Bad news for website hosting giant Go Daddy. They have lost at least 37,000 domains in the past few days due to their Stop Online Piracy Act.
After Go Daddy appeared on the list of companies supporting the S.O.P.A., thousands upon thousands of their most valued clients stopped their subscription. Go Daddy initially belittled the effect on their decision to support the online act after individuals staged a boycott by switching their domains to another provider. Their early estimates of losses now seem to be inaccurate.
Now, Go Daddy has taken back their support to the S.O.P.A., but it was after 37,000 subscriptions were pulled out. This was according to a report by The Domains. They also added that the initial number of individuals who switched domains were at 15,000. 21,054 subscribers followed suit the next day. With the huge number of switching occurring, Go Daddy is about to lose a significant amount.
But TechCrunch and Gizmodo said that they are downplaying Go Daddy’s support of S.O.P.A.. The community link sharing site Reddit says that Go Daddy’s CEO Warren Adelman is really neutral in his stance when it comes to supporting S.O.P.A.. Adelman said that the bill still needs some tweaking.
The bill gives the U.S. government and copyright holders the authority to fail charges versus sites that are infringing, piracy and intellectual property.
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