What I Wouldn’t Do for a Cheap Domain…

I’m pretty sure I just sold my soul to the devil.

And he was wearing a Go Daddy T-shirt.

I’m trying to step it up and become a “real blogger.” I’m studying other blogs. I’m attending Twitter parties.

I even broke down and bought my own domain. Yep, boogersandburps.com is mine. (Who can believe that no one had yet snatched up that catchy URL?) Never mind the fact that I have no clue how to now switch over from my “blogspot” URL to my “.com” one… I figure I’ll just stalk Jody until she tells me how to do it!

So this week I went to the site I recognized the most to purchase said domain: Go Daddy. And at $7.49 for a year, really, how could I pass it up?

But today I opened my email and felt sick to my stomach. (Disturbingly reminiscent to the majority of my teenage days, when I’d wake up in the morning realizing I probably had just done something really stupid the night before.)

Apparently Go Daddy has a radio program, and they sent me a newsletter with the highlights of the latest broadcast. Here’s what it says:

It’s the show that never shies away from controversy! Author & outspoken feminist Jessica Valenti eviscerates abstinence-only education and society’s obsession with chastity, which, she says, is hurting young women. Also on the menu: 22-year-old Natalie Dylan explains what compelled her to sell her virginity to the highest bidder and why the much-publicized Internet auction is a cold, hard business.
Ohhhh! It’s society’s “obsession” with chastity that’s hurting our young women. NOT unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, unrequited emotional bonds, or low self-esteem. So glad that’s been cleared up for me!

And I’m sure 22-year-old Natalie Dylan isn’t going to have ANY issues from having her first sexual experience result from pimping herself out to some random perv off the Internet who flashed the most cash. No, not at all. In fact, I know many women who look back on their younger days and say with regret, “I wish I would’ve done things differently. How I wish I could go back and sleep with more strangers! Those lucky prostitutes!”

(Is the sarcasm dripping off your computer screen yet?)

Call me a prude. Call me a “crazy Christian.” Call me whatever you want. But women like this make me throw up in my mouth a little mad. What is wrong with them? How can anyone justify sexual promiscuity in today’s world? Not only from a moral standpoint, but from an emotional or health standpoint as well?!

Maybe we should just go ahead and arrange sexual encounters for our daughters as soon as they hit puberty so we can save them from the “emotional scars” of abstinence.

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I’ve ignored the boob-flashing Super Bowl commercials. I’ve refrained from clicking on the porn-ish videos on the Go Daddy Web site and tried to pretend like they didn’t exist. (Because a girl in the shower has so much to do with domain hosting, don’t ya know.) But now I’m really feeling guilty, like I’m part of the problem. Not that my $7.49 a year is paying for too much in their marketing budget. But still, it’s the principle of the thing…

What do you think? Am I indirectly supporting legalized prostitution? Am I to blame for the moral decay of society? (Am I taking this a bit too far?)

6 thoughts on “What I Wouldn’t Do for a Cheap Domain…”

  1. Congrats on the new domain! I don’t use blogger, so I can’t help you with the transfer, but I’m sure it’s easier than you expect. ;o)

  2. very simple to set up Blogger to it's own domain. Yes, I can help you. As for GoDaddy…

    Well, you know what I think. I hate to give them business. But, in all honesty, they are MUCH less expensive (about 1/3 the price of Blue Host, who I also use). It cost me close to $300 to do domain & hosting w/ Blue Host and just over $100 with GoDaddy. Sometimes you have to go with price- especially when you aren't getting paid much.

  3. I don’t think you are a crazy christian, you’re a mom and a decent person! Maybe you should think of this as an opportunity to bring some decency to GoDaddy. You are now a customer and you are right, and they work for you! If you want, maybe just an e-mail to their PR department that explains you position and that it was their wonderful prices, not immoral ads, that brought you to them.

  4. Girls who auction their virginity on the internet.

    Not True

    You’re flown to Venice by an Italian businessman where together you take in some sites, then indulge in an a la carte dinner before retiring to your luxury suite. You kiss and undress each other. He lays you on the bed and starts kissing your body. You have sex.

    Not exactly the typical ‘losing your virginity’ story…

    But this is supposedly the true story of the latest ICS (Internet Cherry Seller), Romanian Alina Percea. (pictured above)

    By auctioning her virginity online she claims to have raised £9,000 to put towards her university fees.

    Not quite the $2.5 million raised last year by 22 year old Californian student Natalie Dylan.

    for more see

    http://www.deathtoglamour.com/cat/3-blogs/articles/420-can-we-really-believe-the-internet-cherry-sellers

  5. Been meaning to post a comment, I am liberal and agnostic, and I am still shocked by this. Christian values or nor, it is shocking and disgusting! I only found out after I bought a whole bunch of urls – and they are the cheapest and easiest to work with – that the CEO is a freak. I hate to give him business too, but his business is good, so I just try to ignore him, unfortunately he has a platform.

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