GoDaddy Sucks - Thats it...

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I am not sure of a particular reason that I hate GoDaddy, but I just know it sucks so much.

What takes 2 minutes for a thing to do in other domain registrars takes 10+ minutes in GoDaddy. And when it comes to PayPal+GoDaddy, its even harder...

Why do they even stay in business?

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  • Profile picture of the author jjwantmoney
    I love Godaddy because I can use domain names as my affilate link. Makes affiliate marketing alot easier for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I like GoDaddy and have always been with them for any domain registrations. They are fast and they have a great customer service.

    Plus I like them because the owner of GoDaddy got a CUSTOM bike from Orange County choppers who are in NY about 2-3 years ago.

    Did you see the GoDaddy chopper??It looks awesome.

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  • Profile picture of the author Nigel Greaves
    I agree with you Creative Thinker. I've moved most of my domain names away from GoDaddy because of the way they make you battle through a forest of upsells, cross-sells, upside-down-sells and any thing else they can think of.

    If you're getting great and fast service from them Tal you should run a WSO on how to do it because I'm damned if I can get that from them.

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  • Profile picture of the author ACGroup1
    I'm a newbie to IM however I used GoDaddy for my first site and had a wonderful experience. Customer service has been great, they have all the tools right there for getting your site up, and if you don't have html software, or use wordpress, they have a built in site builder. I plan on using them again for my next site and hope to continue to have good experiences.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Creative Thinker,

      Why do they even stay in business?
      I love Godaddy because I can use domain names as my affilate link. Makes affiliate marketing alot easier for me.
      if you don't have html software, or use wordpress, they have a built in site builder
      I think that might have something to do with it...:rolleyes:

      It would appear that they are successfully targeting a certain subset of the market.
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  • Profile picture of the author triosolutions
    I agree with Tal, My GoDaddy experience far better that other domain registerar. Compare to other domain registrar they are very fast.

    I had horriable experience with namecheap so I moved my all domains to Go Daddy. Its very easy to manage domain with Godaddy Account
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  • Profile picture of the author MicahF7
    I cant not stand go daddy... I don't know how they stay in business.
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Generally, I have reasonably happy with them for one of my sites, but recently using their sitebuilder to edit the site has been slow, frustrating and cumbersome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hersh
    Sometimes I really feel like you, but most of the time I really like being with Godaddy. The good thing about them is the interface which is so easy to use that I never need their help with anything. I'm a member of Godaddy for something like 7 years and I needed their support for maybe 4 times.

    I can give you a good advice and it's to check your computer for adware, spyware, and viruses that may slow down your computer. Godaddy started to use all those pop ups who need better compters with less infections. In many cases those things hurt your computer and make it work slower, and hey, if one person tells you they are cool than it's probably true, if a few people say they are cool than they probably are, but if everyone is telling you their cool than you probably have something locally.

    Wish you the best,

    Mike G
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    • Profile picture of the author ricks2010
      GoDaddy is great, Just have to be careful of the upsells. Customer service is always on point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theresa Mayhew
    I use GoDaddy's bulk domain selector tool to find out what domains are available with my list of keywords. Then I pick the domain(s) I want and purchase them at Netfirms. Their site is easy to use, fast to process, and inexpensive at $6.99 for a new dotcom domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmytron
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    • Profile picture of the author kab1973
      I've always heard horror stories about GoDaddy...taking over domain names, etc. But, fortunately, I've only ever had good relations with them. Besides it's one of the few places you can get a .com domain name for $6.99 anymore. I always do a search in google for "domains" and there they are with an ad for $6.99 domain names. Click on the link and order as many as you want at that price.

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  • Profile picture of the author CheapSeoContent
    really have no idea as to why you hate godaddy but every one seems to be loving it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cerberus
    I completely agree with you. I have tried a couple time to set up with GD but everytime their interface just ends up pissing me off.

    I think they are so popular cause they spend so much on commercials although their service really isn't that good.

    Originally Posted by Creative Thinker View Post

    I am not sure of a particular reason that I hate GoDaddy, but I just know it sucks so much.

    What takes 2 minutes for a thing to do in other domain registrars takes 10+ minutes in GoDaddy. And when it comes to PayPal+GoDaddy, its even harder...

    Why do they even stay in business?

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  • Profile picture of the author Zanti
    I also find that it takes to long to do some simple task with GD. I renewed some domains last week and wanted to take off the private registrar, kind of a hassle.

    Customer service has been hit or miss. Last day week I had one person who was really helpful and provided real service, same day I had another person who just didn't give a damn and didn't care if I knew it.

    I'm considering transferring my domains to namecheap, does anyone use them or have any first hand information about them.

    Thanks,

    Z
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  • Profile picture of the author Cerberus
    I have used 1and1 for over 5 years and I will never go with another host.
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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    Originally Posted by Creative Thinker View Post

    I am not sure of a particular reason that I hate GoDaddy, but I just know it sucks so much.

    What takes 2 minutes for a thing to do in other domain registrars takes 10+ minutes in GoDaddy. And when it comes to PayPal+GoDaddy, its even harder...

    Why do they even stay in business?

    If it takes you 10 minutes to register a domain at Godaddy, the problem is you, not Godaddy. If it takes you much more than a minute, the problem is you, not Godaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Give me NameCheap any day. Competitive prices and free privacy. And oh, no upsell/cross sell every page either. Add to HastyHost and you're set.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelpsi Media
    Godaddy is the best! Their functions and features rocks!
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  • Profile picture of the author hipnol
    Godaddy is good as my experience says, but they suck in few areas -

    they suck in domain backorder that they mostly lost competition.
    they suck because they won't provide free private domain registration.

    I don't find any more reasons to say it sucks...
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonytsports
    I have noticed performance issues with sites loading slower after I added my 10th domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author embrown
    As an ex-godaddy employee, I have another little tip:

    Buy youir domains through google: Sign up for Google Apps

    Pro: Free privacy, your registrar and hosting is through Godaddy (or eNom, but GoDaddy is the default) and preconfigured to Google Apps.
    Con: Its 10/year with no discounts (that I know of)

    Info page: http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/...n&answer=53929
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    • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
      Originally Posted by embrown View Post

      As an ex-godaddy employee, I have another little tip:

      Buy youir domains through google: Sign up for Google Apps

      Pro: Free privacy, your registrar and hosting is through Godaddy (or eNom, but GoDaddy is the default) and preconfigured to Google Apps.
      Con: Its 10/year with no discounts (that I know of)

      Info page: Domain registration - Google Apps Help
      Is it because of the checkout process you prefer this method?

      If Google checkout makes buying a domain a snap it might be worth it.

      Godaddy's checkout process is a little byzantine and I've had things
      go awry a few times due to the way their security system is set-up,
      leading to more time invested for me in sorting it out.

      I still buy from them though. Better the devil you know, eh?
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      • Profile picture of the author embrown
        Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

        Is it because of the checkout process you prefer this method?

        If Google checkout makes buying a domain a snap it might be worth it.

        Godaddy's checkout process is a little byzantine and I've had things
        go awry a few times due to the way their security system is set-up,
        leading to more time invested for me in sorting it out.

        I still buy from them though. Better the devil you know, eh?
        Oops, I should have quoted the post that I was replying too. The poster that I was replying to mentioned that domain privacy was expensive. If you buy from Google, they will give your privacy for free - which is nice.

        Normal .com registration is about 10.69/year without any discounts if you go through Godaddy. Add privacy for 8.99 and you are paying near 20/year for you .com, which sucks.

        That's why I buy with Google. Plus, I love Google Apps. (I'm a Google fan-girl!)
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        • Profile picture of the author Pelician
          I only recommend GoDaddy for domain now. Heard too many bad things about their hosting.

          Pelicia
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          • Profile picture of the author Jacksprat
            GoDaddy is ok for domain names but their hosting is too pricey and doesn'r seem to be great
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  • Profile picture of the author justjames
    bob parsons- marketing genius; godaddy.com- owns 28% of all tld registrations globally *rough estimate; phone help in all languages; they offer too many products in my opinion trying to scoop business not in their core; if they screw up, they'll fix it straightaway. the only bad thing about godaddy is their hosting- but then again, expanding on my comment about "not their core product" says it all- their servers are shizz
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  • Profile picture of the author dv8
    I've never seen another company get some many rave reviews as well as horrible reviews.

    Never fails, every godaddy thread is littered with both good and bad. Me personally, never had a problem with them in the 4 years or so that I've been using them. Their upsells are VERY VERY annoying, but I am fully aware they are coming and that I don't need them so I just keep hitting "no thanks".
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    • Profile picture of the author apollocreed
      Originally Posted by dv8 View Post

      I've never seen another company get some many rave reviews as well as horrible reviews.

      Never fails, every godaddy thread is littered with both good and bad. Me personally, never had a problem with them in the 4 years or so that I've been using them. Their upsells are VERY VERY annoying, but I am fully aware they are coming and that I don't need them so I just keep hitting "no thanks".
      I think the reason is simple, as ex-rat implied.

      If you are new or have not used any other registrar, then you will think Godaddy are the bee's knees.

      If you know a little about the technical side of IM and have been around long enough to have used more than 4 registrars, you probably will not think much of Godaddy.

      I have used over 10 companies for domain registration of teh years, and Godaddy is probably 5th out of the 10 I have used.

      Not great but also not registerfly either.

      Apollo
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Godaddy is alright. I use them and NameCheap
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    • Profile picture of the author Todd Sampson
      I use godaddy to register my domain names, but that is it. I host all my
      websites at Hostgator. I agree that the numerous upsells they like to throw
      at you is annoying, but being in internet marketing you should be used to
      upsells . I signed up for Russell Brunson's Microcontinuity and the number
      of upsells/downsells you had to wade through was incredible.

      -Todd Sampson
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  • Profile picture of the author DussaultPR
    The worst thing about Godaddy is trying to get them to do something about their customers who hijack website content, or complete websites. They make you jump through hoops even if the site being hijack is one you registered with them many years ago. As the largest domain name registrar, they should take the lead in this regard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
    There's a lot to like about GD their nameservers change in seconds - when I use Namecheap its hours and hours, they have great customer support but there are things that annoy me as well - the hosting sucks and I would never host again with them and the checkout process even on express checkout can be frustrating but over all I have more domains with GD about 450 in fact then any other registrar so they must be pleasing me most of the time
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  • Profile picture of the author emofree
    well maybe there's a lot of reason why they were still up and business is still going they still have a lot of customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMole
    Since GD is my domain Registrar of choice I often used them to check domain name availability and this function isn't working properly. It cancels the search and you have to re-search. Very frustrating. I now do domain searches on other sites and then register them at Godaddy
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    The only thing I like about GoDaddy is the domain suggestions when my domain I want is taken.. but that's it!
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  • Profile picture of the author cookiejim
    It surprises me the complaints I have read about GoDaddy trying to upsell their customers. Isn't that how most of us make our money? One of the basic selling principles is to hook the customer, then introduce them to your other products. Why is that OK for you to do to your customers, but so wrong for GoDaddy? Am I missing something?
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  • Profile picture of the author BrenOHara
    Never had a problem with GoDaddy, and I have 40 or so domains registered with them. I suppose I chose GoDaddy right at the beginning of my IM career and never considered anyone else.

    Customer service is first class.
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  • Profile picture of the author rollfresh
    first time i've ever heard anyone complain about godaddy. wow.
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  • Godaddy is a crap very slow , I use name.com better 200%
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  • Profile picture of the author phantom76
    I dont know whats the big fuzz about godaddy. I use them all the time and never faced any issues in the last 4 years. I host my sites elsewhere and use them only for domain registrations. With so many coupons floating around, you'll get great deals from them every now and then.

    Use them only for domain purchases and do your hosting with some good service like Lunar Pages.
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