If you’re one of the many disgusted with GoDaddy for “actively applauding” the Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) act then here’s how you can stand up and – pretty easily — transfer your domains off of them.
For background – I had 11 domains pointing to two different hosting providers and forwarding to a few different URLs. Some were paid out through as far as 2017. I was really worried about losing things I’d already paid for (I didn’t) and having this be a huge hassle (it really wasn’t and it was all transferred in under 30 minutes).
After being recommended to Hover, I first checked their twitter to find this:
and then their website, which says “Transfer your domain to Hover for only $10. Includes 1 year registration.”
[Update: I hear they now have a coupon code “SOPA” that gives you 10% off]
When you click the link, you’re given a 1-800 # which, when you call, is answered up by a human being who will then walk you through transferring your domains (or you can do it yourself – but I appreciated the help!)
A few things to know when you transfer your domain to a new registrar: