All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bob Parsons’

Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman Steps Down

Warren Adelman, who took over as CEO of Go Daddy, after Bob Parsons stepped down last year, has stepped down from his position to assume a new role as Special Advisor for Strategy and Global Policy at the company. Scott Wagner has been named interim CEO, as the company’s Board of Directors searches for a new one. Adelman had not …

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GoDaddy Experiences Massive SOPA Backlash

So, what’s worse? Bad PR due to the perhaps unnecessary killing of a wild elephant or a mass exodus due to supporting one of the most combative pieces of legislation to address the Internet, perhaps ever? News of GoDaddy’s support of SOPA hit its crescendo over the Christmas weekend, spurred on by Jimmy Wales’ announcement of his intentions to move …

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Dan Wheldon Remembered By IndyCar Sponsor Bob Parsons

On Sunday, the sports world was hit with the tragic loss of IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner died after a massive 15-car crash at the Indy 300 race in Las Vegas. He was 33. Wheldon, who was born in England, was one of the sport’s young stars, and his death hit the racing community pretty hard. …

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GoDadddy Hits 50 Million Domain Milestone

Remember all of that controversy this year around GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant? There was a lot of talk about sites jumping ship and moving over to GoDaddy competitors. In fact, competitors were capitalizing on the controversy, offering sites that switched domain providers from GoDaddy special deals. It appears that this all didn’t put too much of a …

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GoDaddy Wants to “Do the Right Thing” with Former White House Advisor

Go Daddy announced today that it has added former White House Advisor Andrew Kline as its new Deputy General Counsel for Global Policy. In fact, Go Daddy says he’s joining to help join the company’s “fight to do the right thing.” That is, at least when it comes to the Internet. Not everyone agrees about the company’s approach to the …

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GoDaddy Looks Unscathed By Bob Parsons Elephant Killing

If you want to boost sales for your business, kill an elephant. No, seriously – take a video of yourself shooting an elephant in the dark as well as the subsequent slaughtering and throw it up on YouTube. Then, advertise said video all over Twitter. Once you start to receive any backlash, double-down on your position that said elephant killing …

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GoDaddy CEO Links to More Footage From Controversial Elephant Killing

Every time we think GoDaddy has tried to put to rest the controversy over CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, Parsons brings it back up. This time he has tweeted a link to a a cover story for NRA digital magazine America’s 1st Freedom, which reports in line with Parsons’ own defense for his actions. Do you think Parsons was …

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Indianapolis 500 Broadcast to Unveil New GoDaddy Ad

Domain hosting company GoDaddy.com is set to once again to sponsor Sunday’s broadcast of the Indianapolis 500. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the famed race. The company, known for their advertisements that ask audiences to “see what happens next” will also be unveiling a new commercial during the broadcast. The new ad will star Danica Patrick, who will …

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GoDaddy Sets Philanthropy Record

GoDaddy announced today that it has already donated more money to charities in 2011 than it did all of last year, which was $3.4 million. This year, the company says GoDaddy Cares, it’s philanthropic arm, surpassed the $4.2 million mark last weekend at the Make-A-Wish Ball in Scottsdale. While GoDaddy has a history of donating to a number of charitable …

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GoDaddy CEO Calls Critic a Bully in Twitter Name Calling Session

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons is still on the defensive about his controversial elephant killing, which made some big publicity waves for the company a couple months ago. The issue seemed to have died down for the most part, as far as the public eye was concerned, but it was brought back up when GoDaddy itself mentioned it again in a …

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GoDaddy Brings Up the Elephant Ordeal in Press Release About Haiti Donations

As reported a few weeks ago, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons tweeted that the company was donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti, the second such donation it had made since the earthquake in Haiti in early 2010. Despite numerous charitable efforts from the company over the years, some critics suggested this was a PR move to aid in the …

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GoDaddy CEO Breaks Twitter Silence Following Elephant Killing Controversy

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons has been pretty quiet for a couple weeks following the controversy that blew up around a video he posted online in which he killed an elephant in Zimbabwe. As said controversy ignited, he went on the defensive, and certainly did have his supporters, but the comments we’ve received on our coverage indicate that most found the …

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GoDaddy Follows Up Elephant-Killing Ordeal with Donations to Haiti Charity

As the GoDaddy elephant killing controversy receives less attention, CEO Bob Parsons has returned to tweeting. We reported yesterday that he had broken his Twitter silence, albeit without further reference to the ordeal. He has now followed up his returning tweet with the annuoncement that GoDaddy is donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti. This would be the company’s …

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GoDaddy Elephant Killing Video Mysteriously, But Heavily Edited

Since the controversy blew up around a video of GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, the video has been edited heavily. Should the video have been edited, removed, or left alone? Tell us what you think. Parsons is still in the video, but gone are the series of stills of Parsons posing proudly with the elephant’s carcass (as pictured …

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GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons Could Have Been A Zoologist

As you may have heard by now, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons has been taking some heat for his little vacation to Africa where he killed an elephant, video taped it, and tweeted it out to all of his followers. Parsons has defended his actions in the press, but the masses seem less than thrilled with them. There’s an interesting report …

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GoDaddy Elephant Killing Sparks “NoDaddy” Promotion From Venovix

GoDaddy’s PR misstep, otherwise known as CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant, has led to its competitors stepping up to scoop up the angry customers who are leaving the domain registrar behind. NameCheap was able to get some great PR and a substantial amount of new business, while raising over $20,000 for the Save the Elephants foundation. Now, Venovix is …

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GoDaddy Elephant Killing Leads to Competitor Raising $20K to Save Elephants

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons recently took a vacation in Africa, where he hunted an elephant, posted video of the killing and slaughter of the elephant, and and tweeted it out to the world. You’ve probably heard the story by now. Since then, there has been a massive backlash against GoDaddy, a public war of words with PETA, and numerous people …

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GoDaddy CEO Defends Elephant Killing

Previously, we reported on the backlash GoDaddy has been facing, following the posting of a video by CEO Bob Parsons of Parsons killing an elephant. PETA has been very vocal about it, naturally, but so have many others who aren’t necessarily part of any animal rights groups. Lots of people have been talking about pulling their sites from GoDaddy. Parsons …

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