A Twist of Citrus

Well, I said I would do it on NoDaddy, and I'm following through even though GoDaddy did cave under the pressure and renounce it's support of PIPA and SOPA. I'm leaving GoDaddy for good.

The fact of the matter is that as soon as I signed up with them I learned of all sorts of troubling information about the founder of GoDaddy, Bob Parsons, that left me feeling very uncomfortable. As much as I do love that he is from my hometown of Baltimore, shooting elephants isn't exactly the kind of thing I want to endorse, let alone fund. Elephants are incredibly intelligent creatures with their very own, complex, culture. Adults have the ability to transmit knowledge to their children. I'd rather he was a seal clubber than an elephant shooter.

Still though, it was the whole SOPA/PIPA fiasco that put me over the edge. Any company that primarily operates on the web has the responsibility to advocate for an open and free (as in freedom, not beer) internet. I know that sometimes such advocacy might not help your bottom line, but that's the price you pay. We as customers have the right to choose our service providers, and I choose a company that doesn't shoot elephants and doesn't support the government lockdown of the internet in America.

It's pretty late here, and I need to get to bed, but I've migrated all my domains over to enom, and I'm currently setting up a cloud server over at Rackspace to take over for hosting duties. I'll have total control with my server at Rackspace, and it should only cost me a few more dollars a month. I'm kind of wishing I had done this sooner, to be honest.