Another SOPA Casualty: Imgur To Leave GoDaddy

    December 28, 2011

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,, 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:

XKCD and Imgur are both hosted on GoDaddy. They should move to a better host in opposition of #SOPA 4 days ago via Twitter for Mac · powered by @socialditto

@stillgray It’s in the works. 7 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

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.