I want to apologize to readers for the brief downtime of SISG this weekend. The downtime was a result of dropping Godaddy as my domain host and reestablishing service with another company.
I decided to drop the company on Friday several days after CEO Bob Parsons posted a video of himself shooting an elephant in Zimbabwe. After the video was posted, Parsons proceeded to engage in a completely irresponsible campaign to justify his actions.
Parsons video and commentary show a person completely out of touch with reality and willing to use and manipulate issues like the extreme poverty and corruption in Zimbabwe to satisfy his own desires to hunt.
What Bob Parson's does not understand is that his shooting of a "problem" elephant as he describes is just part of much larger systemic problems of corruption and conservation challenges in an struggling country. Parsons used this state of affairs to his benefit in order to have the opportunity to kill an elephant.
If anyone is interested there is an excellent interview with a leading conservationist in Zimbabwe further explaining why this whole thing is so wrong.
This is also speculation among experts that the elephant Parsons killed was a female, not a male bull as he claimed.
In terms of hosting/domain companies there are many alternatives out there and switching isn't terribly complicated - expect a minor disruption of service.
I also want to clarify a point Mr. Parsons has been making since late last week regarding the economic impact of his actions on his company. He claims there is no negative impact. Well I personally moved all of my domains from his company. Much larger organizations like the humane society are moving hundreds of domains - so I don't think there is no economic impact.