December 29, 2011, 11:38 AM —
GoDaddy, the largest domain registrar by far, has lost a reported 70,000 customers already, and may lose many more today.
GoDaddy became an anti-SOPA protest target when news leaked they supported the Stop Online Privacy Act. Instructions for transferring domains away from GoDaddy can be found in multiple places. Domain registrars competing with GoDaddy provide coupon codes for saving, usually along the lines of "SOPAsucks" or "NoDaddy." At least one company, Namecheap.com, promises to donate $1 to the EFF (Electronic Freedom Foundation) for every use of their SOPAsucks coupon.
Good to note that Google returns "about 459,000 results" when you search "Dump GoDaddy Day." Is this protest the beginning of political awakening across the Internet, or a flash in the pan? Hacker News started a poll asking "Will you move your domains from GoDaddy today?" At this writing, 208 say Yes, 112 say No, and 279 say they've already moved their domains.
Die, GoDaddy, Die
if you really want to freak GoDaddy out, start redirecting any traffic coming from a GoDaddy owned IP to a custom 404 page that says "This IP has been blocked due to your company's support of SOPA".
Insaneidea on reddit.com
Interesting that GoDaddy supports SOPA, because my very recent experience with them is that they don’t give a crap, even if someone complains directly about stealing content.
KimSkildumReid on mashable.com
The real winner at the end of the day will be NameCheap...