The Go Daddy Group CEO Bob Parsons brings a laugh to last year’s controversial issues.
Last week I saw in my RSS reader that GoDaddy had published its latest Bob Parsons video blog including his “ding dong” awards for the past year. I assumed that he wouldn’t bring up some of GoDaddy’s own “ding dongs”. But over the weekend I had a chance to watch the video, and was delighted to see Parsons included GoDaddy employees bidding at TDNAM auctions and Standard Tactics in his video.
Both of these issues were made public by Domain Name Wire in 2008. (The bidding issue was originally uncovered on domain forum NamePros.) Bob has turned a couple “egg on our face” moments into a positive spin, which is a good thing. The Domains writer Michael Berkens recently gave a “big ups” to GoDaddy for 2008: not because of what it had done, but for how it handled the situations at they were brought to light.
It was also nice to see GoDaddy picked up on the sinking Tuvalu issue. Although I doubt anything catastrophic will happen to Tuvalu any time soon, it brings up the risks of using country code domain names. Parsons took the opportunity to plug .me as an alternative. GoDaddy is one of the partners in commercializing .me. Of course, .me is a country code as well and carries some risk.