From Drew Olanoff at TheNextWeb regarding the GoDaddy SOPA support fiasco:
It’s going to get worse before it gets better for domain registration company Go Daddy. Yesterday, we reported that Go Daddy had reversed its decision to support SOPA. Its customer service reps are even taking to the phones to beg you to keep your domains with the company.
It looks like these PR moves to save face, and business, are completely futile. According to TheDomains, 21,054 domains were transferred away from Go Daddy on Friday alone. At $6.99 a pop, that would make for a loss of $147,167, not taking future renewals into account. The day before wasn’t a good one for the company either, with 15,000 people taking their domains elsewhere. That means that even though Go Daddy changed its stance, people have had enough.
I have never liked GoDaddy. They always seemed pretty shitty, like they were trying to scam their customers and take advantage of people. Even if they never did any of that, the perception I get from their site, their advertising and their corporate image is that they are in the game for abuse. It is nice to see karma working the right kind of wonders for a change. (via TBR)