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GoDaddy raises prices by $1 after Danica Patrick’s Daytona 500 fiasco

GoDaddy is raising their domain registration prices by $1 – effective immediately – to compensate for the huge financial loss sustained during the Daytona 500 race. “Unfortunately, Danica Patrick totaled three custom-made GoDaddy cars and at a price of $1.8 million a piece this is getting expensive”, said the founder Bob Parsons, en route to […]

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GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons angry about Daytona 500 postponement

GoDaddy founder and Daytona 500 team sponsor, Bob Parsons, is upset over the race’s postponement. GoDaddy sweetheart, Danica Patrick, crashed the GoDaddy car in a wall, during preliminary races last Thursday. “Gosh darn it, this is absolutely preposterous, that God would not grant Danica Patrick her much-deserved win at Daytona 500”, said a livid Bob […]

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Vikings’ revenge: The Pirate Bay moves to .SE

Following the recent seizure of enormous file repository, Megaupload, the folks behind The Pirate Bay are moving their fleet to the Viking shores. The Pirate Bay has used .ORG as its TLD of choice for several years but apparently there is no safe harbor under US-based TLDs. Sweden is known for its liberal laws and […]

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Politics as usual: SOPA and PIPA support and opposition in Congress

Well-funded interests on either side of SOPA and PIPA are lining up support among members of Congress. The Propublica database keeps track of where members of Congress stand. Findings are based on two factors: Whether a member is a sponsor of the proposed bills, and Each member’s voting record on the current bills’ precursors and […]

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Running CPanel? They’re actively anti-SOPA

cPanel, creators of the popular web site management software by the same name, are making a strong move against the SOPA bill. According to the cPanel web site, Nick Koston – CEO of cPanel, Inc. – announced the following: “We believe the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) bills recently […]

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Father Domainicus: The illuminati of SOPA are at the Gates!

Good Thursday morning, my brothers and sisters in Domaining. This is Father Domainicus with an urgent message to all. The illuminati behind the attempt to dissect, divide and destroy the online network blessed by our Domain Lord are at it again. The SOPA bill that sent millions of Wikipedia visitors overcome with final exam anxiety […]

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SOPA Special: GoDaddy goes all out

While other major Internet web sites are going out today to protest the SOPA bill, industry king GoDaddy takes a different approach and offers deep discounts. “Why turn off the GoDaddy entourage of leggy models and busty domain professionals, what would our customers say?” asked Bob Parsons, founder and former CEO. “The GoDaddy customers want […]

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For real: Francois shuts down Valuate.com to protest SOPA

Our parody article yesterday about Domaining.com shutting down to protest the SOPA bill, inspired its owner, French domain entrepreneur, Francois Carrillo. Francois operates Valuate.com – a web site designed to deliver automatic evaluation of domain names. The web site now forwards to SOPAStrike.com, after Francois decided to participate in the global protest against the SOPA […]

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Tucows to take down entire software library in protest of SOPA

Tucows is mostly known these days for its Registrar business but since the mid-90s it has also created one of the biggest repositories of shareware software. In protest of the SOPA bill currently under discussion, Tucows will take down this monumental web site for a full day. “The proposed SOPA (and equally odious “Protect IP […]

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GoDaddy uses aged Formula One racer in huge NY Times Square billboard!

GoDaddy isn’t all about legs; the full page ad with Danica Patrick that reportedly cost $250,000 pales in comparison to Bob Parsons’ latest idea. Using the same pinched motto “Live life between the dots“, GoDaddy portrays veteran Formula One driver Mario Andretti to promote GoDaddy’s services. Can we say, “holy sopa!“ now? 😀 Mario Andretti […]

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SOPA.com – The background story

When domain investor Vincent Uy put high four figures into the acquisition of the domain name Sopa.com he never intended to use it as an acronym. After all, “sopa” means “soup” in Spanish and Portuguese and “sofa” in Filipino. It also means “shut up” in Greek – but Vincent bought it because it’s a cool, […]

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Finally, New York gets a glimpse of Danica Patrick’s legs!

Two days ago we provided a scoop on the new, full page ad of GoDaddy featuring Danica Patrick‘s flesh tones. The ad appeared on the December 23rd edition of USA Today and cost almost a quarter of a million dollars! The New York Times featured the same ad today, as seen at AllThingsDigital. Our scan […]

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