If you tried to hit the blog last night you might have noticed that it wasn’t resolving. Things have been nice and stable here since I switched hosting providers way back when. This time I kinda knew this was going to happen. I’ve been using Godaddy as my domain registrar for as long as I can remember. They were the upstart kid when register.com was the king of the realm and their service has been fine, but their CEO… is despicable.
A while back I meant to switch when it came out he was a big fan of elephant hunting. Needless to say, that’s not my thing, but I sort of let myself forget about it because I knew it was going to be hassle.
What finally pushed me over the edge is his self-defeating and frankly confusing support for SOPA – the bill that would kill the internet. I’m not sure how much business they’re going to lose over this, but it’s more than none – at very least, it’s mine. If Reddit is to be believed, it’s probably much more. So in any case, I’m now using the services of the lovely people at name.com and if you have a domain that Godaddy still hosts, you can do the right thing and find another provider too. Name.com is even running a promotion and has info on what it takes to make the switch.