Go Daddy Rivals Capitalize On SOPA Controversy

PCWorld.com, Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:27 AM
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Go Daddy rivals, including Hover, Name.com, and Namecheap, are looking to capitalize on the world's largest domain registrar's initial decision to support the Stop Online Piracy Act. All four firms offer discounted transfer costs and other enticements to convince site owners to transfer their business away from Go Daddy. A potential Go Daddy exodus could hit its climax Thursday, which has been proclaimed Move Your Domain Day by Namecheap.

Recently, Go Daddy was roundly criticized for its public support of the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill currently making its way through Congress and widely derided by the tech community. Then, Go Daddy pulled its support after several high-profile clients threatened to leave the company.

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