Go Daddy’s support for SOPA leads to Reddit boycott
Go Daddy, the largest domain registrar company in the world, raised the ire of the internet by supporting the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA for short. The users of Reddit, in particular, spearheaded a boycott of Go Daddy. Since then, thousands of users have moved their domain elsewhere.
Go Daddy has since reversed their stance on SOPA. But it’s too little too late. The redditors are going ahead with “Leave Go Daddy Day” on the 29th of December. Competitors such as Hostgator and Namecheap has offered special deals with coupon codes such as NODADDY or SOPASucks.
This is not the first time Go Daddy has attracted controversy. Founder Bob Parsons is fond of shooting elephants, and the company has been accused of snapping up the domain names of customers who let their accounts lapse. But their support for SOPA could prove the costliest PR disaster of all.