Another SOPA Casualty: Imgur To Leave GoDaddy
Yesterday, we discussed the mass exodus domain registrar GoDaddy has been dealing with due to their SOPA support, something GoDaddy backed off of, but only after the damage had been done.
While Wikipedia represents perhaps the most famous of the sites willing to leave GoDaddy’s service, another popular service, Imgur.com, is in the process of moving its domain away from GoDaddy’s index. While Imgur’s popularity is not on Wikipedia’s scale, seeing how it’s the image hosting service of choice for Reddit members, its popularity has grown exponentially over the last year.
Now, it appears as if GoDaddy’s previous SOPA support will cost them another popular domain:
@stillgray It’s in the works.
As pointed out by Gameranx, and other bloggers who fear SOPA’s impact, SOPA poses a direct threat to the kind of content Imgur features, which explains their desire to move. Yes, GoDaddy backtracked, but clearly, some doubt the sincerity of GoDaddy’s new, anti-SOPA stance.