I’ve recommended A2Hosting for your shared and dedicated hosting needs for years. You might have heard about two pieces of legislation current before the Senate and Congress–SOPA and PIPA— which threaten the openness of the Internet. A few companies (such as GoDaddy) initially supported these measures, but the Internet at-large vehemently opposes them.
As a professional who makes his living off of the Internet I believe I have a responsibility to do what I can to protect this open ecosystem that has provided me with so much opportunity. It’s my own policy that I will not be doing any new business with companies whom at any point supported SOPA. To that end I contacted A2Hosting to hear what they had to say about the matter:
Question 1: Does A2Hosting Support SOPA?
Answer: We are strongly against SOPA!
Question 2: Does A2Hosting use GoDaddy for Domain Registration?
Answer: We do not use GoDaddy on the backend. We are currently using eNom on the backend, however we may soon decide to go direct because we have enough domains to make it worthwhile. It’s just a rather large project to do so.
In addition to their reliability and excellent technical support, A2Hosting‘s opposition to SOPA is yet another reason I highly recommend them and will be using them directly for my domain registrations and renewals in the future.