Pack Up The Cats
A short announcement about my decision to leave GoDaddy for DreamHost.
Sunday, 2012-02-05 | Announcements, demongin.org, On the Internet
The people there have very little, many die each year from starvation and one of the problems they have is the elephants, of which there are thousands and thousands, that trash many of their fields destroying the crops. These people have literally nothing and when an elephant is killed it's a big event for them, they are going to be able to eat some protein.
|Go Daddy CEO, Bob Parsons|
For a number of reasons, not the least of which being the company's outspoken (and bizarre) advocacy for the socialist hard line that the American government should subsidize failed corporations by censoring the Internet at their request,1 GoDaddy will be losing my business.2
I have never hosted anything with GoDaddy, so there is no data to migrate: the only thing that has to move are my DNS registrations.3
The migrations of all of my domains (and there are about 15 or so of them) has already begun. Due to the general inter-connected-ness of my websites, this DNS migration will almost certainly result in temporary outages, missing images and the appearance of general malfunction across all of them.
This will be temporary and I plan to have everything moved before the end of February. I appreciate your patience.
- From GoDaddy's satement on SOPA to the Republican-controlled House of Reps:
Go Daddy devotes considerable time and resources to working to preserve the integrity and safety of the Internet by quickly closing down websites and domain names engaged in illegal activities. We not only work with federal, state, and local law enforcement, but also strive to have the most robust notice and take-down practices in the industryDomain name "seizures" are fundamentally unacceptable on the social, political and technical levels; companies whose business strategies require domain name seizures (and legislators who are paid by such companies to legitimate this behavior) misunderstand the Internet as well as the basics of economics, commerce and liberal democracy.
- Other critical, but not quite deciding factors: having to endure Danica Patrick's wind-blasted dead eye grimace every time I want to update an NS record, the annoying tendency of GoDaddy's DNS control panel to undergo fundamental UI changes every four weeks and the fact that Bob Parsons is a huge dickwad.
- I do my hosing through Linode and my DNS registrations will be moving to DreamHost.