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Posted By: the roadie <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: Roadie, roadie, roadie... (Bluto Samartino)
Thursday, 2 February 2006, at 6:34 a.m.
In Response To: Roadie, roadie, roadie... (Bluto Samartino)
> But tell me. No matter how good of a friend this person is to you, do you
> honestly think that they would tell you confidential company information?
I think you underestimate the pervasive culture of ethics at GoDaddy that flows from Bob Parsons and should extend to the newest customer service rep.
> I mean, let's say Godaddy was watching domain searches on their site in
> order to snag some of the best domains from their searching customers. I
> don't know if you realize this, but that would be a big deal. A VERY BIG
> DEAL. No company would want that info to leak out of the upper ranks of
> the company, let alone outside the company. It would be seen as very
> unethical, if not criminal, in the domain industry and they'd risk losing
> their ICANN accreditation(sp?). As much as they may love you over there at
> GD, Roadie, I doubt they love you THAT much.
If anything like that was happening, it would have to be coded. Developers also have a sense of ethics. I have every confidence that many folks would rather quit than be associated with an operation that would do that.
> And do you really think that, no matter how loved you are by your friendly
> GD manager, that said manager would risk losing his job just to tell good
> ole Roadie a deeply guarded company secret - just because you asked?
GoDaddy was the first registrar that actually took a stand against spammers and other abusers, and looks on them as bad business. This harsh stand wouldn't exist without the full support of Bob Parsons and the legal staff, who are very aware of what they have to lose if they go rogue as you suggest. It just isn't happening.
> What some of you don't seem to realize is that the domain market is
> really, REALLY large and domains can be worth quite a lot of money, even
> undeveloped. If GD was engaging in the practices mentioned in this thread,
> believe me, you would not be in on that secret, Roadie. In fact, you'd
> probably be the last person they'd tell as they know you are a morally and
> ethically motivated person.
And that's exactly the culture at GoDaddy. Flows from the top.
> Godaddy is losing a lot of business these days
> due to the way it runs it's business.
They may be losing business because their target market is the price-sensitive consumer one. They may be losing some business because of the Candice Michelle ads. They may be losing some business because of the nectartech incident, but nectartech brought it on themselves, and the abuse staff followed their rules of engagement properly.
But they're not losing business because they're a fundamentally sneaky, dishonest, ethically-challenged operation.
But this really isn't the forum for such discussions. We may have to just agree to disagree.
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