‘It’s Time to Give GoDaddy a Break’

Meet Todd Wasserman, an idiot. 1 He starts off just dandy:

First, the obvious: Go Daddy runs horrible, sexist Super Bowl ads.

Yep.

In addition, those who believe, as I do, that Go Daddy was on the wrong side of the SOPA issue, should also have no qualms if they cut their ties with the company before it changed course.

For sure.

What’s troubling, however, is the anger against the company for not fully internalizing the opposition to SOPA. It seems as if nothing short of a North Korean-style show of emotion will convince Go Daddy haters at this point and that’s just weird. People even got ticked off that it took Go Daddy a full four days — and this was over the Christmas weekend mind you — to get off the House’s list of SOPA supporters.

Wrong. What’s troubling is that GoDaddy thinks that SOPA was OK and that they weren’t against it from the outset. It doesn’t matter how long it took them to respond, or over which weekend this erupted, nor does it matter if they now publicly denounce SOPA. What matters is that they still likely think SOPA is ok.

That’s not that hard to understand and the fact that Wasserman can’t understand that shows why is opinion isn’t really that interesting. He then devolves to talking about Kelly Clarkson and Ron Paul… yay?

Let’s recap the GoDaddy problems as I see them:

  1. Horriblely sexist ads that shove a scantly clad Joan Rivers in my face.
  2. A crappy website that makes it nearly impossible to properly manage domains — thier primary business.
  3. No respect for customers (see point 2).
  4. Elephant hunting.
  5. Supporting SOPA and thinking nothing of that support.
  6. Did I mention the Joan Rivers thing?

Now that Go Daddy has unequivocally opposed SOPA, haters are still up in arms because the company seems to have only done it because its business was at risk. Wasn’t this the point?

I mean shouldn’t we all do business with unethical copmanies so long as they cave to the will of the loudest complainer — afterall it makes good business sense for them…

Idiot.

Update: They also helped write SOPA, but you know they now claim not to support it so who cares. Right? RIGHT? 2

  1. Via Stephen Hackett.
  2. Via
    Dan Gribbin
Originally posted for members on: December 30, 2011
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