Sorry about Blue Virginia being down most of today as we switched the domain away from GoDaddy to another hosting service. Believe me, it wasn’t fun for any of us today. However, I think after you check out the following links, you’ll agree that we switched for good reason.
Given all this, how on earth can any progressive political blog justify using GoDaddy? Well, we admit it, we did for several years, and all in all I don’t have any complaints from a technical or cost perspective. But, in a broader sense, it was a huge mistake, as Raising Kaine and Blue Virginia were/are fiercely progressive blogs, and GoDaddy’s owner is a wealthy right winger opposed to everything we believe in. Also, there are plenty of other hosting services out there, including ones that are more in line with our values, such as being 100% powered by wind energy.
Why didn’t we switch earlier? Basically, because most of us hate dealing with technology, and also because we figured switching would be a huge pain in the butt. Which it was. To put it mildly. In the end, though, the elephant shooting pushed us over the edge, and we decided we had to tell GoDaddy to GoTakeaFlyingLeapOffaShortPier. And, despite how absurdly difficult it was to complete the process, overall we’re glad we did it.