In today's comic strip, we take aim at the hard-selling bad boys and girls of GoDaddy, the popular Internet service provider that, according to The Wall Street Journal, has just put itself up for sale. The Fool's Anders Bylund recently speculated on some possible suitors, including Google
These are all legitimate candidates, but having spent … er … wasted a small fortune on buying cool but ultimately worthless domain names for years, I became all too familiar with the downright comedic splash pages that hit viewers like a two-by-four just after you click to make a purchase on GoDaddy. These pages furiously try to up-sell Web surfers and have the vibe of a night-alley prowler whipping open his raincoat. And, of course, we all know the naughty, nudie girl tactics the company uses to hawk their wares, most notably during the Super Bowl.
So, here are my suggestions for companies that might acquire GoDaddy:
Which company do you think should purchase GoDaddy? And remember, it's OK to have fun. The Fool's mission is to educate, AMUSE, and enrich. Leave your idea below.
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