I'm a technologist, speaker, and Pluralsight author and I specialize in building full-stack solutions with a focus on modern web technology and cloud native architecture.
Since I started hosting my own domains and doing web work, I've been using a website aptly named Cheap-DomainRegistration.com. I also read today that GoDaddy supports SOPA. This is a Bad ThingTM. The proposed SOPA legislation is bad, just like drinking anti-freeze is bad for dogs.
"Hah!" I said to myself, grinning in self-assuredness, "I am not using GoDaddy. This does not pertain to me."
There was a linear relationship between the width of my grin and the amount of uneasiness about issuing my previous utterance. Hmmm. To be frank, I am not sure exactly who owns my current domain host. Now the wheels in my head began turning (Since I looked at that loony, old man). I visited the site... tried searching for who the company was registered under. I couldn't find anything. It felt... wrong.
Despair kicked in. I glanced at the brand new JA Henckels chef knife my friend got me for Christmas--the sharp blade, laser edged to perfection... it would be so easy to--"No," I said. Keep hold of yourself, man!
So now the question is, are you inadvertently using a GoDaddy reseller? I highly recommend you double-check because you might just be surprised at what you find.
The more you know...
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