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GoDaddy shoots back, claims Namecheap didn't ask

12/26, 5:20pm

GoDaddy says limited info standard procedure

GoDaddy has responded to accusations that it was stalling on domain transfers from those leaving over SOPA. It argued to TechCrunch that accuser Namecheap had never contacted GoDaddy itself to ask about lifting any limits. GoDaddy and "many other registrars" limit the transfers to prevent abuse of WHOIS, or domain information requests such as the owner's contact information.

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Namecheap accuses GoDaddy of stalling anti-SOPA defections

12/26, 2:15pm

Namecheap says GoDaddy breaking ICANN rules

Domain registrar Namecheap accused GoDaddy on Monday of blocking attempts to move domains away after protest defections over GoDaddy's initial support for the Stop Online Piracy Act. The company claimed that GoDaddy was sending incomplete domain information, making it difficult to switch. It was allegedly violating ICANN rules, which Namecheap took as a sign that the mass domain switches were having a genuine effect.

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