Man Named Hostgator Dotcom Is Getting Porn Site Tattoo Removed From His Face

Original The Daily Dot Article: Porn site will pay to remove its name from man’s face

I know it has already been 10 years, but this guy and his tattoos still bug me. Somehow a light bulb went off in this guys head way back when and he came up with bright idea to sell the space on his body as if he was a walking billboard. It was quite a publicity stunt for the casinos and porn websites who jumped on board.

For $50,000 EVERYONE was talking about what this Alaska native was doing. When I say everyone, I mean every news channel, cable channel, newspaper and news magazine had something to say about what was going on and they talked about it day after day after day. Do you know how much money it would have cost if the casinos and porn sites had to pay for all the TV and Print advertisement? We are talking millions of dollars. It is ridiculous how much extra press they got and in the end, good ol’ Dotcom (Billy Gibby) walked away with $50,000 and permanent reminders of what a good business entrepreneur he was.

WHostgator Dotcom Is Getting Porn Site Tattoo Removedhen we last checked in with Hostgator Dotcom, he was looking to raise $4,000 to permanently remove several URLs for porn sites and online casinos he had tattooed on his face. Now, thanks to the generosity of one such company, it looks like the human billboard is getting his wish.

On Tuesday, Hostgator Dotcom—known as Billy Gibby before he sold his name to a web hosting company—confirmed to Vice that cam4.com, one of the porn sites whose name is inked on his face, has agreed to pay for the laser removal treatment.

“They advertised on my face a long time ago, read the Vice story, and decided they wanted to help me—they’re just doing it to be nice,” Hostgator Dotcom told the publication. “I had my first laser removal treatment last week.”

This is definitely a wonderful resolution for the Anchorage, Alaska, native, who raised $50,000 by selling advertising space on his body more than a decade ago. But if you think Hostgator Dotcom is done with crazy money-making antics, you’re most definitely wrong.

Sometimes people do stupid things for money and don’t always think about the ramifications in the future, but at least Hostgator Docom could have a second chance in life after he’s does with the laser treatments to clean off his face. I think by now I would have learned my lesson and paid my dues and would look so forward to being free of the decision I made so long ago. Well apparently Billy hasn’t because he’s still stuck on the idea of selling ads on his body and his casket. Captain brilliant is also thinking of offering his manhood up to the highest bidders. Dotcom is once again failing to “think about it.” Psst. Hey Dotcom. Why are you trying to advertise on a part of your body that you can’t take out in public?

Dotcom told Vice that he’s thinking of selling ads to be placed on his casket once he dies, something he hopes doesn’t happen any time soon.

He’s also entertaining the idea of going back to basics, of using his body as an advertisement board. This time around, it’s his manhood that he’s willing to tattoo if the money’s right, contradicting his previous stance on the matter.

He didn’t say how much he would do it for, but Dotcom noted that “it would have to be quite a bit” because “that’s a good 12 inches of advertisement space.”

This is most certainly a curious and novel idea, but it’s most almost assuredly doomed to fail. The thing that makes advertisements successful is their visibility. Unless Dotcom plans to walk around with his junk hanging out, no one will be getting the most bang for their buck.

By Fidel Martinez on Email

Photo via Hostgator Dotcom/Facebook

Original The Daily Dot Article: Porn site will pay to remove its name from man’s face

 

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