GoDaddy is in big trouble and they know it. MLG Gaming issued a statement recently and said that they are dropping over 100 domains from GoDaddy and switching to Namecheap.
Now, 100 domains may not be much, since over 45 million domains are under GoDaddy, but it’s nice to see people stand up for their rights against the SOPA bill, which threatens to affect many people who make a livelihood from the internet.
This is what they said:
MLG would like to officially announce that we have removed our entire network, which encompasses over 100 domains, from GoDaddy.com in response to their support of SOPA. Moving forward, we will be using Namecheap for all of our hosting needs.
MLG is firmly against both the specifics of SOPA and the philosophy behind the bill. We urge all of you to read up on the issue and draw your own conclusions.
If more people stand up and spread the word, the impact will be big enough for GoDaddy and others to feel the heat. They recently said that they aren’t supporting the SOPA anymore, but it’s too late for backtracking it seems.
What can GoDaddy do now? Tell us in the comments section below.