You know, I feel rather like Don Quixote tilting at windmills on this one, but here goes. So everyone has heard of GoDaddy, right? The big internet domain hosting site? Well, I learned a little about Dr. Bob Parsons, the guy that owns GoDaddy, over the weekend. The guy has an amazing knack for making money – and good on him for that. But I’ll admit I was a little surprised to find out that he’s a former Marine (Ooorah!) as well…
In 1968, Parsons joined the United States Marine Corps. He was assigned to the 26th Marine Regiment which was attached and operated as part of the U.S. 1st Marine Division. In 1969, he did a tour of duty in Vietnam, serving as a rifleman in the Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines in the Quang Nam Province.
He was wounded on duty, medically evacuated and spent two months at a naval hospital recovering from his wounds. As a result of his service and injury he earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and the Purple Heart
Sounds like my kind of guy! Smart, obviously brave and a self-made millionaire! But there’s a little thing that’s nagging me about him. His company, GoDaddy, is host to several terrorist domains. This story from Creeping Sharia is a year and a half old, but it tells where the terrorist sites at the time were hosting their stuff.
The Hezbollah site Somod.org is still registered by GoDaddy. I would think that Dr. Parsons would NOT approve, since he obviously knows what an enemy is!!
This map shows where active terrorist websites, satellite channels around the world are located – what an eye-opener!!
For grins, I looked at a current list of the Top 10 Jihadi Forums from Internet Haganah:
So let’s see how they stack up, shall we? Of the sites listed above, Ansar-Ar is hosted by FastDomains.Inc out of Provo, Utah. Majaden is on soharhost.com – and a quick check of soharhost.com shows that it is out of Rochester, NY. Luyoth is hosted in York, Canada by MCI/Verizon out of Virginia. Jahafal has it’s information private via a Toronto company called ContactPrivacy.com.
What is with all the US/Canadian companies helping the enemy? I just don’t get it! I will admit that with all the people applying for domains, etc, it’s gotta be hard to keep up with who is who. And maybe each of these services need a heads up about who they are hosting — hopefully that’s all it would take! My clickable links of the terrorist sites go to the whois listings for the sites, not the sites themselves.
I think we need to make a little noise. Hosting websites or allowing domain registrations for terrorists are not acceptable! You know what to do, peeps!
H/T to someone who gave me a tip – you know who you are!