Hostgator Black Friday Promo [$35.64 for 3 FULL YEARS!]

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Fyi, Hostgator is planning a major Black Friday promotion. Here are the details:

We're offering 50% OFF EVERYTHING From 12:00AM CST - 5AM CST


We're offering 80% OFF EVERYTHING From 5AM - 9AM CST WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (first come, first receive; so definitely don't miss out!)

From 9AM - 11:59PM CST OR after 80% OFF accounts have sold out, we will continue to offer 50% OFF EVERYTHING

This applies to ALL Accounts and ALL Term Lengths. So you're visitors and friends will have the opportunity to receive up to 80% off of up to 3 years worth of Hosting! That would come out to $35.64 for 3 FULL YEARS!

That includes Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting AND even Dedicated Servers! Never before have we allowed the promotion on EVERYTHING including reseller, vps and dedicated servers AND ALL Term Lengths AND allowed our affiliates their full, regular commission on every sale you send us on Black Friday!

This will apply to the client's first invoice (first term length they sign up for whether that be 1 month or for 3 years).

This promotion gives our customers our award winning hosting for as little as:
Shared Hosting - $4.95/month AS LOW AS $0.99/month
Reseller Hosting - $24.95/month AS LOW AS $4.99/month
VPS Hosting - $19.95/month AS LOW AS $3.99 First Month
Dedicated Servers - $174/month AS LOW AS $34.80 First Month
As you can see, this is an absolutely CRAZY DEAL and you have an opportunity to make a LOT OF MONEY promoting our Black Friday 2010 Offer!
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  • Profile picture of the author bertuseng
    As one of their affiliates I also got the email telliong me about that special. It sounds good. Will keep my ear on the ground for more info.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
    I've never quite been able to understand what happens when existing customers contact the seller pissed at the deal new customers are getting that they're not getting!

    As this progresses, maybe an existing Hostgator customer could get onto them and let us know how they handle it.

    Cheers,

    Neil
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    • Profile picture of the author trishworks4u
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      I've never quite been able to understand what happens when existing customers contact the seller pissed at the deal new customers are getting that they're not getting!

      As this progresses, maybe an existing Hostgator customer could get onto them and let us know how they handle it.

      Cheers,

      Neil

      I'll take that challenge. I am existing customer and a self-professed "hostgator hater".

      sigh - unfortunately, I'm also a hostage because they're the only host that works "out of the box" with the software I'm running right now.
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    • Profile picture of the author cindybidar
      Originally Posted by Neil Morgan View Post

      I've never quite been able to understand what happens when existing customers contact the seller pissed at the deal new customers are getting that they're not getting!
      If they're anything like my cable company, if you call and complain loudly enough, they'll give you the deal, too. My husband has practically made a career our of keeping out phone and cable bills reasonable with this tactic.
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      • Profile picture of the author scottsheen
        Originally Posted by cindybidar View Post

        If they're anything like my cable company, if you call and complain loudly enough, they'll give you the deal, too. My husband has practically made a career our of keeping out phone and cable bills reasonable with this tactic.
        Or if they are like my cable company, just call and cancel your service. They offer you the newest deal to keep you as a customer.

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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by scottsheen View Post

          Or if they are like my cable company, just call and cancel your service. They offer you the newest deal to keep you as a customer.

          Scott
          Scott, let me know how it goes - I'd be interested to hear what their response is!

          Paul
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    Commissions are the same but thats GOOD
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Thanks for sharing this. I never paid much attention to Black Friday deals from hosting providers before, but if they come out with anything like the $70 for 3 years deal you mentioned, then I'll be all over it!

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelAppleton
    Just had the email also.

    Cannot wait too hear more details on pricing and any changes in commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Just had a conversation with their support and there are no news whatsoever about this year promo...

    ... for now.

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  • Profile picture of the author xenergy
    Looking forward for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author revenue27
    Yup The Black friday From HG, i've got this too, will wait to see what happens...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    They've revealed the details. This is friggin' insane! Even better than my $70/3 yr promo back in 2007.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Hess
    I didn't see your thread, and tried to post my own... this looks like an awesome deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nate Simms
    So, say I ordered the dedicated server for the $34.80. That is only for one month? And then it goes back to full price per month?
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    its first on every news!
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  • Profile picture of the author Margo Tuul
    It says it's for all accounts. So you can even upgrade your current account and get this discount, or you need to open new?
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  • Profile picture of the author cbreceipt
    Was hoping to pick up a dedi hosting but if I'm only saving on the first month, I'll pass. Great deals on shared and reseller hosting though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Just for NEW accounts? Well, we can always open a new one with same CC details etc OR NOT?
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    • Profile picture of the author MagicAce
      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      Just for NEW accounts? Well, we can always open a new one with same CC details etc OR NOT?

      I don't think so...
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      • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
        Originally Posted by MagicAce View Post

        I don't think so...
        According to Hostgator Support, I can use same CC or Paypal ID to open a NEW account with Promo Discounts

        Got the transcript in my Gmail.

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        • Profile picture of the author Margo Tuul
          Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

          According to Hostgator Support, I can use same CC or Paypal ID to open a NEW account with Promo Discounts

          Got the transcript in my Gmail.


          That's cool.

          I heard that to transfer your emails and other stuff over is pain in the a**. It takes 72h for account to be shut down completely, so i assume that exact same time takes to get everything over to the new account. So you are looking at 152h downtime?? I don't know..
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      Just for NEW accounts? Well, we can always open a new one with same CC details etc OR NOT?
      Yes, just for new accounts. Also, think of the hassle it'd take (especially if you have dozens of existing sites!) to transfer them all to the new account just to take advantage of this deal.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Margo Tuul
    I'm just emailing Hostgator to see what they say. Atm. its total BS. Neil said right here...what about existing customers?
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    • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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      Originally Posted by Margo Tuul View Post

      I'm just emailing Hostgator to see what they say. Atm. its total BS. Neil said right here...what about existing customers?
      What about them? You've never paid full price for something, only to see it on sale for less than you paid sometime later? Happens to me all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Lianelli
    Just came off the chat with customer support, guy named Abraham. He needed to check and took quite a while to answer.

    Finally came back and told me this is for new customers only. It's not for existing customers that open a 2nd account. He said they will check every account opened during this special promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    You guys are missing the point here:

    I (we?) need different Hosting Packages all the time, and this is a wonderful time to buy some new packageS with a huge discount.

    > I DO NOT intent to move what I got to a new account.
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      You guys are missing the point here:

      I (we?) need different Hosting Packages all the time, and this is a wonderful time to buy some new packageS with a huge discount.

      > I DO NOT intent to move what I got to a new account.
      Yes, me too, I am getting cramped on the one hosting package, might take up the offer (if it's real). I am with Bluehost, anyone care to compare the two hosts? I am totally satisfied with BH so have no need to change otherwise, but don't want it if it's inferior to Bluehost in any way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Margo Tuul
    That's weird, because when i talked with customer support (sales), they said, that they don't have any details. (i asked can i upgrade my account with this discount. I pay monthly, but wanted to get 3 years). Guy told me to contact affiliate department, so i emailed them. Waiting now
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    • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
      Originally Posted by Margo Tuul View Post

      That's weird, because when i talked with customer support (sales), they said, that they don't have any details. (i asked can i upgrade my account with this discount. I pay monthly, but wanted to get 3 years). Guy told me to contact affiliate department, so i emailed them. Waiting now
      Let me know if you're able to upgrade your current account to take advantage of the discounts. That's something that I would be all in for if you're able to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RealSocialSignals
    Just perfect! HostGator has amazing service!
    I've only had VPS-s at them and never shared but I've heard the best words, plus $35/3 years is virtually nothing!

    Thanks for the share!
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelAppleton
    I had this email aswell, looks like some people are going to be making some big bucks and alot of people saving even bigger bucks
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      I'd be a new customer.

      I need to go look into the reseller thing.

      I love my current host but it's a one off commission when I sell it to someone else.
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    • Profile picture of the author aqualung
      Just checked one of my inboxes, NO mention of the Hostgator Black Friday Gala.
      I'm on maybe 40-50 lists, no hints there.
      Is this like a 'secret' launch?
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  • Profile picture of the author mahesh2k
    What if i';m affiliate of hostgator but not a customer. Can i still apply for new account ? is it possible for affiliates to get account ? :|
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    • Profile picture of the author Margo Tuul
      Originally Posted by mahesh2k View Post

      What if i';m affiliate of hostgator but not a customer. Can i still apply for new account ? is it possible for affiliates to get account ? :|
      Well you can't use your own affiliate ID anyway. They will find it out. Just ask your friend or someone to use their affiliate link and sign up.
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      • Profile picture of the author mahesh2k
        Originally Posted by Margo Tuul View Post

        Well you can't use your own affiliate ID anyway. They will find it out. Just ask your friend or someone to use their affiliate link and sign up.
        Cool. Is it possible to sign up directly if i don't get any other affiliate friend. It's not that i don't want to signup under them and by being affiliate myself i would love to sign up under another affiliate marketer, but just asking if it's possible to sign up directly.
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by mahesh2k View Post

      What if i';m affiliate of hostgator but not a customer. Can i still apply for new account ? is it possible for affiliates to get account ? :|
      Yes you can get a new account, you just cannot use your own affiliate link to get it or you would be violating Hostgators TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author tubeincreaser
    You can also use the coupon BLACKFRIDAYCHEAP for $9.95 off!
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    Whats to stop me cancelling and signing back up to get offer?
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    • Profile picture of the author tubeincreaser
      Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

      Whats to stop me cancelling and signing back up to get offer?
      You can do that
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
      Just checked one of my inboxes, NO mention of the Hostgator Black Friday Gala.
      I'm on maybe 40-50 lists, no hints there.
      Is this like a 'secret' launch?
      You have to be signed up as a Hostgator affiliate.

      Jeff.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

      Whats to stop me cancelling and signing back up to get offer?
      The hassel of setting the site(s) back up and the down time.

      Question, Is the 35.64 actually for 3 yrs or is that 35.64 each year for 3 yrs?

      Either way it's a hell of a deal!

      Thanks,
      Have a Great Day!
      Michael

      Oh, In case I forget, Happy Thanksgiving to all Warriors!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
        Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

        The hassel of setting the site(s) back up and the down time.

        Question, Is the 35.64 actually for 3 yrs or is that 35.64 each year for 3 yrs?

        Either way it's a hell of a deal!

        Thanks,
        Have a Great Day!
        Michael

        Oh, In case I forget, Happy Thanksgiving to all Warriors!
        It's $35 for the 3 whole years. But that's the 1 domain hatchling plan. The 3 year baby plan is $58 for 3 whole years. This is not a yearly fee. They bill every 3 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by tubeincreaser View Post

      If you are getting a plan use the coupon BLACKFRIDAYCHEAP to get $9.95 off, it will also help me. If you want please let me know if you are willing to help.
      You do not need a coupon code to get the special discount. In fact by using YOUR discount code it may prevent the buyer from getting the full 50-80% off as the affiliate code you are giving is for $9.94 off.

      Not to mention you really should not be sharing your affiliate code in this forum.
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      • Profile picture of the author tubeincreaser
        Originally Posted by LilBlackDress View Post

        You do not need a coupon code to get the special discount. In fact by using YOUR discount code it may prevent the buyer from getting the full 50-80% off as the affiliate code you are giving is for $9.94 off.

        Not to mention you really should not be sharing your affiliate code in this forum.
        Are you sure? I am pretty sure the code will also add the $9.95, I said if they want they can use. I have no problem if they don't.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Daugherty
    That sounds great...thanks for the share....
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  • Profile picture of the author tanker6actual
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like the VPS and dedicated server deals are discounted for only a month.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
      Originally Posted by tanker6actual View Post

      Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like the VPS and dedicated server deals are discounted for only a month.
      Correct. VPS and Dedicated cannot be prepaid yearly. Only Reseller and shared offer yearly discounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author LauraJames
    Thank you very much for posting this information. I hope this offer will be made available for current customers. Best wishes.
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    • Profile picture of the author tubeincreaser
      Originally Posted by LauraJames View Post

      Thank you very much for posting this information. I hope this offer will be made available for current customers. Best wishes.
      Only new accounts...
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by LauraJames View Post

      Thank you very much for posting this information. I hope this offer will be made available for current customers. Best wishes.
      Me to. But I checked and unfortunately it is not good for current customers.
      I just switched to a reseller plan last month.

      However, I am a Hostgator affiliate and though I can't get the deal I can share it with my list members, on my sites, add a Bonus to it and maybe end up with something sweet from the share.

      For anyone on the fence Hostgator is an excellent company and this is a fantastic deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Asher
    Does anyone have a time converter for this?

    Wanna find out what time it is in Singapore so I can
    jump in on the 80% discount!

    Asher
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    • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
      Originally Posted by Asher View Post

      Does anyone have a time converter for this?

      Wanna find out what time it is in Singapore so I can
      jump in on the 80% discount!

      Asher
      Right on Asher, need to check Lisbon time.



      http://www.timezoneconverter.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve MacLellan
    Is there a special url to watch for this promotion? I was just on chat with sales support from Hostgator and the rep I spoke with didn't have any details.

    Thanks,
    Steve MacLellan
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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    I'm an existing customer and an affiliate. I personally don't care that I'm not getting a discount because I will still receive FULL commission. This is normally about $50 with hostgator. So if ten people sign up I'll make $500. Hosting for 3 years at 10 bux a month will cost me $360 . . . So I will get free hosting and make $140 profit! This sounds like a sweeter deal than 3 years for $36 . . .

    If you have a list, this promotion is a blessing! I know my black friday will be profitable, will yours?

    You folks need to look at this from a different perspective. Focus on making money and not pinching pennies Just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    Here's a Quick example of Hostgator related email marketing campaign's that a few Affiliate marketers are Creating and throwing out to their subscriber lists...

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    Crazy Idea to Get Free Web Hosting from HostGator!

    Basic overall Black Friday story promotion...

    Purchase Hostgator shared hosting and get 80% off of up to 3 years worth of Hosting! That would come out to $35.64 for 3 FULL YEARS!
    Now! once you put your hands on your new hosting plan, you can move your blog to it, and just let go the old account as you don't have to pay for it anymore!
    I hope you can get this idea, it's crazy but I think it can be done and save you 3 or 2 years of web hosting!

    Best of Luck in Marketing and Obtaining your Fresh new Hostgator account(s)!

    Take care...
    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    I am always impressed by the large array of coupons Hostgator have available
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    I can't see the logic behind the idea of existing account holders transferring sites over to a new one and ditching the old to save pennies, even if Hostgator did think it was acceptable. If you only have one site then the inconvenience will be minor but, given the size of the plan you'd need for it, the savings would be miniscule. If you have lots of them then all those transfers and general faffing about would have associated costs anyway. Time is still money and I think there are better ways of spending it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
      Originally Posted by Diana Lane View Post

      I can't see the logic behind the idea of existing account holders transferring sites over to a new one and ditching the old to save pennies, even if Hostgator did think it was acceptable. If you only have one site then the inconvenience will be minor but, given the size of the plan you'd need for it, the savings would be miniscule. If you have lots of them then all those transfers and general faffing about would have associated costs anyway. Time is still money and I think there are better ways of spending it.
      Agree. These promos are great for affiliates AND to grab new hosting packages for SEO, new projects, new customers, etc etc.

      I'll try to buy/create 2-3 new accounts with them tomorrow morning - all for the price of one.
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      • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
        Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

        Agree. These promos are great for affiliates AND to grab new hosting packages for SEO, new projects, new customers, etc etc.

        I'll try to buy/create 2-3 new accounts with them tomorrow morning - all for the price of one.
        Absolutely. I've been thinking of an additional account with Hostgator anyway - it's already been budgeted for. But tomorrow does seem as good a time as any to open a new one
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        • Profile picture of the author Luis Medilo
          Too bad I don't have enough cash to even avail of the Baby plan for one year, which comes up to $23.88. Well, I have money but I'll use it for something else important. Besides, I already have a hosting account with another company which will end in June next year.

          I think I'll pass unless I change my mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Diana Lane View Post

      I can't see the logic behind the idea of existing account holders transferring sites over to a new one and ditching the old to save pennies, even if Hostgator did think it was acceptable. If you only have one site then the inconvenience will be minor but, given the size of the plan you'd need for it, the savings would be miniscule. If you have lots of them then all those transfers and general faffing about would have associated costs anyway. Time is still money and I think there are better ways of spending it.
      Agreed. I have dozens of sites on my existing Hostgator shared account (including some that I'm hosting for offline clients of mine with e-commerce functionality), so I shudder to think what would happen if I tried to switch those sites over and some glitches occurred.

      Too much risk for too little reward, in my opinion. I definitely have better things to do with my time, and it's just not worth the stress and anxiety of transferring dozens of sites over!

      Paul
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    what will happen if i use another credit card?
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    Originally Posted by blog8491 View Post

    what will happen if i use another credit card?
    Then I would have thought they'd just bill it. If I were to buy a sweater from an online store and then decide after they'd substantially reduced it that I'd like another one, I can't see them telling me that I couldn't buy at that price because I was already a customer. If for some bizarre reason Hostgator don't want an influx of extra revenue from existing customers that most weren't otherwise planning on spending, then the terms (or a link to them) should be given at the point of sale and it's your call whether you decide to violate them.
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  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    I'm an existing customer.

    Hi I just went on HG chat and also asked if I can take advantage of the offer.

    Answer is .... NO

    Good luck you affiliates, I think you can make some $ on this
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    • Profile picture of the author theemperor
      Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

      @theemperor

      When you say "existing customer" and "take advantage of this offer?"

      What exactly did you say?

      Cheers in advance
      DM
      Well this is the strange thing... first he said I could get the special prices if I opened a new account. So he said yes. This took about 5 minutes for him to find out.

      I then asked if I could transfer my existing sites over from my existing account.

      He then come back a minute later and said oh sorry no you can't open an account on this offer if you are an existing customer.

      I assume they haven't been properly briefed on the offer.

      I am guessing HG don't want to lose out on me paying over $10 a month, and especially if they have to pay a potential affiliate commission too.
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      • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
        Originally Posted by theemperor View Post

        He then come back a minute later and said oh sorry no you can't open an account on this offer if you are an existing customer.
        He was probably speaking on the strength of your comments about transfering your existing sites over to the terms of the special offer (and it's hardly surprising - we'd have our objections too if a rush of our customers expected the same of us!). I can't see why you couldn't just open another account under the terms of the special offer, but we'll find out tomorrow unless anyone gets confirmation either way before then.
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        • Profile picture of the author theemperor
          Originally Posted by Diana Lane View Post

          He was probably speaking on the strength of your comments about transfering your existing sites over to the terms of the special offer (and it's hardly surprising - we'd have our objections too if a rush of our customers expected the same of us!). I can't see why you couldn't just open another account under the terms of the special offer, but we'll find out tomorrow unless anyone gets confirmation either way before then.
          That's true I could do that ... but the risk/reward isn't there for me. If I had 1 or 2 static sites I might do it, but I have a lot of MySQL databases and PHP scripts set up, I don't need that much hassle to save max $100 over the course of a year.
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        • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
          Originally Posted by Diana Lane View Post

          He was probably speaking on the strength of your comments about transfering your existing sites over to the terms of the special offer (and it's hardly surprising - we'd have our objections too if a rush of our customers expected the same of us!). I can't see why you couldn't just open another account under the terms of the special offer, but we'll find out tomorrow unless anyone gets confirmation either way before then.
          I was told it was new customers only and they would be checking accounts.

          It is annoying that existing customers can't use it, but HG is worth it at full price.

          I am an affiliate of HG so I decided to just post the offer on some of my websites, email my list and offer them a Bonus if they used my link and make the best of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Sussman
    Will this be open to new clients, as in just turn up on the day, or do I need to be invited by an affiliate?
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      • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
        Originally Posted by Lothar Evers View Post

        It should work for everyone, but if you want to be sure I can send you a special "BlackFriday" Code.
        There is no special black friday code unless you are talking about your own affiliate link code you made up in the HG affiliate section which any affiliate can do. Let's not try to confuse people.

        To get the deal consumers can go directly to the site or through an affiliate's link. Just be sure you sign up at the listed times.

        In addition you are going against the WF TOS by posting an affiliate link in your signature to Hostgator. From the Warrior Forum FAQ.

        (5) No Affiliate Links Allowed - Promote Your Own Domain/s Only. It's either this or we have to cut out sig files altogether which we do not want to do.


        A lot of us are affiliates including me and we would all love the sale. But lets not take advantage of the forums to get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    I'm a customer, but my wife is not....she happens to be my business partner, but since everything HostGator knows says it is me, I could open a new account under her name.

    Will I? Heck no! In the time it takes me to transfer all of my blogs over to a new account I could have produced videos, written articles, created backlinks, worked on a PLR package, and made money.

    The savings sound great to an existing customer until you realize transferring everything is going to have a really horrible return on investment.

    Now, if you need an additional account sign up your spouse, your lover, your mom..........
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  • Profile picture of the author Evanna Zainal
    am I need to purchase for all 3 years, or can just pay by monthly fees?
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by Meksim View Post

      am I need to purchase for all 3 years, or can just pay by monthly fees?
      If you want to get the deal of $35.64 you will need to purchase for the full 3 years. The price is only good on Black Friday.
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  • Profile picture of the author ltrain_riders
    Is it worth getting the Reseller package if I want to use my multiple domains or should I stick with shared hosting? I think it would be nice to have a reseller account but I would probably only use it for my domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author theemperor
      Originally Posted by ltrain_riders View Post

      Is it worth getting the Reseller package if I want to use my multiple domains or should I stick with shared hosting? I think it would be nice to have a reseller account but I would probably only use it for my domains.
      My advice is stick to shared because:

      • It's cheaper
      • It's easier (fewer control panels, easier to add a domain etc.)
      • There are no bandwidth or storage restrictions like on reseller.

      The disadvantages of share account are

      • You have one password for everything, which perhaps is less secure.
      • You can't resell
      • You can't give an techie access to just one site without them having access to everything.

      If you can live with the disadvantages it is a lot easier to use shared.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
        Originally Posted by theemperor View Post

        • You can't give an techie access to just one site without them having access to everything.

        If you can live with the disadvantages it is a lot easier to use shared.
        You kinda can. You can create an FTP account that's locked into 1 directory only. You can also pre-create the mysql user/db and only give them access to that DB with PHPMyAdmin.

        But...if you're using a techie in the first place then you probably don't know how to do this anyways.
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        • Profile picture of the author KentuckyJeff
          Okay, I'm confused (takes very little).

          I just got off of HG's 'Live Chat' with Matthew_Sc. I told him I presently have a shared hosting account and asked if I could ADD a reseller account under the BF Promotion. He said that I could.

          So, I wonder if:

          a.) existing customers can add another account, but just can't affect their existing account via the promotion ?

          b.) no, existing customers cannot take advantage of the BF Promotion at all

          c.) the HG reps. really aren't exactly sure

          d.) I'm an idiot and the question has been answered in this thread


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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by ltrain_riders View Post

      Is it worth getting the Reseller package if I want to use my multiple domains or should I stick with shared hosting? I think it would be nice to have a reseller account but I would probably only use it for my domains.
      I have the resellers package and love it. I do not host other people but use it just for my domains.

      I love having the individual cpanel's. I can easily flip a site and just give the buyer a password and 30 days to move the site. I can start a site and give a designer the password for custom work etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    That sounds good. When is the promo? I wanna get their reseller's package....
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by fated82 View Post

      That sounds good. When is the promo? I wanna get their reseller's package....
      This is going to be.....

      Hostgator is offering 50% off all types of domain hosting from 12:00 A.M. - 5:00 A.M. CST Hostgator is offering 80% off all types of domain hosting from 5 AM - 9 AM or while supplies last
      Hostgator is offering 50% off everything from 9AM - 11:59 PM CST
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      • Profile picture of the author KentuckyJeff
        Originally Posted by drunkenmonkey View Post

        @theemperor

        When you say "existing customer" and "take advantage of this offer?"

        What exactly did you say?

        Cos I didn't even get an answer out of sales...I asked the same question in about a dozen different ways and he just said..."send an email and I'm sure there will be deals available"...that's as much as I got.

        Did it include opening a new account...or....what did you say?

        Cheers in advance
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        Originally Posted by Jesus Perez View Post

        Ofcourse you can add a new account! You jut can't apply the promotion to existing accounts that are already open. I plan on opening a new reseller account. I already have shared hosting.

        That's what I would think, but there seems to definitely be some questions at this point! Especially when some have been told it's only for new customers. I think maybe there's some misunderstanding between new customer and new account.

        Whom did you talk to Jesus ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Ofcourse you can add a new account! You jut can't apply the promotion to existing accounts that are already open. I plan on opening a new reseller account. I already have shared hosting.
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    No transferring, just nice to have another hosting account, especially for that price!

    By the way, you might like to know this too:

    Go Daddy Black Friday Sale - 11/26-11/29!
    New .COM Domains Just $5.00
    Note: Applies to the first year only of new or transfer registrations. Limited to one order per customer, expiring after 10,000 redemptions or on 11/29/10. Customers may not use gift cards, PayPal or AliPay to redeem this offer. * Plus ICANN fee of 18 cents per domain.
    Might be worth grabbing a few domains. Not that I need any, but if I think of that killer niche overnight...!
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    Originally Posted by Jesus Perez View Post

    Fyi, Hostgator is planning a major Black Friday promotion. Here are the details:

    GREAT that means more OVER SHARING on servers.. Those chumps are hiliarious!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    I have just gone to friends family and anyone I could find and told them they would be stupid to miss this opportunity. I have manged to find 25 signups hopefully I can get them all in between 5 and 9.... I have convinced all to take 3 year baby plans so I should get full commission which is $125. I have not yet got a hostgator account so I think I will get my husband to sign up and use our holiday home address and his credit card and details to get us a reseller account at $ 4.99 a month wow. Tomorrow should be a great day.
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

      I have just gone to friends family and anyone I could find and told them they would be stupid to miss this opportunity. I have manged to find 25 signups hopefully I can get them all in between 5 and 9.... I have convinced all to take 3 year baby plans so I should get full commission which is $125. I have not yet got a hostgator account so I think I will get my husband to sign up and use our holiday home address and his credit card and details to get us a reseller account at $ 4.99 a month wow. Tomorrow should be a great day.
      Just be sure not to use your own link to sign up your account with as that would violate HG's terms of service and they have indicated they will be checking for that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alton Hargrave
        I already have a reseller's acct and I contacted them this afternoon to see if I could get the special pricing and apply it toward my existing acct. Their answer was no, the special pricing is for new customers only. The HG guy got a little surly when I suggested that was not fair to existing customers and that it appears that HG doesn't really appreciate them. Then, he suggested that I might find a way around this problem. Anyhow, I thought you might be interested to know what they told me.

        After reading this thread, I am not sure that any of us really know what their intention is. Different HG people are telling different interpretations. Among us, we have different perceptions of what it all means.

        I am beginning to theorize that HG did not really think this out before they announced it. I would just like to purchase a discounted 36 month extension to my existing resellers acct. I think that is what many others here had hoped to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Moore
    So what do you guys honestly think of HostGator as a hosting company? I've heard it going both ways? I've not used them before, but am looking to consolidate my hosting for ease. Transferring over is no problem unless downtime is an issue with them. Anyway I always have new domains I need hosted also.
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  • Profile picture of the author rovad
    I just wonder one thing - I am an affiliate with Hostgator, but I am not a customer. What do you guys think, does the fact that I am affiliate affect my position?

    I would like to buy that 3 years baby plan for 57.24$. I never had a single sale on HG cuz I promoted other hosting companies with bigger payouts, but still I am a bit worried about all this.
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    • Profile picture of the author rondo
      Originally Posted by invitetheweb View Post

      If you sign up for hosting through me I'll give you ANOTHER $5 off your total bill ontop of this discount. =)
      Careful or you might lose your affiliate account. Incentives are not usually allowed.
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    5 more hours to start this offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author aprilove
    [QUOTE=Chris Kent;2913146]I am really hoping for a good deal on reseller hosting. If the price is right, I'd sign up for a couple of years right away. Come on Hostgator, impress us![/QUOTE


    OMG!!! I should have known this earlier . I didn't know that there's really
    a good deal of these stuff here...coz i am new in this IM
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary King
    he, he...

    I just had a chat w/host gator. They are still saying only for new customers. :-(

    When I mentioned that it was kind of a slap in the face to existing customers, here's what they said (last name removed for privacy).

    (08:17:02 PM) Erik: I do not understand it either actually.

    Oh well. Hopefully some will benefit and some will make money too!
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    Have you seen this: seohosting.com
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