No No Go Daddy
February 15, 2013
I’ve been sitting with the Go Daddy Superbowl ad for over a week. I’m still upset by what I saw. I’m fortunate that we’re not football fans in our household. None of us sat down to watch the game. Charlie and the Elder and I both look forward to Superbowl ads each year. I watched some of the ads back in our bedroom on my iPhone. The Go Daddy ad was one of them. Charlie and I haven’t had a TV since we got married 15 years ago. So, I think I’m probably more sensitive to media than your average Joe. But, Go Daddy’s ads were over the line. I shouldn’t have to protect my children from commercials early on a Sunday evening. Thankfully, my kids didn’t see it. But, a lot of kids did see it. As I dialoged with my husband about this, I was trying to figure out the most constructive thing that I could do. From talking with Charlie, I know that Go Daddy has a history of pushing the envelope. He read that they had submitted a number of edgy ads, and the ads shown were the ones that the network approved. Go Daddy probably doesn’t care if this soccer mom was offended by their ads. But, if there were enough of us who changed our web hosting to another vendor, they might start to listen. I can tell you that Go Daddy won’t get our company’s business. I want to encourage those of you who pay Go Daddy for web hosting to consider another vendor. If they ask you why you’re changing, tell them. Our website is hosted by Host Gator. From Charlie’s research, they have a good reputation. Here is an article that goes into some of the detail that compelled us to use Host Gator. I would encourage you to give them a try.