Alright, so I'm sure many of you have seen GoDaddy.com CEO Bob Parsons in the news lately, but for those of you who haven't, here's some backstory:
Parsons recently took a nice little vacation to Zimbabwe and filmed himself shooting a bull elephant. Afterwards, he proceeded to take photos with the elephants corpse, spread GoDaddy.com hats and clothing to the local villagers, and uploaded the whole package to the internet for the world to see.
Upon being questioned, Parsons claimed he shot the elephant because they cause crop damage.
Needless to say, the internet masses didn't take lightly and the story raged across the web like a wildfire.
GoDaddy competitor, NameCheap saw an opportunity and took it. They turned the mass anger and sadness into a promotional campaigne and offered a registrar switch from GoDaddy.com to NameCheap for just $4.99 for the first year using promo code BYEBYEGD. (That promotion ends soon, get it now! Click me)
Good job Bob Parsons, I'm sure making elephant shooting videos will be a great marketing strategy.
Input from my lovely followers:
- How do you guys feel about Bob Parsons?
- Would you switch domains because of something like this?
- Is NameCheap in the wrong too for taking advantage?
- Is Bob Parsons a smug elephant killing douche bag?
Yes, yes he is. See?