Transfer of Wikipedia sites from GoDaddy complete

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After months of deliberation and a complicated transfer, the Wikimedia Foundation domain portfolio has been successfully transferred from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor. The portfolio transfer was formally completed on Friday, March 9th, 2012. The transfers were done seamlessly and our sites did not experience any interruption of service or other issues during the procedure.
As the provider of the 5th most visited web properties in the world, the Foundation cares deeply about who handles our domain names. We had been deliberating a move from GoDaddy for some time — our legal department felt the company was not the best fit for our domain needs — and we began actively seeking other domain management providers in December 2011. GoDaddy’s initial support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the controversial anti-piracy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, reaffirmed our decision to end the relationship.
After exploring numerous alternatives, the Foundation’s legal team decided that MarkMonitor could best provide the comprehensive services that we needed. MarkMonitor is a U.S.-based registrar with an office in San Francisco and has substantial experience managing other high-traffic domains. The company will help the Foundation consolidate and centralize management of all of its domains, will provide services needed to manage a global domain portfolio and will better protect our domains with additional security features.
The Foundation was already utilizing MarkMonitor’s brand protection services and we found their dedicated customer support team’s work to be exceptional. The use of their domain management services ensures greater efficiency in the handling of the Foundation’s trademark and domain name portfolios.
We have been very impressed with MarkMonitor to this point and we are confident we have placed the Wikimedia domain portfolio in competent hands.
Michelle Paulson
Legal Counsel

Archive notice: This is an archived post from blog.wikimedia.org, which operated under different editorial and content guidelines than Diff.

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I’m glad. GoDaddy is an awful company.

I have been for years, seriously disheartened by many of GoDaddy’s decisions and policies that are not limited to their political viewpoints.
Thanks much for switching away from GoDaddy. I truly hope more sites will follow your example!

Great move! 🙂

All hail Wikipedia!

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gud move., godaddy support is awful.,

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Job well done! GoDaddy’s position on SOPA also helped MY future domain decisions.

Well done WP!
Your actions and commitments are recognized, and I will truly keep this in mind in my support to your site.

Go Wikis!

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Surprised you didn’t move your domains outside of the US. Surely, the US is to blame for SOPA, not GoDaddy?

Thank you. Consistent with your blackout. You’ve walked the walk *after* talking the talk, but good enough.

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I agree, GoDaddy isn’t the most reliable domain registrar.

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To fjpoblam – it takes time to transfer domains; it is not something you can do in just a day.

Wikipedia continues to show how loyal they are to their customers. Gotta love it!

congratulations on the transfers. we’re about 90% done with ours. 🙂

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I never have registered a domain on GoDaddy because of their SOPA support.

I applaud your decision, thanks for keeping us updated!

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Wow, I hope godaddy doesn’t go bankrupt, transferring a few domains away is really going to hurt their bottom line!

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c’mon, that was hilarious.
party pooper.
moderator needs a sense of humor 😛

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Nick – WMF is a US-based charity, so would be affected regardless.

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For Christ’s sake, stop the activism. First the ridiculous blackout and now this. I’ll never donate to Wikimedia ever again unless you stop taking sides in political matters.

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I would of thought it best to us a none U.S. domain handler and exchange all your domain extensions away from .com? Surely it’s only a matter of time before the U.S. joins the likes of China, North Korea and some other countries in censoreship. Except with a .com in the USA they can wipe you off the whole planet, unlike with a specific country code not under there whole control. I may be perhaps wrong in my knowledge though, so if anyone wants to clear things up I may have perhaps got wrong, with references, than please respond so… Read more »

Sorry I meant to say .org (I believe the US Government controls all .com, .org & .net addresses the same as .US? – unlike with specific country codes such as any most outside USA listed here http://www.rwgusa.net/domain_extension_by_country.php)

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I also move all my sites from Godaddy (before SOPA and for other bad experiences with them).
Horrible company.
Daddy, I don’t understand why they are so big ?
Please : avoid a mistake and choose another host, you’ll thanks me for this choice.

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Congratulations! Good move! Thank you for being a responsible and socially-upright segment of the internet community!

Great move. GoDaddy is an awful terrible company. Not only SOPA tons of other things.

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Well done. SOPA friendly GoDaddy and it’s elephant murderer CEO, Bob Parsons, are not worthy.