Whatever you do, don’t use GoDaddy
GoDaddy is one of the largest domain name registrars in the world and manages several million registered domains for its hundreds of thousands of customers. I’ve just come across a disturbing article which features a video showing the CEO of GoDaddy, Bob Parsons shooting and killing an elephant at close range.
I’ve used GoDaddy for domain name registration a few times over the years but I won’t ever use them again. Bob Parsons described the video as being “one of the most beneficial and rewarding things I do”. I don’t care how wealthy you are or how you think this benefits anyone (there are other ways of moving elephants away from village crops) but this is simply wrong.
So, if you’re planning on registering a domain name please do not use GoDaddy! If you have any domains currently with them I highly recommend that you move away from them immediately. As I understand it NameCheap is offering domain transfers at ‘less-than-cost’ prices of just $4.99, plus they’ll donate $1 per transfer to Save The Elephants.
Because of this I am no longer recommending GoDaddy to anyone for any of its services and will instead refer them to this thread each time their name is mentioned. If you have a web site or blog, perhaps consider writing a post similar to this one!