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[Go Daddy.com] Godaddy boycott special: $6.99 domain transfer

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[Go Daddy.com] Godaddy boycott special: $6.99 domain transfer

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I'm sure many of you have heard about the GoDaddy boycott going on right now. As of the morning of December 26, over 72,000 domains have been transferred away from godaddy over the last 5 days! SOURCE

The real mass exodus away from godaddy is scheduled to take place on December 29, although you can and should do it at any time. Namecheap is offering $6.99 domain transfers and is donating $1 to the EFF on your behalf for every domain transferred. Whoisguard is also included for free. Use coupon code: SOPASUCKS. You can read about the deal and the reason for the boycott HERE.

I transferred all of my domains away from godaddy a couple days ago. I have been meaning to do it for a while anyway due to their horrid website littered with up-sell attempts at every turn (I cringe every year when I have to renew), annoying branding and advertising, and arrogant CEO, Bob Parsons. But their stance on SOPA, followed by their financially-motivated back-peddling, finally made me go through the minor hassle of transferring out. Transferring out was actually much easier than I expected.

More good domain name registrars are probably going to be offering transfer specials in the next few days due to the GoDaddy boycott. If you'd like to add those specials to this thread, post them and I'll update the first post. Also, if you've already transferred your domains away from GoDaddy, post in this thread and tell us what deal you used!

EDIT: A couple more deals from different registrars:

Name.com is offering 10% off transfers with coupon code: STOPSOPA.

Hover is offering $7 domain transfers with coupon code: OpenInternet. They will also donate $1 to demandprogress.org on your behalf.(Thanks to midnite76ca)
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paying extra to transfer a domain is a hot deal?
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Darko wrote:
Dec 27th, 2011 4:30 am
paying extra to transfer a domain is a hot deal?

Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. Nobody is paying extra to transfer a domain. Namecheap will donate $1 on your behalf to the EFF for every domain you transfer. In addition, namecheap is offering a special price of $6.99 to transfer your domain to them. Obviously this price includes an additional year of domain registration. In other words, it was cheaper for me to transfer to namecheap than to stay with godaddy. Combined with the boycott and other reasons not to use godaddy, it was a no-brainer.
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jackboot wrote:
Dec 27th, 2011 4:44 am
Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. Nobody is paying extra to transfer a domain. Namecheap will donate $1 on your behalf to the EFF for every domain you transfer. In addition, namecheap is offering a special price of $6.99 to transfer your domain to them. Obviously this price includes an additional year of domain registration.

gotcha. :)
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Namecheap ftw been using them for many years and they having amazing support.
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Even though I don't have any websites to transfer I just wanted to say for the sake of free internet: "DOWN WITH GODADDY."
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godaddy = worst registrar ever?

aren't they biting the hand that feeds them?
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I only ever used Godaddy for their 1$ promo on new domains,

And it was not worth the pain.
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not valid for .ca. I only have .ca domains :\
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what will happen to DNS settings when you do a domain transfer? do I have to put them back again?
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Does SOPA help stop cyber-squatters? I don't mind if that were to happen..
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40gates wrote:
Dec 27th, 2011 7:19 am
Does SOPA help stop cyber-squatters? I don't mind if that were to happen..

nah all it does is bite the hand that feeds it and attack innocent people

"The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who requests the court orders, the actions could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators such as PayPal from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites."

So for example on RFD someone posted a thread called "beats inspired headphones"
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i guess its "facilitating copyright infringement" on the Beats headphones so they would just shut RFD down

pretty stupid bill really
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Transferred all of my domains out of GoDaddy the other day. It's important for the Internet community to respond to censorship both in Canada (snooping bill) and the US (SOPA), otherwise we won't recognize the Net in a few years.
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hOrnizuka wrote:
Dec 27th, 2011 7:17 am
what will happen to DNS settings when you do a domain transfer? do I have to put them back again?

DNS settings will remain the same, you won't need to enter them again. Assuming you're doing domain transfer only, as I did, and not buying a hosting package from Namecheap.
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Thanks OP. Love having a reason to finally ditch Godaddy. Have been annoyed by them for years. Moving my domains now.

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