Apparently the CEO of GoDaddy, Bob Parsons, thought it was a great idea to post a graphic video of his noble vacation of killing bull elephants in Zimbabwe on GoDaddy.com. The video is briefly graphic. The CEO, too put it lightly, is incredibly misguided opting for the thrill of the hunt versus supporting alternative conservation efforts. The height of stupidity is when villagers are butchering the elephant wearing orange GoDaddy hats.
I’ve transferred all of my domains from GoDaddy this evening after seeing this. I want nothing to do with supporting a person or company that condones such activities.
I ended up transfering my domains to namecheap.com
They posted the video on their site and offered a transfer discount along with a pledge to donate $1 to savetheelephants.org with each domain transfer.
I’m not sure if they’re extending the discount or the charitable contribution, but it really doesn’t matter. If you feel the same way as I do on the subject it’s time to find an alternative business to register your domains with to avoid channeling any money to Bob Parsons.
GoDaddy.com CEO Bob Parsons under fire for Zimbabwe elephant-hunting video – LA Times
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