SOPA bytes GoDaddy’s business, and it will hurt you too.
- Thursday, December 29, 2011, 18:18
- Threat Research
SOPA as currently constructed can never work as intended. I'm not going to get into the reasons we don't like it because of its oppressive implications or because it is against our first amendment rights nor for any other reason (there's been so much other commentary on those issues that it would be superfluous). I just want to point out some very simple technical things about how the Internet actually works, and which either break SOPA or would cause SOPA to be ineffective..
The Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA as it is more commonly known, currently being debated in congress, has lit up a huge outcry on the Internet in recent weeks. We, here at ESET were one of the companies who, a little while ago, started raising the alarm about the devastating effect it would have on America's online economy, along with several other very high profile companies.
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GoDaddy, the popular domain registrar was initially a prominent supporter of SOPA and when this was revealed it prompted a large Internet campaign to move domains away from GoDaddy – in the next couple of days they lost 37,000 domains.
Today, 29th of December, is the culmination of that campaign when many companies will be moving their domains.
As of today, ESET is also moving our 26 domains from GoDaddy. As expected,