Just a quick post to note that GoDaddy’s investment bankers are busy getting this pig all lipsticked up for the coming IPO. Note: I shouldn’t phrase it like that since I’m a relatively satisfied GD customer, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to reference that Schwab commercial from a few years ago showing a retail broker sales manager giving his guys a pep talk and telling them to “put some lipstick on this pig.” Also worth noting in case the GoDaddy IPO marks the second top of Internet stocks (the first, of course, coming in late 1999 / early 2000). Anyway, here’s what GoDaddy’s been sending out every few days for the past few days:
Hurry! 3 Days Only — Save 12%
Savings are blooming! So pick a domain name, hosting plan, Web site, email account and more! Act now and whatever you’re shopping for at GoDaddy.com will come with 12% savings!* But this special offer expires at midnight, May 21, 2006, so act now!
[Most of the rest of the email is a graphic with a blinking lights, exclamation points, etc.]