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#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:46 PM

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  Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:01 PM

Hey Warren, "give the customers what they want." Does that ring a bell? Mmm?

What? Did you get a hold of Reed Hastings' playbook?

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  Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:02 PM

I moved all my domains. Sorry Danica.
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  Posted 29 December 2011 - 08:50 PM

Or maybe it's the offensive, sexist full-page ads you've been running in the New York Times for 3 days straight now.

Change your name too. It sounds too much like a bad porn flick out of San Fernando Valley.
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  Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:36 PM

I have moved my site to NameCheap! I'm a BIG Danica Fan but Im a much bigger fan of my uncensored internet!! GoDaddy made a serious mistake, one that just might haunt them for many years to come.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:55 AM

View Postcv, on 29 December 2011 - 05:01 PM, said:

Hey Warren, "give the customers what they want." Does that ring a bell? Mmm?


I'm curious: What do you posit "the customers" want that it would be reasonable to give them?
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  Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:10 AM

I sincerely hope SOPA gets refined from its current rough diamond status and passed by Congress as soon as, to finally give content creators proper tools to wipe the smile off the File Sharing community's faces.

These sorts of reports make me very sad indeed (and this is just the mainstream stuff. It's the little guy content creators that are the real losers):
http://marquee.blogs...?iref=allsearch
and:
http://edition.cnn.c...?iref=allsearch
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:38 AM

View Postbastion, on 30 December 2011 - 02:55 AM, said:

View Postcv, on 29 December 2011 - 05:01 PM, said:

Hey Warren, "give the customers what they want." Does that ring a bell? Mmm?


I'm curious: What do you posit "the customers" want that it would be reasonable to give them?


Bastion

You beat me to the punch. I was thinking the exact same thing. They register domain names. What could they possibly offer as an incentive to come back? An autographed photo of Danica Patrick? :unsure:
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:13 PM

View Post1STnTENDERBITS, on 30 December 2011 - 06:38 AM, said:

View Postbastion, on 30 December 2011 - 02:55 AM, said:

View Postcv, on 29 December 2011 - 05:01 PM, said:

Hey Warren, "give the customers what they want." Does that ring a bell? Mmm?


I'm curious: What do you posit "the customers" want that it would be reasonable to give them?


Bastion

You beat me to the punch. I was thinking the exact same thing. They register domain names. What could they possibly offer as an incentive to come back? An autographed photo of Danica Patrick? :unsure:


They also host websites & email setups. My domain name was regestered with GoDaddy as well as my website run through them.
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  Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

I am presently in the final stages of moving 58 of my domains away from GoDaddy. Here are four reasons for my move…

1. They were proponents of SOPA. And while I don't really care that much about SOPA, because my domains are all legit - I can see a heavy-handed approach here. I could easily see that if they simply don't like what they see they feel it should be within their jurisdiction to just flip the switch. I really don’t feel comfortable with that attitude. Does GoDaddy think they're the God of the internet?

In my early years of ecommerce, I had my ecommerce domain hosted on GoDaddy. All of a sudden (coincidentally while I was out of the country) they shut my site down. Why? Because they said my database was using too much bandwidth. That may have been true, but to shut my site down without contacting me first - without even giving me a warning - that was over the top! And let me tell you - it was so much fun trying to get my site moved to a different provider and back up and running while my wife and I were sitting in a wifi cafe on our first trip to Europe. The pain GoDaddy caused during our first 24 hours in Europe was excruciating.

Bob Parsons apparently likes to bag elephants (in the name of helping the locals in Zimbabwe). Yeah right! If the locals have an elephant problem, I’m confident that they can deal with it in the same way they have for hundreds of years - long before this cowboy came to town. The truth is, he apparently enjoyed killing it. Why else would he have been there doing it? He even had the nerve to film the whole thing and post the video. Kinda creepy.

The fourth reason I’ve chosen to leave the company is the scumminess of everything mentioned above - combined with the company’s marketing. They think it’s necessary to use sex to sell. It all fits together, the company has a problem with ethics. Ethics, it should be a driving force in a company. This company seems to have a deficiency in that department. Right down to the recent news story that they’ve reportedly blocked people’s transfers. All this adds up to a company that I don’t want to partner with. I make my living from my domains. I don’t want this organization being associated with my company any longer.

So these are the reasons I have transferred 58 domains away from GoDaddy. I hope GoDaddy debacle goes down in history as a lesson for students of business that when you do the wrong thing(s), it can sometimes (in fact often) comes back to bite you in the butt.
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  Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:25 PM

The problem I have with SOPA is the absence of any provision for due process. While Internet piracy is a serious problem, violating the founding principles of the US Constitution is not a credible solution. If you can deny “free speech” to pirates with just an accusation of copyright violations, you can deny it to anyone. It’s fundamental to our legal system that one is innocent until proven guilty. SOPA requires no proof. It shifts the burden of proving innocence to the accused, a slippery slope if there ever was one. The process of proving copyright violations may be tedious and inefficient, but it’s better than the SOPA prescribed alternative, which will open a Pandora’s Box of unintended consequences. The creators of SOPA need to do more than tinker with it. They need to start over from scratch, working from basic principles of equal justice under the law and devise a solution that does not do mare harm than good.
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  Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:23 AM

A couple of other key points to know:
-Go Daddy has a provision that makes them immune from the bill.
-Go Daddy help draft the bill.
-Go Daddy has publicly said it is against the bill, but has not said so in Congress (where it counts the most). Basically it's a PR move and nothing else. Also a sign if this fails, they might craft another equally bad bid in the future.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostJonny627j, on 29 December 2011 - 08:50 PM, said:

Or maybe it's the offensive, sexist full-page ads you've been running in the New York Times for 3 days straight now.

Change your name too. It sounds too much like a bad porn flick out of San Fernando Valley.


Hi, i had to log in to reply to your comment because when Apple recommended GoDaddy to me when MobileMe was announced to be cancelled, my exact thoughts were why does this domain service have a name that sounds like a porno? It is nice to know that someone else agreed. http://forums.macwor...ult/biggrin.gif

I haven't seen the Ads myself but it does not surprise me, I completely think that if people want to leave them because of SOPA then that is their right. I do not think they are going to get costumers back because they only send out the statement because they were worried about losing their money, not because of any real regret. There is just something fishy about them.

Certainly happy i chose a different service..
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