GoDaddy, SOPA, Promo Codes, and some Transfer Tips

Now you know how powerful you are. GoDaddy has changed their position on SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). They were for it, and now, after you transferred your domains and voiced your opinion, they’re against it.

Danny Luksa put together this simple and probably Not-Safe-For-Work illustration of what went down.

Illustrations and jokes aside, what’s important here is that a flawed piece of legislation has lost a major backer. So we’re not going to kick GoDaddy while they’re down. We’re moving forward (with your help, thank you) with our effort to get politicians to back away from this giant, stinking pustule of freedom-pinching poo. Our new promo code is ‘STOPSOPA’.

For those of you determined to transfer, now through the end of the year use the promo code, “STOPSOPA” for 10% off transfer ins (COM, NET, ORG, TV, INFO, IN, US, CO, ME & TEL) and also receive 40% off any of our hosting plans!

For the sake of our support team…

Transfers are typically seamless. However, we understand that your domains aren’t just URLs, but ideas, enclaves of inspiration and money makers. The wait from one registrar to another can be stressful. Here are some things to keep in mind to make your transfer to go as smoothly as possible:

1. Make sure your domain is unlocked.
2. Turn off your Whois privacy.
3. Make sure your admin email is current (it’s best if it’s the one you use most regularly).
4. Ensure that your Auth (transfer) Code is valid.
5. Watch for the email that our world class customer support will be sending you.
6. Within your account you’ll see that you can monitor the transfer:

And you can view the status and result of your transfered domains.

7. As long as nothing is changed or disabled by the losing registrar (it rarely is), the DNS entries (and name servers) will not be effected.

Those are some things to look out for with your transfer. Now back to pounding SOPA into the dirt. The Internet is where ideas are born, opinions exchanged and innovation thrives., your ICANN-accredited company o’ cool and customer support, is going to do all it can to keep it that way.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:54 am December 24, 2011
Klajdi Hena

I really think that just because GoDaddy changed its view on SOPA within 24 hrs, doesn’t mean that they really don’t support SOPA. They could just be saying they don’t so they won’t lose customers. Either way, the only domain I have with them is a .IT. Only if offered .IT’s

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:12 am December 24, 2011

That ” giant, stinking pustule of freedom-pinching poo ” made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:36 pm December 26, 2011

Thank you Klajdi. That’s motivation to get .IT in place.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:23 pm December 29, 2011

Good info

Harvey Specter
Posted at 4:56 pm January 1, 2012
The Fork

moving other domain to ๐Ÿ™‚

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:22 pm January 31, 2012
Live Queens

hahaha, transffered over 300 domains from godaddy to and I still have 400+ to transffer them .. why i’m here ? cos it’s hot ๐Ÿ™‚