Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wikipedia stands true to its word and ditches GoDaddy

GoDaddy's initial support of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the controversial anti-piracy bill in the US, set of a chain reaction with may large internet companies blacking out. All of this to stop the SOPA/PIPA bills that many users believed to be a threat to freedom on the internet. The boycott started on Reddit and soon many other websites followed. GoDaddy initially offered support for the SOPA bill and once that became public knowledge, people who used GoDaddy as their website host decided to ditch the service and leave. Many webmasters started transferring their domain's off of GoDaddy servers and this led to a trend in people migrating away from GoDaddy. The fold who run GoDaddy realized that this si going to lead to a loss in revenues and even worse came out in the open and retracted their stance on to the SOPA bill. They now publicly said that they do not support that bill.

One of the companies who had promised to ditch GoDaddy was Wikipedia, now after three months they have left GoDaddy's DNS service. They have shifted to a new host MarkMonitor. Shows that the internet is not about to forget that scare and does not forgive so easily. Will Wikipedia leaving GoDaddy effect the influence GoDaddy has had over the internet for so long. Hard to say but Wikipedia is one of the most accessed and trusted sites on the net and with it leaving GoDaddy, smaller companies who require web-hosting services might start looking elsewhere. The big question that remains however is that all the other websites that said they would leave GoDaddy, well, will they also leave and will GoDaddy start seeing an exodus 3 months after it all began? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Source: RWW

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