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December 23, 2011, 08:34:06 AM
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Many bitcoin businesses seem to use Domains By Proxy, which is owned by GoDaddy. If they want to boycott SOPA supporters, they will have to change registrars.

Go Daddy’s Position on SOPA [Godaddy.com]

GoDaddy supports SOPA, I'm transferring 51 domains & suggesting a move your domain day [reddit.com]

GoDaddy Backs SOPA [SlashDot.com]

I feel that SOPA may be used against bitcoin businesses because it tragets finacial support of websites outside normal US jurisdiction. If you have a bitcoin business, you should probably consider setting up a .bit domain with namecoin as well.

Be aware that GoDaddy sells domains under many names including "wild West Domains". The Reddit thread contains a comment explaining tips for avoiding such pitfalls (best rated comment at time of this writing).

PS: I decided to register a Canadian domain name with a Canadian registrar from the start; so this does not affect me directly.

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December 23, 2011, 09:38:48 AM
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NameCheap opposes SOPA.

They tweeted:
"Unlike the competition, we oppose SOPA because we believe in internet freedom. Transfer your domains over for $6.99 with code SOPASucks."

 - http://www.namecheap.com

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Mm, actually, I didn't even bother searching and assumed that nobody else had put forth effort to verify all the domains listed at bitcoin.it wiki for all bitcoin-related organizations/businesses/operations/communities.  And so I did just that and viola, discussion!  Anyhow, I quoted your comment in my original post.

in your post: s/effect/affect/
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December 23, 2011, 06:35:15 PM
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Mm, actually, I didn't even bother searching and assumed that nobody else had put forth effort to verify all the domains listed at bitcoin.it wiki for all bitcoin-related organizations/businesses/operations/communities.  And so I did just that and viola, discussion!  Anyhow, I quoted your comment in my original post.

in your post: s/effect/affect/

I was using this as a guide. Re-reading it, it appears you are correct.

Edit: Looks like This thread is where all the discussion is happening. They also pulled their public statement within 24 hours, but refuse to retract testimony made to congress as I understand it.

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