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I hate GoDaddy

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Locals Find!, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

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    I officially hate GoDaddy and its parent company Wild West Domains.

    I recently got my accounts transferred from a GoDaddy reseller that went out of business to another GoDaddy reseller. This was done without my permission just get an email saying I been transferred.

    Now because of the contract with GoDaddy and this new company handling my domains & hosting. I am not allowed to sell my domains.

    I am restricted to selling my property unless I pay to Transfer everything to the real GoDaddy.com and have to reset all my hosting.

    They can't figure out how to make it simple for me. Its all run by the same company and the same people on the same servers. Yet, I gotta go through this hassle just to sell a domain. I wanna beat whoever came up with this plan over the head with something. Even the customer service reps can't make sense of it.

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  2. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    I use start logic, and InMotion hosting. never had any problem with either.
     
  3. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Very Active Member

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    That is the problem ... it's not a godaddy domain .. it is a reseller domain handled THROUGH godaddy. ... technically it's not even yours, it's your resellers.
     
  4. petesign

    petesign Very Active Member

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    I hate them too, all that hype and you never see anything good on their commercials. What a waste.
     
  5. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

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    I honestly have had no problems till today. It just boggles me they can't press a few buttons and change the logos on my account.

    I mean when I go on to control my domains and my hosting it all looks just like godaddy except with a different logo.
     
  6. njshorts

    njshorts Active Member

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    Go to a host that gives a crap... GoDaddy is too big for it's own good, and really doesn't seem to care much about the little guys. We use www.fourbucks.net.
     
  7. briankb

    briankb Active Member

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    As far as I know if you registered the domain and are the Registered owner you can transfer it as needed. EXCEPT, and this isn't only for GoDaddy, is you have to wait 60 days once you do a transfer. That exception started years ago to help "safeguard" domain hijacking.

    If you need to sell a domain I would draft a contract that simply says you will process the transfer as soon as the domain lock is released. You can always point the domain wherever you need.
     
  8. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Very Active Member

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    They may have to migrate your account in order to get it to the godaddy side ... which is more than just switching a logo. Generally it involves exporting your old data off of one server and moving it to another and re-integrating all the details hoping there isn't version conflicts from their reseller servers to their actual servers. I hated doing that just for peoples blog based sites let alone forums and the such ... god I am glad I don't do web programming anymore.
     
  9. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    WOW, that's BS. If you have more than 250 domains, I'd transfer them to fabulous.com whom I've used for 15 years. The ONLY registrar I trust.
     
  10. tcorn1965

    tcorn1965 Very Active Member

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    We use the wild wild west reseller from Go-Daddy...IT sucks. We created a website so people could buy a domain, build their website and add a store without any intervention from us. Did all this through our API on wildwest. Well, doing great but we cannot renew domains via a phone call to wild west, they say we have to program that in our API.
    So we lost a couple domains until we got that built in. I cannot believe wild west does not have the ability to renew these on their end.

    Terry
     
  11. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    Not quite sure if this is the case with the original poster, but a lesson I learned long ago is:

    ... never, NEVER allow a hoster to register your domains for you. Always, ALWAYS register your domains with a registrar separate from your hosting service.
     
  12. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    host 15 domains on godaddy, no problems.....................yet
     
  13. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    We transferred two of our domains from other registrars we were having problems with to GoDaddy and have never regretted the change. The one that was at Network Solutions imposed a 60 day lock on it but that caused me no problem. the cost to do the transfer was less than a domain renewal for a year and GoDaddy gave me an extra year just for transferring to them.

    What impressed me with GoDaddy was the tech support reps. English was their first language, they were knowledgeable and they were helpful.
     
  14. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    :goodpost: :goodpost: :goodpost: :thumb: :thankyou: :signs101:
     
  15. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

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    I registered my domains years ago with the now out of business reseller. Added the hosting onto the account later as I needed it. Figured hey its all in one spot easier to manage and keep track of. One bill once a year on one credit card for everything.

    Big mistake on my part apparently.
     
  16. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    I been with network solutions for years. I used to really like the deal.
    Lately I was involved with a renewal and saw the price went up. No way at that price.
    Later, I started to do the move away routine and suddenly they decided to call and give me the VIP account status with a %25 discount on all the packages.

    Today, I called about another package. After jumping through many hoops, and listening to spam and other foreplay I finally got a human and promptly was told there was no such account. After spelling it for him several times he found it.

    After talking to him about the account suddenly he started talking about another package. I tried to veer him back to the original and he ignored it. After several times of prompting him he got argumentative and insisted on talking about the wrong account. It was living in the twilight zone. I swear the guy was schizophrenic.

    In the end I called back and got a live sane human who resolved the call plus gave me a direct phone number and a free year of hosting to make up for the insane operator. Yes, they record phone calls.
     
  17. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Very Active Member

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    +1 to that ... finally got one of my domains back after 8 years of waiting for an old crappy host to stop paying for it. Grabbed it again and never looked back.
     
  18. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    I have 15-20 domains on Godaddy and have only called with some issues a few times.

    Each time I had someone on the phone with in a few minutes that was State Side and took care of the issues quickly.
     
  19. Kentucky Wraps

    Kentucky Wraps Kentucky Wraps

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    I take it you aren't a web designer. That statement above is HATED by web designer. That's like my customers saying, why can't you just push a few buttons and make my logo with a differnt name? Well...because there are gradient blends, drop shadows, contours, transparencies, and oh yeah, the logo is not an active FONT it's been converted to curves! There are parameters in a website that often don't just allow you to "push a few buttons" to change something like a logo, which is either probably in the header (a world in it's own) or on every page somewhere in different sizes etc.
    To make a short answer long. You can't just push a few buttons to do it.
     
  20. netfryer

    netfryer Member

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    I hate godaddy hosting as well. Their domain registration and hosted DNS is great... but their hosting is garbage. I've tried (not joking) somewhere around 30 different hosts. Inmotion has been the best so far, but even they cant seem to hang onto their promised 99.9% uptime.

    I've got a nice server prepped for a co-location datacenter. Time to start hosting my own!
     
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