Corprate Bias Ratings
GoDaddy has de-platformed multiple customers who have conservative or religious views. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. GoDaddy endorsed the Equality Act and publicly opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade. For these reasons, GoDaddy receives a High Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
GoDaddy de-platformed a website owned by Texas Right to Life after a “whistleblower” attempted to help enforce the recent Texas heartbeat abortion bill (1). It gave Texas Right to Life 24 hours to find a new domain. GoDaddy de-platformed the popular Second Amendment forum AR15.com over allegations that individuals using the site had encouraged violence (2). GoDaddy has received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (3)(4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
GoDaddy requires recipients of its charitable donation program to be “politically and religiously neutral” (1). There are no clear guidelines as to who is and is not eligible to receive donations through GoDaddy’s various donation channels.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
GoDaddy has signed open letters supporting the Equality Act and opposing women’s and girls’ gender-specific sports (1)(2). GoDaddy added a unique .gay domain for websites to use in order to create virtual LGBTQ rainbow Pride flags on their pages (3). GoDaddy opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prohibits teaching gender identity and sexual orientation in schools to kids in K-3rd grade (4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
GoDaddy has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). GoDaddy partners with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, though it is unclear exactly who it is supporting through these donations (3).
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August 31, 2023
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