December 27, 2011 – We thought it important for us to weigh in on the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) issue which also covers the PROTECT-IP (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act). These acts are ill conceived and will have far reaching effects on the internet as it is known today. We urge you to read about these acts and contact your government representatives to let them know you are against them. So you can be more informed, we are posting some links to information about these acts. The mainstream media is not covering them because the companies that run the media are the ones lobbying for their passage.
What SOPA Means For Education, Technology, and the Future of the Internet
Article from The Foundry
SOPA for Dummies – A simplified technical explanation of what is going on.
Wikipedia article for PROTECT-IP
Wikipedia article for SOPA
There are many other great articles online. Please take some time to look around and get better informed about this important issue.
Historically, Network Solutions, Inc. has used GoDaddy as our registrar for registering domain names. Because of GoDaddy’s support for SOPA, we are in the process of moving all of the domains we are authoritative for away from GoDaddy to Namecheap who is against SOPA. We will make every effort to boycott any company we deal with who supports these acts.
**Note: Our customers may receive messages about their domains being unlocked and moved. This is all part of our migration to NameCheap and is nothing to worry about.