21000 domains migrated from GoDaddy because of SOPA support
GoDaddy, Domain registrar, lost approximately 21,000 domains in a day i.e. yesterday. On the other hand, it has been reported that Go Daddy loses over 37,000 domains in the past two days.
According to experts, it could be the result of company’s p.r. setback over its support for Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Although the company has taken back the stance but it was after the transfer of so many domains to other registrar as reported by The Domains. ”Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it,” Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman announced in a statement.
According to the reports, 15,000 domains were transferred to other registrar on Thursday and 21,054 domains were transferred on Friday. If we consider $6.99 to $10.99 of fees to each domain, than it is obvious that the company has lost a huge amount of money. However, it is interesting to note that on Thursday more domains were transferred to Go Daddy than left i.e. 17,000 came to Go Daddy as compared to 15,000 left.
SOPA is the proposed legislation giving both the U.S. government and copyright holders the power to look for court orders in opposition to websites or weblogs linked with encroaching, pirating and/or forging intellectual property.