In protest of the new Arizona immigration law, I've decided to boycott GoDaddy.COM (headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ) as well as all other Arizona businesses.
The way I look at it, the United States used to welcome immigrants with the Statue of Liberty. Now, we're going to subject residents of Arizona (both legal and illegal) to random document searches and arrest based only on a policeman's "suspicions". We risk becoming an unwelcoming nation. It's not right.
Visitors and legal residents of Arizona, who don't quite look "American enough", shouldn't be forced to show their "papers". The new law impacts legal residents whose ancestors have lived in Arizona for thousands of years. The law is not the right solution to immigration -- it's a racist policy that infringes on the constitutional rights American citizens unfortunate enough to live in Arizona. Those who fool themselves that a bad law will somehow get Washington to pass a better law are just making excuses.
Effective Immediately: All GoDaddy links on HotNameList.COM and AskAboutDomains.COM are now disabled, and I will be moving my domain collection to another registrar. I realize this is just a small step, but I hope it signals my beliefs loud and clear.
HotNameList previously sent about 1000+ clicks (solid leads) to GoDaddy per month. Over the years, this has led to sales of thousands registered GoDaddy domains, plus all the upsells and renewals.
Just to be clear, I have no beef with GoDaddy, nor do I wish to imply any support for the immigration law on their part. But I do feel that the Arizona government has a misguided approach to immigration, and Arizona needs to know that this law will impact the economy of Arizona. I hope to restore the GoDaddy links once the Arizona law is repealed.