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GoDaddy attempting to thwart transfers to Namecheap over SOPA support

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Namecheap has criticised GoDaddy for attempting to delay transfers of domains to its former customers unhappy with their vocal (and now former) support of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). “Specifically, GoDaddy appears to be returning incomplete WHOIS information to Namecheap, delaying the transfer process,” Namecheap accused in a blog post. “This practice is against ICANN rules.” GoDaddy has since reportedly, according to an update by Namecheap, unblocked their […]

GoDaddy sold to private investors in $2.25bn deal

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Image: Los Angeles Times The largest domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has been bought for a hefty $2.25 billion to private equity firms KKR, Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures. The buyout comes after the announcement by ICANN to reduce restrictions on domain names a few weeks ago. “I’ve always said we would make a move like this when the right deal with the right partners could […]

GoDaddy blocked in China

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The world’s largest domain name registrar, GoDaddy, is no longer accessible in China; according to the Moonlight blog – with not a known reason, but we can speculate that it has to do with something with preventing Chinese people registering Chinese winners’ on the internet. According to the blog, the sporting authority has banned the issuing of domains to anyone else other than them; with the General Administration of Sport […]