GoDaddy changes mind on SOPA.
[Update: Read my interview with Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman about his company’s changed stance on SOPA]
A growing call for a boycott of GoDaddy over its support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has achieved its goal — GoDaddy just announced it no longer supports the bill.
GoDaddy general counsel Christine Jones had been steadfast in her support of the bill, and GoDaddy had posted her commentary on the bill on its web site. That post has been removed.
Although the company came out in support of the bill a couple months ago, no one seemed to notice until a list of supporting organizations was released this week. That lead to a movement on Reddit for people to transfer their domains away.
Domain registrars such as Name.com and Hover offered coupon codes for transfers to people who wanted to join the movement. The movement echoed a similar outcry earlier this year after video surfaced of the company’s founder Bob Parsons shooting an elephant.