Go Daddy pulls support for SOPA amidst backlash, too late to satisfy Wikipedia

It looks like the prospect of widespread boycott was more than Go Daddy was willing to face as a result of its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act — the domain name registrar announced today that it has officially withdrawn its support for the controversial bill. In a statement, the company said that “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,” adding that it will support new legislation “when and if the Internet community supports it.” That move proved to be too late for a number of prominent Go Daddy customers, however, including Wikipedia, which coincidentally announced today that it will be moving all of its domain names away from Go Daddy due to its stance on SOPA. Go Daddy’s full announcement is after the break.

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