Bob Parsons, the CEO of GoDaddy, has been the target of much criticism lately for his posting of a video showing the killing an elephant while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe.

This has prompted a number of competitors to issue statements regarding the matter. Webnames spoke of their “core values” in a recent blog posting.

Some US-based registrars including Namecheap & Domain.com are also attempting to woo GoDaddy customers away with special transfer offers.

PETA has closed their GoDaddy account and is urging others to do the same.

Bob Parsons has responded to the controversy on his personal blog.