So unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve probabbly already heard about Godaddy supporting SOPA. I won’t reiterate what ignorance statements bob has made in regards to supporting sopa, or why companies who deal in tangible goods are backing it up. (Like who’s going to pirate make-up and pharmaceuticals electronically?)
The Exodus from Godaddy: seeking an alternative
This has lead up to a mass exodus from Godaddy to be executed on Dec. 29th. I’ve done some research(googling) on who we should be looking at transferring to and it was a close call cause there’s a couple of good ones out there, but the best well rounded one I could find, with the longest history of good service, dependability, price, and secure (in terms of size, customer base, low domain hijacking rate, etc) Is Moniker.
Moniker: the quality alternative
I’ve provided an affiliate link (and non-affiliate link) if you want to say thanks to me for looking into them for you. It won’t cost you extra, and it doesn’t pay me very much. I’m just hope 1 or 2 people will follow through to help me with my transfer fees. With over 1 million domains under management, Moniker is a top ten domain registrar.
Another Alternative to Godaddy for the cheapskate
Another top registrar to consider is namecheap. I’m extremely tempted to go with name cheap because of their insanely low rates, and top notch recommendations from, oh about everyone. However with rates that “Cheap” and no widespread brand recognition, I worry about things like their ability to support a really tough problem, should one arise. I also don’t like my clients knowing that their business is registered with a company with “cheap” in their name. It’s only a few dollars more for moniker, and they are trusted by some very large firms. There are a few (not too many) reports of namecheap.com also providing poor customer service, as in not responding to customer e-mails. As with anything milage may very. I’m sure the opposite must be true about moniker, but there’s much less “Buzz” on the internet about it. So while if you bottom line is just the best deal, and you run just a few sites, but really need to save a few bucks, than maybe namecheap is for you. But I’m going to “play it safe” and stick with a reliable partner.
A few hours of Googling