In response to the video of Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons hunting a “problem” elephant in Zimbabwe earlier this month, NameCheap has made a unique special offer to domain owners. You can transfer up to 10 .com/.net/.org domain names to Namecheap for just $4.99/each through the end of the day on March 31, 2011 (11:59PM EST). Update: the offer has been extended to 11:59pm EST on April 1, 2011.
In addition to the low transfer price, the company will donate $1.00 for every transfer to the non-profit Save the Elephants organization. You can find out more about this organization on its website, or you can visit the Wikipedia page which has a great deal of information.
To take advantage of the special offer, you need to use coupon code “BYEBYEGD.” This is actually a money losing proposition for the company, since annual registrations cost them more than the $4.99 it’s charging.
Go Daddy and its president have come under considerable scrutiny for the video which was first posted on Video.me. In addition to comments directed at Parsons on his blog and various other websites, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent him a scathing letter, which was posted on TMZ.