Drew Olanoff reports on The Next Web:
According to TheDomains, 21,054 domains were transferred away from Go Daddy on Friday alone. At $6.99 a pop, that would make for a loss of $147,167, not taking future renewals into account. The day before wasn’t a good one for the company either, with 15,000 people taking their domains elsewhere. That means that even though Go Daddy changed its stance, people have had enough.
Perfect follow-up to my previous article.
I’m glad people are deciding to sanction companies who take bad decisions for the users. All the domains lost are a strong punishment for GoDaddy and a good example of Internet reactivity.
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