“Go Daddy customers were being encouraged to transfer their domain names away from the company as a result of its strong support for the proposed SOPA bill. SOPA is particularly relevant to the domain name industry as it calls for American ISPs to block domains of sites determined to be facilitating piracy.
However Go Daddy, via outspoken general counsel Christine Jones, was the only domain registrar to strongly publicly back the proposed legislation. When the boycott gathered steam on Reddit last week, several competitors came out against SOPA and offered Go Daddy customers discounts to transfer their domains.”
“Executive vice-president of GoDaddy, Christine Jones, claimed during the interview that the suggested legislation would be protecting the intellectual property of hard-working US citizens, businesses and the public from the harm necessarily flowing from the purchase of fake goods.… Read the rest