will be registered since they already lost over 40, 000 to the SOPA debacle.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Pratt
    Im so glad this is backfiring on GoDaddy, no one should support SOPA.
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  • Profile picture of the author kokopelli
    Yep, the whole SOPA thing stinks to high heaven - I'm getting rid of my GoDaddy domains (or at least, are trying to limit future exposure by reducing them).
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    SOPA | Name.com -

    Name.com has been my preferred registrar for many years (no connection to me), and they have (beautifully) given their opinion on SOPA.

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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    I'm very surprised about godaddy supporting SOPA. 1and1 has spoken against it and trying to get people to petition. I know people here have had bad experiences with 1and1, I use them for all my domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Godaddy is like the itchy annoying sore on your back you cannot reach LOL.

    I have my own host now in Melbourne and I can pick up the phone get it answered, and the guy the other end knows me like a brother.

    Now that is what I call service and a real domain, hosting provider.
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