Who says GoDaddy is a common carrier?
Content doesn't flow through Godaddy. Even the domain name lookup prerequisite to transferring content do not flow through Godaddy. All Godaddy does is, as agent for someone such as Fyodor, tell some name server operators, to answer lookups of domain names.
I don't think Godaddy ever presumed to have any special immunity from liability based on common carrier status.
Incidentally, Godaddy hasn't claimed it had any legal liability for damage that seclists.org might cause if Godaddy left it alone. Its claims are that it had a moral responsibility to exercise its power to stop that damage.
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