Boycot GoDaddy.com: CEO Killing Elephants for Fun

This really ticked me off today

I used to have a domain with GoDaddy because if you sign up with Google Apps for your domain there was an option to buy a domain at GoDaddy (I hope Google will remove this option soon now that it is known that the CEO killl elephants for fun)

Today I found the following email in my inbox from my current registrar Namecheap

Hi Jaap

It’s not often that we would disagree publicly with a competitor, but we at Namecheap are very disturbed by this video of a competitor killing an elephant for sport.  Check out the ABC News Report (Warning: Very Graphic!)

We’ve decided to throw our support behind our Elephant friends by offering domain transfers at a price where we actually lose money.

Show your protest by saying BYEBYEGD again and transfer your domains to Namecheap for $4.99 for the next 24 hours through 11:59pm EST on 3/31/11 (limit 10 per user, valid for all com/net/org domains).
On top of that, we’ll donate $1 for each transfer to Save The Elephants at http://www.savetheelephants.org/

Use coupon code BYEBYEGD and let’s help the Elephants together!

Regards,
Team Namecheap

Many people are outraged about the video showing Bob Parson spending his holiday in 2011 shooting elephants as you can see in the comments of the video that are linked to in the above email. It’s actually weird that this now is in the news.

I clicked around on the video.me site and actually found this video which shows Bob Parsons killing Elephants in his holidays in 2010. It does not have that many views and  the comments on it are even disgustingly positive.  Bob is defending himself that these elephants are real problem and that he’s helping the locals with this, but if you listen to him in the videos you notice that he does it purely for himself because he is getting a rush of it. He’s even saying “Each year I go to Zimbabwe and hunt problem elephant. It’s one of the most beneficial and rewarding things I do”

If this is the most rewarding thing he does, ……

In case you are not convinced yet about boycotting GoDaddy go to the NoDaddy site, because also their service sucks