World largest and Leading domain registrar GoDaddy Group Inc has is opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act, legislation designed to combat illegally copied films and TV content. After several owners of several websites announced they would take their business elsewhere. Several negative feedback about Stop Online Piracy Act has made GoDaddy think again. “Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, which is why Go Daddy has been working to help craft revisions to this legislation — but we can clearly do better,” said chief executive Warren Adelman in a statement. The company also said that in order to avoid confusion it had “removed blog postings that had outlined areas of the bill Go Daddy did support. On Thursday, Chief Executive of Internet comedy syndicate (I Can Has) Cheezburger? wrote that he would pull his 1,000 websites from GoDaddy’s service if the company continued to support the legislative bill.
Opponents of the bill include Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, eBay, Mozilla Corporation, the Brookings Institution, the Wikimedia Foundation,now including Godaddy. On Friday, Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales also threatened to move from Go Daddy. “Their position on SOPA is unacceptable to us,” Wales said in a tweet. “GoDaddy has always fought to preserve the intellectual property rights of third parties, and will continue to do so in the future,” general counsel Christine Jones said in the statement.