‘Go Daddy’ Category

Important: Protect Your Privacy By Doing This… (REPRINT)

March 25th, 2009

REPRINT: FYI, this been one of our most popular posts — an essential tip in starting an online business

When you register a domain name, we highly recommend you add a domain privacy service to your order. If you don’t, and you register your domain as an individual, anyone can go into the WHOIS database and see your name and your contact info (like where you live). Probably the best-known privacy service is Domains by Proxy. When you subscribe to them, their contact info — not yours —  shows up in the WHOIS, as the listed administrative and technical contact.  Of course, such a service does not give you complete anonymity – i.e., you cannot hide from the law. Domains By Proxy is owned by Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons, and when you order a domain name from Go Daddy, you can add the Domains by Proxy option for a minimal fee, depending on the options/deals you select. We use www.GoDaddy.com  as our domain registrar. We consider this a fitting introduction to Rich Dog Millionaire.

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“Worst Case Scenario”

March 16th, 2009

In the April 2009 issue of “Playboy” magazine, Go-Daddy founder Bob Parsons writes: “I started internet sensation Go Daddy. But it never would have happened if I hadn’t been ready to crash and burn.” Today, Go Daddy registers 45% of all domain names — over 33.5 million domains to date. They offer rock-bottom prices (we use them) and they rewrote the registry business. But in 2001, the company was burning through cash; Parsons was making plans to shut it down. Then an experience he had in Vietnam as a marine came back to him. In Vietnam, he had come to the conclusion that he was going to die there. This gave him a sense of calm. “When times get tough on you,” Parsons says, “you judge what your worst-case scenario is, assume it’s going to happen, and get back to work.” If Go Daddy, hadn’t worked out and Parsons lost everything, he figured it might be fun to go to Vegas and be a stickman on a craps table. That wouldn’t be so bad. Hell, you’d be alive.

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