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    Do you support a killer? (Godaddy)

    Hello,

    I just get a newsletter email(save elephant)



    In this video, Godaddy CEO killing a Elephant


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    So do you want to support animal killers?



    Killing a animal for fun



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    I saw this on hostingdiscussion I believe.

    It's very bad to see and if it was easy to transfer away from Godaddy I would
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    I hope their CEO wasn't expecting the world to say "Thank you Godaddy for killing the evil elephants".

    Clearly he enjoys hunting the elephants. If he was really there to help the farmers he'd donate money into building lots of strong fences around the farms
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    Quote Originally Posted by zomex View Post
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    It's very bad to see and if it was easy to transfer away from Godaddy I would
    Same here!

    And I've certainly lost any respect I had for him!

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    I saw this on the news yesterday. The guy obviously enjoys hunting, but he is helping to protect the crops of the locals. There is a reason why you can hunt wolves in parts of the US and Canada because of their negative impact on herds, and this is no different. He has the support of the local leaders as well, so maybe PETA should go play in the sandbox by themselves and mind their own business.

    Furthermore, they're moving away from GoDaddy and said they'll stay if he donates to their cause. That is borderline extortion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bee View Post
    I saw this on the news yesterday. The guy obviously enjoys hunting, but he is helping to protect the crops of the locals. There is a reason why you can hunt wolves in parts of the US and Canada because of their negative impact on herds, and this is no different. He has the support of the local leaders as well, so maybe PETA should go play in the sandbox by themselves and mind their own business.

    Furthermore, they're moving away from GoDaddy and said they'll stay if he donates to their cause. That is borderline extortion.
    There's always another way around it. I don't believe that killing is the only way keeping in mind that elephants are endangered.
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    I saw this on hostingdiscussion I believe.

    It's very bad to see and if it was easy to transfer away from Godaddy I would
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    elephants are endangered and shooting them is banned worldwide.

    you cannot 'help farmers defend their crops' by killing elephants. its illegal. it cannot be excused under any justification.

    ......................

    i didnt know bob parsons was such an ass***. i will move my domains away from godaddy. i will also talk with my development clients in regard to this and advise them away from godaddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swayzak View Post
    It is! And you can do it for 4.99 with Namecheap coupon BYEBYEGD
    That's very compelling! However, how much is NameCheaps renewal rates?

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    wow... I'm completely blown away.

    I have no idea why someone would boast about this, let alone the CEO of godaddy.
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    Killing an elephant!

    Why would someone do that?

    Very low gesture. Disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DewlanceHosting View Post
    Hello,

    Killing a animal for fun


    I move my 3 domains to other registrar... I can't support a killers..
    He didn't kill the elephant for fun. Did you even bother to watch the video?


    "you cannot 'help farmers defend their crops' by killing elephants. its illegal. it cannot be excused under any justification."

    Uhm, you absolutely can and this is very standard practice (there and here in the USA). It's called animal damage control. It's also not illegal under certain circumstances (shooting elephants), so, please don't spread misinformed information. It's really not that hard of a concept to grasp for someone with an above-kindergarten IQ.

    "Clearly he enjoys hunting the elephants. If he was really there to help the farmers he'd donate money into building lots of strong fences around the farms "

    Are the poverty stricken, hungry villagers going to eat the fence? While you're preparing them wood-and-barbwire stew, please also show us an elephant proof fence. Then give the poverty stricken villagers money to build such a fence.

    "So do you want to support animal killers?"

    Killing a animal for fun "

    I absolutely support animal killers -- in fact, I'm about to go throw some roast beef in the microwave now. He also, again, didn't kill the animal for fun -- but, you'd actually have to watch the video to understand this.

    "Killing an elephant!

    Why would someone do that?

    Very low gesture. Disappointing."

    Go back to school. Or, at the very least - watch the freakin' video.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinAY View Post
    Uhm, you absolutely can and this is very standard practice (there and here in the USA). It's called animal damage control.
    Who gave us the right to control animal volumes?
    Where does this "damage control" comes from?
    Because we destroyed all animals habitats and then we are surprised when they come in our places and are dangerous...

    And yes, I am vegetarian.
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    ubservers,

    With regards to who gave us the right -- that is a pretty personal question. It usually has to do with religion. I'm not religious, so, I come with the idea that we are superior to animals. We are supreme predator - that is for sure. Your mileage may vary

    The damage control comes in from the hundreds or thousands of acres of crops that the elephant destroys. This is seen in smaller doses (as we have smaller animals) in the states where cougars, wolves, coyotes prey on vast amounts of livestock - often killing for no reason, in the case of animals like weasels, bobcats and cougars. Here in Virginia we have special permits that allow a greater number of deer, raccoon and other crop destroyers to be harvested due to the extreme extent of damage these animals do.

    "Because we destroyed all animals habitats and then we are surprised when they come in our places and are dangerous..."

    Ok bud, that's just ridiculous. Would you care to rephrase that so I can reply to it? I don't mean to be insulting, but the way I read that just doesn't make any sense.
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    I don't like the idea of killing elephants. Maybe deer or animals we eat everyday like turkey.

    Besides Godaddy isn't the best anymore with domain registrations being $11.99/year when you can get them cheaper elsewhere at Namecheap, Name.Com, etc.

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    I have to say I am very disappointed in this video an what he has done, he is a successful business man with funds to move an entire population of elephants to a new location or safari park if required, this would have been better for the business.

    This shows a bad business man and even worse a sad day for when people take pride in killing any animal. Hope he comes to know some shame for what he has done.

    Would be interesting to hear what he releases in an article to get more information if I missed something in the video. I know he said about getting food for the people but you do not need to release a video of killing an elephant, better to show a video of you sending food packs to countries that need it.

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    M Bacon,

    The thing is, though, is that the elephants aren't bothering me or you. We have to put ourselves in their shoes. Would you be OK with it if you lived off a 1-acre garden every year (this was your only source of food) and a deer came in and ate every single plant?

    I assume this is an African elephant being in Zimbabwe which is indeed an endangered species. I don't really approve of killing them, either -- but when it comes down to humans surviving, I'll be the first to pull the trigger.

    Most people replying to this thread most likely live in the suburbs, or rural areas and have very limited exposure to wildlife. The fact somebody asked what is "animal damage control" just goes to show what kind of people are against this (people who do not interact with considerable wildlife populations - AT ALL) - it is a VERY real problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zomex View Post
    if it was easy to transfer away from Godaddy I would
    6 years ago, I transferred 50 domains away from Godaddy to namecheap, and have never looked back. It IS easy to do, as easy as renewing your domain. In fact, your domain is renewed during the transfer process!

    Quote Originally Posted by bluemer View Post
    That's very compelling! However, how much is NameCheaps renewal rates?
    They're comparable to Godaddy, around $9-10 / year, and the discounts get even deeper if you have large quantities of domains. They've got a discount for those of us with over 100 domains, and I wouldn't be surprised if they have more. Add to that frequent promotions, and you just can't beat Namecheap easily.

    Godaddy lives on bulk, and their business practice shows this. Crappy customer service, horrible policies, ad after ad on their homepage. They sold out quite a while back. There's no excuse for remaining with them at this point, honestly, other than just not wanting to move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinAY View Post
    He didn't kill the elephant for fun. Did you even bother to watch the video?


    "you cannot 'help farmers defend their crops' by killing elephants. its illegal. it cannot be excused under any justification."

    Uhm, you absolutely can and this is very standard practice (there and here in the USA). It's called animal damage control. It's also not illegal under certain circumstances (shooting elephants), so, please don't spread misinformed information. It's really not that hard of a concept to grasp for someone with an above-kindergarten IQ.

    "Clearly he enjoys hunting the elephants. If he was really there to help the farmers he'd donate money into building lots of strong fences around the farms "

    Are the poverty stricken, hungry villagers going to eat the fence? While you're preparing them wood-and-barbwire stew, please also show us an elephant proof fence. Then give the poverty stricken villagers money to build such a fence.

    "So do you want to support animal killers?"

    Killing a animal for fun "

    I absolutely support animal killers -- in fact, I'm about to go throw some roast beef in the microwave now. He also, again, didn't kill the animal for fun -- but, you'd actually have to watch the video to understand this.

    "Killing an elephant!

    Why would someone do that?

    Very low gesture. Disappointing."

    Go back to school. Or, at the very least - watch the freakin' video.

    he says he didnt kill the elephant for fun.

    what the fsck was he doing in a zimbabwean village, which was plagued with elephant 'bullying' then ?

    why the hell did he shoot a video of this act and what happened afterwards and then put it on his personal page, then ?

    Keep up the ultra liberal, brain dead comments so they can get debunked -- obviously the lack of meat (I assume you all are vegetarians, right?) is causing some brain tissue damage. Use your canines, fellas - they weren't there to munch on rye.
    people here can do without your despicable hate. if you are not able to speak properly, maybe you should keep your words to yourselves. for, they dont sound like words at all.

    respect people first. then talk about politics. if you are expecting to be taken seriously that is.

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    I believe he should eat the elephant. My grandfather always told me you should never kill anything you don't plan to eat.

    That's the same thing I told the police when they showed up after I shot that burgler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    respect people first. then talk about politics. if you are expecting to be taken seriously that is.
    Follow your own advice much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubservers View Post
    Who gave us the right to control animal volumes?
    Where does this "damage control" comes from?
    Because we destroyed all animals habitats and then we are surprised when they come in our places and are dangerous...

    And yes, I am vegetarian.
    Damage control comes from property rights. In Canada, a farmer can shoot anything that is endangering his herd. And why not? If I made a living off of my land and something was eating away my livelihood, you bet I would take care of it.

    I can understand why PETA gets upset over situations like animal cruelty. However, you can't (or shouldn't) apply that to someone who raises a cow on a farm for milk and a pig for pork.

    Did he shoot the elephant in the leg, go over and kick it a few times? No? Then that's that.



    Quote Originally Posted by JustinAY View Post
    He didn't kill the elephant for fun. Did you even bother to watch the video?


    "you cannot 'help farmers defend their crops' by killing elephants. its illegal. it cannot be excused under any justification."

    Uhm, you absolutely can and this is very standard practice (there and here in the USA). It's called animal damage control. It's also not illegal under certain circumstances (shooting elephants), so, please don't spread misinformed information. It's really not that hard of a concept to grasp for someone with an above-kindergarten IQ.

    "Clearly he enjoys hunting the elephants. If he was really there to help the farmers he'd donate money into building lots of strong fences around the farms "

    Are the poverty stricken, hungry villagers going to eat the fence? While you're preparing them wood-and-barbwire stew, please also show us an elephant proof fence. Then give the poverty stricken villagers money to build such a fence.

    "So do you want to support animal killers?"

    Killing a animal for fun "

    I absolutely support animal killers -- in fact, I'm about to go throw some roast beef in the microwave now. He also, again, didn't kill the animal for fun -- but, you'd actually have to watch the video to understand this.

    "Killing an elephant!

    Why would someone do that?

    Very low gesture. Disappointing."

    Go back to school. Or, at the very least - watch the freakin' video.



    Keep up the ultra liberal, brain dead comments so they can get debunked -- obviously the lack of meat (I assume you all are vegetarians, right?) is causing some brain tissue damage. Use your canines, fellas - they weren't there to munch on rye.
    All true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bee View Post
    If I made a living off of my land and something was eating away my livelihood, you bet I would take care of it.
    So, in the reverse, you would support animals just mauling individuals for taking their property (what was, originally theirs), etc? Of course not. Nobody would. So again, what makes humans more 'special' here? These elephants are endangered, what part of that do you not get? They're endangered because idiots like this do stupid crap like this for fun. These elephants didn't walk up to godaddy and start attacking it. No, no, they were merely living their lives out as endangered species when these idiots came up with a plan to not only shoot them but film it and brag about it.
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    Wow this is so awful. I cannot believe this man thinks he is actually doing Africa a favor by killing this elephant. There are so many other options to either get rid of the elephant or protect the crops from the elephants, without killing them.

    Just...wow.
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    it just too bad to hear that kind of news
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    Quote Originally Posted by linux-tech View Post
    So, in the reverse, you would support animals just mauling individuals for taking their property (what was, originally theirs), etc? Of course not. Nobody would. So again, what makes humans more 'special' here? These elephants are endangered, what part of that do you not get? They're endangered because idiots like this do stupid crap like this for fun. These elephants didn't walk up to godaddy and start attacking it. No, no, they were merely living their lives out as endangered species when these idiots came up with a plan to not only shoot them but film it and brag about it.
    Animals can and do protect their property. Who do you blame when bears protect their cubs, when bees defend their hives, when birds protect their nests and when ants defend their colonies? Do you blame the animal?

    Let's face it, if the bees didn't choose and protect their place where they build their hive, they wouldn't exist. If bears didn't choose and protect their place where they raise their young, they wouldn't exist. If humans didn't choose and protect their place where they build their life, WE wouldn't exist.

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    This is a simple matter of wolf versus man.
    If my livelihood is threatened by an aggressive animal, do i have the right to survive over that animal? Human rights vs animal rights.
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    Next up, bob parsons will take to the sea and kill a whale to protect the local fisherman who are barely making ends meet lol. Wow.. what a sad and ridiculous story. Just another reason why I wont ever do business with godaddy in any way shape or form.
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    Of all the reasons not to use GoDaddy, this is a non-issue. If you're going to move away from GoDaddy, why not move away to a company that's not using this as a cheap sales tactic (and don't say it's not because they lose money on the first year's registration, I know a loss-leader when I see one).

    There's so much ignorance in this thread it's astonishing.

    Quote Originally Posted by zomex View Post
    Clearly he enjoys hunting the elephants. If he was really there to help the farmers he'd donate money into building lots of strong fences around the farms
    I'm sure if you can devise a fence that'll stop a hungry, 13,000lb animal that was cheap enough to build in places like this, many African governments would probably be all over it.

    If it's not cheap, but was effective, guess how they'd pay for it? Elephant hunting licenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    elephants are endangered and shooting them is banned worldwide.
    If by "endangered" you mean "vulnerable status", and by "is banned worldwide" you mean "is strictly controlled by incredibly expensive game licenses that actually help fund the protection of these beasts from rampant poaching then I'm sure you have a point.

    That's a pretty big "if" though...
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    Trust me, I'm all for damage control. I've hunted deer and I know the benefits of keeping numbers in check.

    However what I do have an issue with is that there were other options than killing. Like has been said before, the elephants could have been taken to an African safari park. Take for example the Leopard problem in Belize...there were problematic leopards that were killing cattle. Instead of shooting them, villages were paid to trap them alive and then they were given to wildlife institutions around the world to help educate the public.

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    I just received the NameCheap email. With the money Bob Parsons has, he could've transfered that elephant over to a wildlife refuge, and have the same result - less damaged crops. I could see a video of an African villager hunting an elephant, that's all they can do down there, but a very powerful CEO with plenty of power? Hell no!

    I have never had an account with GoDaddy or any of its resellers, and never will. GoDaddy is a thing of the past anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwaggle View Post
    Of all the reasons not to use GoDaddy, this is a non-issue. If you're going to move away from GoDaddy, why not move away to a company that's not using this as a cheap sales tactic (and don't say it's not because they lose money on the first year's registration, I know a loss-leader when I see one).
    You cant really knock on Name-cheap for taking advantage of the situation. I do think its somewhat of a cheap tactic, but do you blame them for trying to take advantage? people are obviously pissed @ godaddy, why not give those pissed off people a place to go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwaggle
    Of all the reasons not to use GoDaddy, this is a non-issue. If you're going to move away from GoDaddy, why not move away to a company that's not using this as a cheap sales tactic (and don't say it's not because they lose money on the first year's registration, I know a loss-leader when I see one).
    The hosting industry is cut throat...it is a very smart marketing ploy if you ask me.

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    As an aside, I am really surprised at how many people are using this as an excuse to get away from GoDaddy. For those of us who remember GoDaddy from the very beginning (and I'm talking back before you could register domains with them), they've done very well for themselves.

    The one thing that has always had GoDaddy in my good books is the fact that they keep ALL of their jobs in America. I'm not even American and I have tons of respect for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImponenteHost View Post
    I could see a video of an African villager hunting an elephant, that's all they can do down there, but a very powerful CEO with plenty of power? Hell no!
    ^^ This.

    The only reason this is an issue is because the CEO of GoDaddy is a powerful person.

    If this was one of those native African people you see on National Geographic that did this nobody would be talking about it or care one bit about this.
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    who gave the right to those villagers to just cut down the forest and make room for agriculture ?

    for this is what they are doing in africa. THEY are encroaching on the forest. not the forest on them.

    in that regard, yeah, elephants actually do have the right to trample down any willy nilly deforester. and actually i do want them trampled - for they are eventually contributing to all of us having LESS oxygen worldwide. the effect of the ignorant self-centered in africa or amazon or elsewhere, affects all of you, and your children.

    If by "endangered" you mean "vulnerable status", and by "is banned worldwide" you mean "is strictly controlled by incredibly expensive game licenses that actually help fund the protection of these beasts from rampant poaching then I'm sure you have a point.

    That's a pretty big "if" though...
    yes. a pretty big if, like how despite whaling is banned worldwide, japan is hunting them for 'scientific purposes' and selling them in tokyo restaurants.

    some governments making money off of something does not make it legal. they may have legalized it among themselves.

    and actually this puts this entire 'elephant defense' thing in a whole different light.

    how coincidental it is, for bob bigego parsons to be in africa in an african village at the time, and, evil, evil elephants be ransacking that village right at that time, and bigego parsons being present there to 'defend' the village, not only enjoy, but film every last bit of it, including the oh so repressed villagers brutalizing the corpse, and edit the ******* video with various hard'n heavy tunes and upload it to a fscking blog .....


    this is a coincidence that has a chance as high as there being no other sentient civilization somewhere in the galaxy, apart from earth.

    zero.

    Quote Originally Posted by ramnet View Post
    ^^ This.

    The only reason this is an issue is because the CEO of GoDaddy is a powerful person.

    If this was one of those native African people you see on National Geographic that did this nobody would be talking about it or care one bit about this.
    of course noone wouldnt be talking about it much.

    because, everyone would just rightfully think that an ignorant, in-need african villager, who has had no means to survive and who has had no education opportunities, and in a position to naturally care little for the ethics of the civilized world, had acted out of ignorance.

    however, when a ceo of a very big corporation, who has had good education, lived in a civilized country, has had access to not only a lot of opportunities to get good ethics, but also has had access to a lot of means of information like internet and more, who also is in NO WAY need of anything - leave aside going and killing a freaking elephant africa - goes and COINCIDENTALLY happens to end up killing an elephant, who had had chanced up to be ravaging a village in godfrigging huge africa (a biig biig place), and then made a edited, music-added, 'hard and tough' looking video out of it and posted it to a blog,

    yes. people will talk about it. because there IS a problem there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bee View Post
    As an aside, I am really surprised at how many people are using this as an excuse to get away from GoDaddy. For those of us who remember GoDaddy from the very beginning (and I'm talking back before you could register domains with them), they've done very well for themselves.

    The one thing that has always had GoDaddy in my good books is the fact that they keep ALL of their jobs in America. I'm not even American and I have tons of respect for that.
    yes. basically your political views clouding your judgment and ethics.

    thats bad.

    "hey, youre keeping your 'jobs' in america ? why yes. then you can of course go COINCIDENTALLY defend an african village from elephants, and kill, film the process and edit the video with hard and heavy tunes and upload it for show. its ok. we have a lot of respect for that too. because, well, you keep jobs in america."
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    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    yes. basically your political views clouding your judgment and ethics.

    thats bad.

    "hey, youre keeping your 'jobs' in america ? why yes. then you can of course go COINCIDENTALLY defend an african village from elephants, and kill, film the process and edit the video with hard and heavy tunes and upload it for show. its ok. we have a lot of respect for that too. because, well, you keep jobs in america."
    As I specifically stated, that was just a side comment about GoDaddy. People are very quick to point out the negatives, but positives are far and few between. I can guarantee that someone will read that who didn't know about it before.

    It's funny because you raise another interesting point.

    because, everyone would just rightfully think that an ignorant, in-need african villager, who has had no means to survive and who has had no education opportunities, and in a position to naturally care little for the ethics of the civilized world, had acted out of ignorance.
    I think some people forget that humans are animals just like anything else. What you call "ignorance" is a great example of someone using their primal instincts. If that villager were a lion and that elephant were a zebra, everyone would be nodding their head and saying "yep, that makes sense". For some reason people have the delusion that there is a point on the food chain where "rights" get reversed.

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