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Dec. 29th is Move Your Domain Day, and other SOPA Rants and Thoughts

While GoDaddy reversed their SOPA stance because of public outcry from fairly big names (and smaller single entities), you should still probably look at other options because SOPA is just such an ugly thing. It would mean the end of major sites with small teams. Naturally, groups like the RIAA are behind SOPA -- the same RIAA who pirated $9 million worth of TV shows.

Seriously, if you don't know anything about SOPA, read up here, here, here (linked to before), here and here. Oregon's own Ron Wyden is trying to propose alternatives to SOPA.

Many folks (except maybe this guy) are trying to move their business away from SOPA-supporting companies, me being one of them. I manage 60+ domains personally as well as for a few companies I work for, and am slowly moving them away from GoDaddy.com to NameCheap (affiliate link -- use that to transfer/buy, and I get a few pennies) for this along with a few other reasons. While GoDaddy.com is cheap, so is NameCheap, and their support/service has been better (and good lord, GoDaddy is always trying to upsell me a boat load of crap I don't need/want every time I try to renew something there). NameCheap is joining in on the call for a move your domain day on December 29th with $7 transfers, and they'll donate $1 to EFF for each domain transferred. While I can't afford to move all my personal domains at once, I will be moving them when renewal time comes up (I've already moved several of the company-managed domains I deal with). There's an easy step-by-step guide to move your domains from GoDaddy to Namecheap.

Why do poorly-written laws like this even see the light of day? Seriously, Congress, it's not OK to not know how the Internet works (similarly, it's not OK to not know how Congress works).

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Posted by Jake on 12/27/11 @ 04:35 PM
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