It’s not often that boycotts are successful especially, it would seem, boycotts that start on the Internet. Like those online petitions that the White House constantly ignores, they usually go nowhere and very rarely influence a corporations behavior.
That wasn’t the case when Internet social bookmarking site Reddit.com aimed it’s collective crosshairs at domain registrar GoDaddy.com for it’s support of SOPA (or the Stop Online Piracy Act), which would give the federal government the ability to censor the Internet.
Go Daddy is no longer supporting SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” currently working its way through U.S. Congress.
“Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, which is why Go Daddy has been working to help craft revisions to this legislation—but we can clearly do better,” Warren Adelman, Go Daddy’s newly appointed CEO, said. “It’s very important that all Internet stakeholders work together on this. Getting it right is worth the wait. Go Daddy will support it when and if the Internet community supports it.”