The web hosting world’s equivalent to the crazy old uncle is at it again. Bob Parsons, the many behind the brand at GoDaddy, recently got in trouble for shooting Elephants while on a trip in Zimbabwe. PETA along with many other critics are urging people to transfer their hosting and domain registrations elsewhere.
Now, I have no problem with a tribe of people having to kill an elephant to survive and grow their crops and the like. That really isn’t the issue here. The problem with what Bob Parsons is done is he has gone off the very tacky deep end. Not only did he shoot the elephant, he had to film it and put it to music.
This has been a huge public relations nightmare for GoDaddy, and I am sure they are searching for more GoDaddy girls to make the sour taste of this whole story go away.
So how much of clueless moron does a CEO have to be before they start to lose customers?
A number of competitors have jumped at the chance to take some of GoDaddy’s customers who no longer wish to do business with them.