When I think of GoDaddy I can’t help think of brunettes with big boobs and a pimpish looking Bob Parsons that hosts his own online talk show, similar in format to the Howard Stern show. This is the image that Bob Parsons and GoDaddy have incorporated into their websites and their advertising.
Recently, Fox television rejected two of the latest GoDaddy Ads . In his latest blog post, Bob Parsons writes:
“Last week, FOX network rejected Go Daddy’s Super Bowl ad because an actor referred to a beaver – a replica beaver that was, in fact, being portrayed – as a “beaver.” We were told that under no circumstance could we use that word, and if we didn’t say the word “beaver,” the ad would be approved.
A beaver by any other name.
Call me old fashioned, but I believe here in America it’s ridiculous to have to refer to a beaver (the furry, dam building, rodent-like swimming mammal) by something other than its real name, which happens to be “beaver.” So I refused to bend and refer to the beaver as “whiskers” or “furry friend” or as a “little engineer that specializes in building small dams.” Darn it. There’s simply nothing wrong with calling a beaver, a beaver!” – Bob Parsons
Kudos to Fox for rejecting the ad!
If you have already seen his previous Super Bowl Ads or visited his website, you’ll quickly understand just what kind of ‘beaver’ Bob Parsons is referring to when he puts it in a commercial with his GoDaddy Girls, (Beavers). Sex sells and Bob Parsons has been known to push it to the limit in his advertising efforts. 2008 Playboy Magazine featured the 21 sexiest commercials of all time GoDaddy has made the grade. Here is that uncut commercial:
In his latest online podcast talk show featuring Danica Patrick, he goes on and on about his disappointment with the decision not to allow the word beaver to be mentioned on Super Bowl Sunday. Danica could even see that this commercial was on the racy side of the line and if you’ve never heard Danica speak… Just listen to the conversation between Bob Parsons and Danica Patrick and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
GoDaddy sells quantity, not quality
For those of you who don’t know what GoDaddy is, they are an ICANN Accredited, (Means very little) Domain Name registrar and web hosting company. As a professional in the industry, we don’t use GoDaddy because their services are geared towards quantity, not quality. Aside from that, their website is so cluttered up with junk and suggestive selling of inferior services that it makes it difficult to manage a domain name with them. However, if you like beavers with boobs when purchasing a domain name, then GoDaddy is the place for you.
GoDaddy Sucks Video – Mature Only
While searching for an uploaded version of his podcast I ran into this video. This man in this video obviously doesn’t like GoDaddy and for some very obvious reasons. Although I wouldn’t publish a video like this one myself, I have to believe that many others share his sentiment and frustration. MC Artificial Video – make sure your children are not in the room.
Don’t buy Beaver, Boobs and Ego – Buy Domains
If boobs is what you’re into purchasing, by all means, to each their own. However, when it comes to domain names, it’s serious business and if you do a search on Google, you’ll find that many people have lost their domain names or websites with GoDaddy. GoDaddy seems to be focused too much on selling beavers and sex and not enough on what their customers really want, which is peace of mind when purchasing a domain name. Big numbers are great, and so are big boobs, but in the end, it’s all boils down to the quality of the service provided and giving back to humanity.
As a veteran in the domain name business, I highly recommend putting your domain eggs in a better basket. Below are a couple Domain Registrars that we like and use.
- Name.com – Colorado company focused on providing service, not beavers. We’ve used them for over 4 years and have never had a single issue with them.
- DomainPar.com – My own and personal favorite for registering domain names and a good reseller program.
- Fabulous.com – One of the safest and cleanest domain registrars in the business.