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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    interesting, but the articles don't say what you said
    cant you link 'never turned profit' and ipo, yourself ?
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    Why should I? I am not the one making the claim or referring to a nebulous source. Its easy to sling accusations. Now back them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    Why should I? I am not the one making the claim or referring to a nebulous source. Its easy to sling accusations. Now back them up.
    One thing you'll find out quickly about unity
    he/she/it doesn't back anything up. His own sources are more reliable than anyone you could possibly quote and mean everything he/she/it interprets them to say even if they say the exact opposite.

    Trying to get unity to see reality is a waste of time. Plenty have tried and failed. Just ignore him/her/it, it's better for everyone, including yourself.
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    It was proven a while back that when GoDaddy stated their support for SOPA that despite thousands of people pulling their domains, they actually GAINED MORE domains! The general population DOESN'T CARE ABOUT SOPA and they will get their domains from the most recognizable brand, which is unfortunately GoDaddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    It was proven a while back that when GoDaddy stated their support for SOPA that despite thousands of people pulling their domains, they actually GAINED MORE domains! The general population DOESN'T CARE ABOUT SOPA and they will get their domains from the most recognizable brand, which is unfortunately GoDaddy.
    I believe it was just another publicity stunt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    Why should I? I am not the one making the claim or referring to a nebulous source. Its easy to sling accusations. Now back them up.
    back up what ? back up the 15 year old 'bloat it, and sell it' dot com business model ?

    i dont understand what you need backing up ? or are you just screwing around ?

    godaddy never posted profit ? its there. their best quarter was the year they made minimum loss.

    how hard is it to understand what's below

    “Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Go Daddy hasn’t had a profitable year since it was founded in 1997. Last year, it had a net loss of $11.6 million.” Two months after my story appeared, GoDaddy pulled its planned IPO The company’s loquacious founder Bob Parsons was mad at the financial press for focusing too much on the company’s lack of profits which he blamed on overly conservative accounting rules and not its positive cash flow.
    'nebulous source' ? the company's own egomaniac ceo tries to explain why there have never been profits in his own blog, while he has pulled its ipo because the financial outlets 'focused too much on the lack of profits'.

    you know, noone is obliged to update any random person about these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linux-tech View Post
    One thing you'll find out quickly about unity
    he/she/it doesn't back anything up. His own sources are more reliable than anyone you could possibly quote and mean everything he/she/it interprets them to say even if they say the exact opposite.

    Trying to get unity to see reality is a waste of time. Plenty have tried and failed. Just ignore him/her/it, it's better for everyone, including yourself.
    Thanks for the heads-up. I will certainly keep that in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    I believe it was just another publicity stunt
    As they say here in my town: there is no such thing as bad publicity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    Thanks for the heads-up. I will certainly keep that in mind.
    you should definitely pay attention to what people who think they've become a big shot wall street ceo and 'made it' by running a 5 man small i.t. shop/host, say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    you should definitely pay attention to what people who think they've become a big shot wall street ceo and 'made it' by running a 5 man small i.t. shop/host, say.
    I am too busy trying to find your outrage when technology-focused buyout firm Vector Capital sold Register.com to Web.com last year. So far I can't......But when a private person wants to sell his 15-year old business, out come the jack boots. Fortunately businesses in this country are not regulated according to your irrational wants
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    I am too busy trying to find your outrage when technology-focused buyout firm Vector Capital sold Register.com to Web.com last year. So far I can't......But when a private person wants to sell his business, out come the jack boots
    what i just have said, was about linux-tech.

    in regard to your point, there is no 'rage'. i have just pointed out that, what godaddy is trying to do with all its lack of profits, constant growth, and immense publicity stunts bordering on stupidity was to go for an old dot com style sellout or ipo.

    technically there is nothing wrong in that in terms of 'business'.

    practically, there is, a lot of bad in this actually, now that you mention it. because godaddy is going to be baiting idiots who is wanting to get in the next rare 'dot com' pop, by upping the hype.

    however, there are no profits. they are giving bottom dollar prices continually making losses, therefore there is no profits to show. after ipo or sellout, shareholders, investors or whomever buys it will want to make profits. and they will see that they will need to either raise the prices or cut costs. if they raise prices, they will lose customers a lot - since coming from constant loss to acceptable profits will require considerable margin.

    they cant cut technical costs, because hosting is a sector with considerable overhead. especially in terms of support, which godaddy is already lacking.

    the only costs they can cut is advertising. if they cut it, its going to be worse for them for what propels godaddy's method is not some well-working affiliate system that propels itself like hostgator, but vulgar advertisements and publicity stunts.

    so, they are going to fish idiots with the ipo/sellout and get away with money. of course, 'they' is a very limited group.

    .........

    on the other hand, in order to perpetuate this, they have caused hosting sector to go rock bottom in prices - forcing amenities and support to go down to make up for it.

    it is a harmful outfit, and its better for everyone that it gets sold or does its ipo asap so that things will level down.
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    That's a lot of bloviating for an event that has not occured. Yes, just yesterday we saw a real one: Yelp's IPO. Another business that only showed losses and an event that contradicts everything you have said (anything worthwhile that is): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...J_Tech_LEADTop
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    Quote Originally Posted by unity100 View Post
    you should definitely pay attention to what people who think they've become a big shot wall street ceo and 'made it' by running a 5 man small i.t. shop/host, say.

    what i just have said, was about linux-tech.
    Why dis LT because he only employs 4 or 5 people? Why listen to you? Because you know how to copy and paste from an internet rag and make big red font?

    So here is what this thread is about. One person (OP) accuses wht of supporting sopa because domain name is with a registrar that supported it in the past.

    And another that is a self-proclaimed financial analyst with selective outrage that wants to deny a certain host that which other companies do every day, merely because he/she/it does not like their brand

    And a jack-booted brown shirt that demands that you must be an employer of more than 5 before your opinion can be considered (but no more employees than what godaddy employs apparently)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    interesting, but the articles don't say what you said
    no financial outlet in the world is going to come out and say that some chaps in wall street are going to shake up the fools' money with the latest non-moneymaking dot com company pop. definitely not parsons himself. neither the fast-transaction using investment companies which are going to make heaps of money in the few hours or days before the jig is up immediately after the ipo/sellout.

    any investor who would understand it, already knows it by observing the traits of earlier such examples and how did they go. its not obscure knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collabora View Post
    Why dis LT because he only employs 4 or 5 people?
    you will see when you search and read his posts in different discussions. enough said about that matter.

    And another that is a self-proclaimed financial analyst with selective outrage that wants to deny a certain host that which other companies do every day, merely because he/she/it does not like their brand

    And a jack-booted brown shirt that demands that you must be an employer of more than 5 before your opinion can be considered (but no more employees than what godaddy employs apparently)
    what i said requires just 2 ounces of cognitive power, and either a knowledge of, or a short research of the recent dot com ipos or sellouts.

    these are common knowledge. not rocket science. and im not obligated to prove these, or educate people who cant take one set of traits that is common on one set of incidents, and then fail to apply it to the case at hand through similar traits.

    you can do that on your own. if, youre willing that is. if you are not, noone will do it on your behalf. certainly not myself.

    i thank you for your participation. i wont be discussing this matter further with you.
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