UPDATE: Godaddy Loses 28,000 More Domains On Saturday

Yesterday we reported on the two day loss from domain names transferred out of Godaddy.com to other domain name registrars in like of their former support of the SOPA Bill.

As a quick update DailyChanges.com reported an additional 28,656 domain names transferred out of Godaddy.com.

It should be noted that this figure only includes domain names that use Godaddy.com default servers and does not include domains that are hosted on their own server.

For Example this blog, TheDomains.com is hosted on servers  ns1.thedomains.com and ns2.thedomains.com.  If our domain registrar was Godaddy.com (which is and was not) and we moved the domain from Godaddy we would not be on the DailyChanges.com report.

There are sources that track overall domains registered at domain name registrars but they those reports are not real time and report one or two weeks behind, so we will have to wait a while for more accurate reports.

However out of the 50 Million domains registered by Godaddy over 32 Million of these have use Godaddy.com default server of Domaincontrol.com so its a pretty good indication of overall movement.

We will continue to follow the story.

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  1. SL says

    Googling ‘moniker sopa’ or ‘oversee sopa’ doesn’t seem to reveal anything about their official stance. Of course it would be financial suicide to be for SOPA now. But it would be curious to know if they issued a statement at an earlier date that didn’t get indexed. Anyone know?

  2. AbdulBasit Makrani says

    As I read your statement “There are sources that track overall domains registered at domain name registrars but they those reports are not real time and report one or two weeks behind”

    If you can share some sources which tracks and tell all the domains registered with that particular registrar would be appreciated.

    Thank you
    AbdulBasit Makrani

  3. Clobert Rhine says

    I think I underestimated the amount of people moving domains.

    You mess with elephants is one thing ; You mess with peoples incomes is another. The latter people take more seriously, apparently.


  4. says

    If anything, this is temporary. Give it at least two weeks or sooner, and you’ll see Go Daddy’s domain registration stats grow again.

    Go Daddy will likely have to spend more on marketing and advertising to get that back, though.

  5. 05698 says

    it’s not a big deal that they lose some customers. they have the lion’s share of all domain registrations. this is a drop in that very large bucket.

    what *is* a big deal, perhaps, is that customers may not want to do business with nodaddy going forward. as in *new* customers.

    the internet is in its infancy. lots more money ot be made.

    but nodaddy may not last quite so long, if they fall from grace. internet users are a fickle bunch. they are followers. if the leaders say, or the general meme is, “don’t use godaddy”, many will immediately fall in line with this. it becomes a trend.

  6. says

    Not surprising considering the facts that
    1) Their Hosting business has security loop holes that have not been attended to
    2) They are too opportunistic and aggressive in pushing down their products
    3) Their customer service wait time is quite different from the time published on their website.
    4) Their control panel is a sad excuse compared to cpanel
    5) Their root directory on shared servers is based on the ‘Alphabet’ directory system and makes it easy for one client to get into an others folders using backup storage like Akeeba.

    Having said that it must still be said that as far as Domain Name Servers go they are one of the best registry’s around.

    also noteworthy is their Domain Auction system which is preferable compared to Flippa

  7. says

    @SL–I do not speak for Oversee, Sedo, or any of the other individual companies that have long supported ICA and serve on its Board or are its members — but I can tell you that they all saw the ICA’s strong letter of opposition to SOPA before it was sent to House Judiciary and there was not a single objection — in fact, there was general consensus that it was the right thing to do for the industry and the Internet

  8. says

    In ‘Small is the new Big’ Seth Godin talks about how the Music Industry is starting to realize that the demography they termed ‘pirates’ are actually their fans….it appears Bob Parsons has some reading to do.

  9. patel says

    I am going ,with my partner, to transfer away from gd about 5000 domains.
    We have been just waiting for renewal time.
    I think people should remeber who gd is …
    I am personally tired of using that registrar. For example, every time when I wanted to register a domain I had to be very careful to not register for 5 years instead of one and many other stuff like this. gd has money but does not have clients` loyalty at all.

  10. John King says

    I don’t think 28,000 is accurate at all, that would be too insignificant number of transfers out of godaddy, and they would have stuck with there support for sopa, it would have had to been quite a large number of domains for them to retract there support for sopa.

  11. says

    I have for a number of years been “UN-satisfied” with the service that I have received using Godaddy as a registrar, this latest idea that they somehow could have chosen to support this Evil that is the SOPA bill, I think that just about does it for me, I think that I need to move on to some other place where my purchases and consuming power will be appreciated.

    Thanks for the fish Godaddy, but I think its time to go now.

  12. says

    Two frightening pieces of controversial legislation, SOPA and The NDAA only go to further stifle our Constitutional Rights without the approval of the Americans, just as the Patriot Act was adopted WITHOUT public approval or vote just weeks after the events of 9/11. A mere 3 criminal charges of terrorism a year are attributed to this act, which is mainly used for no-knock raids leading to drug-related arrests without proper cause for search and seizure. The laws are simply a means to spy on our own citizens and to detain and censor public opinion without trial or a right to council. You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my visual response to these measures on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/living-in-society-of-fear-ten-years.html

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