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Exposing the Many Reasons Not to Trust GoDaddy with Your Domain Names

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SirRAN, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. SirRAN

    SirRAN Registered Member

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    Found a good info about GoDaddy*com...

    Many people don't think much about choosing a registrar, and simply pick one they have heard of. This often leads them to GoDaddy, who may be the leader in money spent on marketing and advertising (on the Super Bowl and elsewhere). Unfortunately GoDaddy doesn't seem to focus much on stability, security, or customer service. Instead that have devised innovative ways to overcharge customers and thwart customer attempts to transfer to superior registrars.

    Read more at: http://nodaddy.com/
     
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  2. xhanuman

    xhanuman Junior Member

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    thanks... I will take that and your warning as a valid landmine marker for the aforementioned company - SO -for an extra $5 at Directnic or wherever - it's worth it. As I recall, Directnic had someone in downtown New Orleans throughout Katrina - running the DNS servers on diesel back generators for weeks - AWESOME!... it doesn't get much worse than that... and if it does... well then, DNS won't really matter!
    Just noticed that the Privacy addon on Directnic is like $5 + $15/reg... so that equals the playing field out w/ GPapa $10/reg $10 or so for so called "Privacy".
     
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  3. simo

    simo Junior Member

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    yeah ill give yousomething worse
    i got the domain
    http://www.insure.me
    I have the reciept for it
    they then said sorry we made amistake
    a few weeks back it then sold for
    $30000 dollars
    do you think i am a little pissed at godaddy
     
  4. Axem

    Axem Registered Member

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    the .me disaster happened to a lot of ppl. i *thought* i had gifts.me ani.me and wikipedia.me (w/ receipts) and then the next day they call me telling me i dont actually own any of them.

    they wrote it off as a server error and refunded everyone who thought they had bought domain names. it was a really shitty day indeed.

    besides this incident, i've never had trouble with godaddy's service
     
  5. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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  6. SERPHunter

    SERPHunter Newbie

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    Godaddy receipts don't mean anything, this happens more often then you think when you register a domain through GD's checkout process and then discover the domain isn't registered in your name.

    Their system screws up, it shows names as available while they aren't, so unless you have something else then a Godaddy receipt to prove the domain was registered under your name, like a historical WHOIS record to prove it...only then you have something to be pissed about.

    You probably never had the domain in the first place, just on worthless virtual Godaddy paper...

    And Yeah, Godaddy is a fucked up registrar. I would avoid them as much as possible.
     
  7. pinoyvid

    pinoyvid Junior Member

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    you will hear a lot of domain stealing "stories" about godaddy. I'm with namecheap now when it comes to domain purchasing
     
  8. ugorrogu

    ugorrogu Registered Member

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    Wow I never knew GD can be this bad. Can anybody recommend a better place to register domains?

    Thanks,
    UgorrogU
     
  9. steve01

    steve01 Newbie

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    Namecheap(dot)com is the best for me.

    I have moved most of my domains from Godaddy to Namecheap
     
  10. SERPHunter

    SERPHunter Newbie

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    Moniker.com or Fabulous.com - both are top notch registrars, Fabulous is offshore so in regards to certain laws you don't have the legal bullshit Godaddy can bring you due to them being legally obliged to adhere to certain legal requests.

    And security and looking out for your domains is priority number one for both of these registrars, you can't go wrong with both of them.
     
  11. SERPHunter

    SERPHunter Newbie

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    Moniker.com or Fabulous.com - both are top notch registrars, Fabulous is offshore so in regards to certain laws you don't have the legal bullshit Godaddy can bring you due to them being legally obliged to adhere to certain legal requests.

    And security and looking out for your domains is priority number one for both of these registrars, you can't go wrong with both of them.
     
  12. concentustech

    concentustech Junior Member

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    I Had a similar experience awhile ago with registering a domain with godaddy, after the name checked out as available and purchased through godaddy i was then told it was a mistake and the name was not available....Surprising as it was a PR7 just expired.
    Never again godaddy you've had your chips with me buying anything from you!
     
  13. fabio

    fabio Regular Member

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    I'm not a big fan of godaddy either, however, I do use their other site tdnam.com, is there an alternative to that?

    Thanks.
     
  14. simo

    simo Junior Member

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    the worst ting about this was we did it over the phone.we asked the operator to check it out and he sad yep all yours then next day rug pulled from underme


     
  15. soctal

    soctal Regular Member

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    you cant sue over that? I would have definitely inquired with a internet legal attorney

     
  16. soctal

    soctal Regular Member

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    i have decided to transfer out of godaddy bit by bit when it comes time to renew or before a site i am making goes hot.
     
  17. SirRAN

    SirRAN Registered Member

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    I just use namecheap*com and name*com. 2 domain with namecheap and 3 domain with name*com.
     
  18. seodeveloping

    seodeveloping BANNED BANNED

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    I have over 3,000 PREMIUM domains on GoDaddy and have never seen a problem, ever.
     
  19. undeterminederror

    undeterminederror BANNED BANNED

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    let me tell my story: i got a domain at godaddy: searchwebcams.com, i wanted to make a webcam directory. after 1 day i saw my domain was named "serachwebcams.com". my ex grirlfriend laughed at me :D and she was right. but the old system made a directory for every domain you purchase. guess what was the name of the dir ? it was the first! the one i taped.
     
  20. This-N-That

    This-N-That Newbie

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    I've used Google, but they always try to sneak something else in on your purchase. Anyone had experience with 1 and 1.com purchasing domain names and/or hosting?