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Is Wikipedia Leaving GoDaddy Or Not?

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Did GoDaddy’s denouncement of SOPA/PIPA change the online encyclopedia’s point of view on the domain registrar or are the folks who run Wikipedia being selective about the next place they register their domain?

As of now, thanks to the ByeDaddy search engine, a list of the top 100 searched domains still with GoDaddy reveals Wikipedia.org in the top spot, as well as a host — pun intended — of other sites you wouldn’t expect to frequent a SOPA-supporting company with such direct ties to the Internet. Sites like XKCD.com, UrbanDictionary, WordPress, Penny Arcade, TV Tropes, and Groveshark are just a few of the companies paying GoDaddy for their registrar service.

Perhaps the thinking is GoDaddy’s immunity from SOPA-related shutdowns will trickle down to domains that registered with GoDaddy. As for Wikipedia, apparently, they still plan on leaving GoDaddy, but they are taking their time in regards to picking a new domain registration service. A tweet from Jimmy Wales reveals as much:

@jsweder @GoDaddy We are moving. They will not get another penny. We are being thoughtful about choosing. 2 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Apparently, Namecheap’s promotional move didn’t appeal to the Wikipedia masters very much at all. With that in mind, here’s the top 100 sites still with GoDaddy’s service, courtesy of the ByeDaddy’s metrics:

wikipedia.org
xkcd.com
myeg.net
quantic-destiny.com
ronpaul2012.com
digg.com
mmo-champion.com
cynicalbrit.com
stackoverflow.com
urbandictionary.com
github.com
wordpress.org
wordpress.com
sc2ranks.com
rootzwiki.com
wikipedia.com
twit.tv
respawn.com
oceanmarketinginc.com
tvtropes.org
penny-arcade.com
icanhascheezburger.com
revision3.com
nasl.tv
theverge.com
youjizz.com
wellplayed.org
solomid.net
curse.com
geekosystem.com
hfboards.com
worldofwarcraft.com
mashable.com
37signals.com
giantbomb.com
gravatar.org
neogaf.com
blip.tv
swtor.com
craveonline.com
kevinrose.com
xkcd.org
grooveshark.com
wikibooks.org
wikia.com
mspaintadventures.com
foursquare.com
destructoid.com
barackobama.com
memebase.com
buzzfeed.com
wikimedia.org
explosm.net
cheezburger.com
wowhead.com
stackexchange.com
thenoisecast.com
ronpaulforums.com
openbsd.org
livejournal.com
katterhenry.net
arenajunkies.com
wocserver.org
teevox.com
nexon.net
kde.org
esfiworld.com
airbnb.com
yogscast.com
oink.com
soundcloud.com
quickmeme.com
kpopchan.com
icefilms.info
firedoglake.com
fanfiction.net
failblog.com
colonyofgamers.com
codsm.org
codinghorror.com
wimp.com
shoemoney.com
serverfault.com
riaa.org
nicholasforneris.com
miniclip.com
lockergnome.com
lazygamer.net
jrmracing.com
feld.com
break.com
starcraft2.com
pof.com
lesther.info
interviewstreet.com
endoftheinter.net
boardgamegeek.com
blazemore.net
archlinuxarm.org
wingsupply.com

Did GoDaddy’s SOPA reversal change minds of these site owners or are they simply taking their time, like Wikipedia?

Lead image courtesy of Natalie Dee.

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  • http://newstechnica.com David Gerard

    I forwarded this post to the Wikimedia press list – the move is going ahead, the WMF is just quite busy with end-of-fundraiser stuff at the moment.

    The whole story was a complete surprise at a busy moment and just before holidays. It went something like:

    “WHY IS WIKIPEDIA USING THE EVIL GODADDY?!”
    “… We are?”

    I mean, who thinks that hard about their domain registrar? It’s amazing that one’s actually done something odious enough to rate caring about on ethical grounds at all.

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