If you’ve been paying attention today, you’ve certainly heard all about how Bob Parsons, the CEO of Go Daddy, posted his “vacation video” where he takes a fun little trip to Zimbabwe and kills elephants. For the second year in a row. And brags about it, and poses with their corpses. You can read more about it here. Or just watch the video for yourself:
Obvious outrage is obvious.
It’s not surprising that people are moving their domains off Go Daddy in hordes today, and some domain registrars are offering deals for ex-Go Daddy customers. (unrelated to this event, my friends at Hover are offering a free service where they will do all the work and move your domains for you. I have my domains hosted there, and they are based in Canada, which is a plus for many reasons.)
Taking your dollars away from the company is a great way to show that you don’t support those kinds of actions, but you can also reach out directly and tell the Board of Directors that you are leaving their company because of the actions of the CEO. Luckily Jill Fehr tweeted their contact info earlier, but I wanted it all in one place so I could give the link out easily. So here you go:
If you are a Go Daddy customer I would encourage you to watch the above video and ask yourself if you want to be paying the salary of someone who does that in his free time. If you decide you don’t, letting these guys know why you dumped their company can probably go a long way.