byÂ Natalie Weinstein, CNET
Domain registrar Go Daddy lost over 21,000 domains yesterday. It could be a coincidence–or it could be the result of the company’s p.r. debacle over its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Yesterday,Â Go Daddy actually reversed courseÂ and dropped its support for the controversial legislation. “Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it,” Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman announced in a statement.
SOPA, introduced in Congress this fall, would make it easier for the Justice Department to shut down sites allegedly dedicated to piracy.
AnÂ anti-Go Daddy thread on social site RedditÂ led to the creation of Godaddyboycott.org, a site set up to let people amass their disapproval with the company’s support of SOPA.
While 21,054 domains transferred out Friday of Domaincontrol.com–which is managed by Go Daddy–it is only fair to note that 20,034 transferred in the same day,Â according to domain tracker Dailychanges.com
According to techie site TheNextWeb.com, though, the transfers-out have been building over the course of the week, with 8,800 reported on Monday and 14,500 on Wednesday.
Go Daddy did not immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment.
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