GoDaddy and its scantily clad spokesmodels used to be publicly listed as supporters of SOPA until pressure from big-name customers forced them to withdraw, reports the BBC.
SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” is the yet-to-be-passed legislation that everyone’s been talking about.
It basically proposes that movie studios and record companies can get court orders to take down any websites they think are pirating intellectual property.
GoDaddy’s new stance on SOPA was explained by CEO Warren Adelman: “Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, which is why GoDaddy has been working to help craft revisions to this legislation – but we can clearly do better.”
Despite the fact that the company no longer publicly supports SOPA, high-profile customers like Wikipedia, Cheezburger Network, and Imgur, one of the largest image hosting sites on the web, are still planning to transfer their GoDaddy domains to other companies as a form of boycott.