Cryptography is the ultimate form of nonviolent direct action.
While nuclear weapons states can exert unlimited violence over even millions of individuals, strong cryptography means that a state, even by exercising unlimited violence, cannot violate the intent of individuals to keep secrets from them.
Strong cryptography can resist an unlimited application of violence. No amount of coercive force will ever solve a math problem.—
Julian Assange, A Call to Cryptic Arms “Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet”
‘On the contrary, a simple personal experience makes it untenable,’ said Castle. ‘The experience of freedom. I know that I’m free.’
‘It must be quite comforting,’ said Frazier. —
Walden Two by B.F. Skinner
A Step-by-Step Guide to Transfer Domains Out Of GoDaddy
Follow these step-by-step directions to transfer all of your domains from GoDaddy to NameCheap.
I’m Boycotting GoDaddy because they are pro-SOPA.
Step 1: Login to GoDaddy and get to the domain manager.
Step 2: Select all domains
Step 3: Click on the “Locking Icon”
Step 4: Uncheck “lock domains”
Step 5: Find the tools tab —> “exportable lists”
Step 6: Click on “Add New Export” button
Step 7: Select “All My Domains” as the list type
Step 8: Check the “Authorization codes” box
Step 9: Generate the Exportable List
Step 10: Create account at another provider
I chose NameCheap (affiliate link). The rest of the images are specific to NameCheap.
EDIT: NameCheap is Against SOPA, here is their official stance.
People have also sent promo codes: “switch2nc” and “SOPAsucks” - try them too.
Step 11: Go to “transfer domain”
Step 12: Enter domains you wish to transfer & click “transfer”
**EDIT: You can simply add the domain, Auth code in Step 12 above**
ex: myURL.com, authorizationcode
**Thanks to Josh Pigford for the tip**
Step 13: Checkout
Step 14: Update EPP (Authorization code) code from GoDaddy Export File
Boom! There you go.
UPDATED: thanks to Jordan Skole, here is a way to expedite the transfer process.
Step 15: (Back at GoDaddy) Chose “Pending Transfers”
Step 16: Check all the domains (note: not all of the domains are not showing up yet, this takes a few hours apparently…)
Step 17: Check the “Accept” button and approve!
Step 18: Adios Godaddy!
Step 19: Transfer Complete (about 6 hours later)
Please do your part and help protect the Internet.
About Jeff Epstein: I’m a tech entrepreneur & founder of Ambassador: social marketing software which enables any size business to turn their customers into brand ambassadors
I’m a Techstar: part of the NYC 2011 summer cohort. I also founded FundedByNight, a startup competition where 25 companies competed to win a 100k convertible note. I also love Michigan State sports & have a ninja-like backhand in ping pong.
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Excellent post on how to easily transfer your domain from GoDaddy to another registrar that isn’t pro-SOPA/pro-douchebag. This is my lunchtime project for today.
Suck it, GoDaddy.