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Lately we didn’t really heard much from the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), I’m not complaining, it’s actually a relief, but that doesn’t mean we are safe here. After the huge protests the US congressmen only postponed the talks of the SOPA and PIPA bills, so it’s not really closed for good, it may come out any day soon and we might have a chance to see more of those protests that we saw back in the beginning of this year. Wikimedia is one of those companies that led the protest, while all their site’s were hosted in GoDaddy.com, which is a once SOPA supported company. Wikimedia has been trying to get their domains out from Go Daddy from a while now, finally last Friday, Wikimedia managed to transfer all of their domains, including Wikipedia out of the Go Daddy to protest against SOPA.
“After months of deliberation and a complicated transfer, the Wikimedia Foundation domain portfolio has been successfully transferred from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor.”
Domain registrar, Go Daddy once showed their support for the SOPA and PIPA act, which came right back at them and bite when thousands of their customers started to move out of the company servers. After that the company immediately gave up and decided not to support SOPA to keep their customers on board, but that didn’t helped them to cover the black mark caused from the incident.
You can read more in the official Blog Post.
[Via: Transfer of Wikipedia sites from GoDaddy complete Wikimedia Blog]
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