GoDaddy’s Elephant Hunting

On one hand I can see why people would be offended at Bob Parson’s recent elephant hunting video. On the other hand, I suppose I can understand the need to take care of a problem elephant.1

But as far as everyone up in arms over this — are they really GoDaddy’s core customers?

GoDaddy sponsors Nascar drivers, spends a ton of money on Super Bowl advertisements and uses “too hot for TV” commercials online. This elephant problem has gotten GoDaddy and Video.me more exposure than it could have paid for.

This is not a company that needs to worry about about what the PETA crowd thinks.


  1. Similar to deer hunting, which has been justified as a necessary means of population control. However, African Elephant populations are at risk of extinction