elephant
by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Photo: www.savetheelephants.org

Shortly after the CEO of GoDaddy.com, Bob Parsons, bragged about killing an elephant in Zimbabwe, competing domain registrar Namecheap.com offered animal lovers a way to fight back.

The site promised users who switched from GoDaddy to their company a special discounted rate, and the added bonus of donating 20% from each transfer to the Save The Elephants organization.

Looks like the tactic paid off, as Namecheap announced that it has raised $20,000 for the foundation. It’s being estimated that over 20k GoDaddy users made the switch, which then earned the company over $80,000 in a few short days. One of those that made the switch is the Humane Society of the United States, which had more than 650 domain names registered through GoDaddy.com.

At least some good is coming out of this.

  • http://douchedaddy.com Gibrana

    If you have any domains registered with GoDaddy, please consider changing your registrar. Don’t support people like Bob Parsons. This isn’t his first offense either. Here are easy, step-by-step instructions: http://goo.gl/0zpDy.

    • don miguelo

      People have long memories too. Way to make it hurt where he’ll notice!

      Awesome.

  • http://garyploski.com Gary Ploski

    +1

    Happy to have been part of the switch to Namecheap.

    • crumpets are yummy

      Good work guys! That turned out to be one expensive bullet for Bob.

  • Marcey

    HostPapa has a similar promo. Use coupon code “elephant” and they donate $5 to Save the Elephants for new customers and anyone switching from GoDaddy.