*tip: always try and find a coupon code for any domain register.. it helps..
Maybe they do have a convenient and (opinion only) cleaner backend, stellar support.. their domain name is really easy to type, you have to love all those domain analytics....And those new commercials.. well they just kind of make me smile.
Sure there is a lot of things that are great about the GoDaddy platform.. but why is it as a marketer anyway, I sometimes feel more like a piece of cattle they are preparing for the harvest?
Maybe it's partly because they are excellent marketers themselves and (as I'm sure we can appreciate) through the constant bombardment of products and upsells I have absolutely -no- interest in, I am really getting a taste of my own medicine and it's a little more bitter and not so sweet.
But this post is not so much a rant as much as an opportunity and a suggestion to discover a domain registrers which are maybe a little more geared for the internet marketer --instead of the small business owner who may not be as privy to the many alternative web services available.
Maybe they will read this and try to include new features which include altered promotions or non-promotions for marketers.. Or maybe someone else will pick up on it and develop a registrar more geared and suited for marketers specifically.. there is always room for improvement.
On a number of occasions now I have received emails from domain marketers picking up domains I have let expire and sending me email trying to get me to buy them back from them.
As I know much of this information (on domain expiration and such) is readily available to the people who seek it out.
Why do I get the feeling that GoDaddy actually aids them additionally in this process?
Ultimately I have switched away from GoDaddy (to NameCheap) and I am working on phasing them out completely.. Mainly cause I don't trust them..
Thats ok though, I don't think it will hurt them much as they appear to be well on their way to becoming a billion dollar company.. and good for them also.. I genuinely applaud... That didn't happen because they were providing a low quality product or doing a bad job running their business.. and in many ways they should be an excellent example for everyone on how to become a leader in an industry and produce stellar branding.
One of the reasons I do like NameCheap though is because (and I don't mean to get political) they seem to be advocates for internet freedom at their core and not so much because its based on a profit mechanism.
Godaddy.. not so sure.
I like the idea of being able to do business with individuals and entities we are on the same page as... very much so..
This in no way meant to turn into a Godaddy bashfest of a bashfest of any kind.. Because GoDaddy 'is a great company.
But maybe there are some other registrars that you've had experience with and which you prefer over these and are maybe more geared for internet marketers specifically.
There have got to be some better alternatives for our likes.