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Go Daddy, really?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by trizzypballr, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. trizzypballr

    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    I always have avoided Go Daddy because ive heard people being annoyed by them. I broke down and made an account threw them though because I was getting a domain that was being transferred to me and was told Go Daddy would be the easiest. No big deal I thought.

    I get a phone call today from Go Daddy asking if I had a few minutes to talk about my account, thinking something was wrong I said ok sure. The person called me to ask me what I was using my domain for? REALLY? THIS IS ANY OF THEIR BUSINESS? Is it just me or does it seem totally ludacris for a domain company to call their customers just to ask them what their plans were to do with their domains?
     
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Shoulda told them animal porn.
     
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  3. mark27

    mark27 Regular Member

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    They call me about every other month or so... It's part of their "customer service".

    I usually start talking like I'm going to be buying thousands of dollars of stuff over the phone so the sales guy gets really horny for the commission and then right when he asks for my credit card I hang up.
     
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  4. Knoxgates

    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    Godaddy is a sneaky company. I have heard numerous clients complaining about Godaddy snatching domains.
     
  5. dirtbag

    dirtbag Senior Member

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    The GoDaddy marketplace is a good place to snag domains. Then transfer them ASAP, lol.
     
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  6. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    This.

    The only good thing about GoDaddy is the ability to straight up take expiring domains or buy some cheap ones and transfer them to a respectable registrar.

    You'd think that by now people would have learned to just stop using GoDaddy.
     
  7. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    They are calling to talk you into web-hosting and building your site for you. The $2.50 domain registration is a loss-leader, and a means to acquire your phone number in order to make that solicitation. It happened to me just yesterday.

    I took the telemarketing phone call as an opportunity to complain about the fact that I couldn't find the spot online where you input your Coupon Code. Had I not called GoDaddy and registered the domain name on the phone, I might have clicked the button to "complete" the transaction, hoping to find the Coupon Code entry point on the next screen. It would not have been there, and I would have paid full-price for a domain name from a company that I didn't really want to do business with, and then would have had to suffer both the telemarketing solicitation AND trying to get the Coupon Code honored after the transaction was already complete.

    And I don't think any of that Coupon Code difficulty was an accident, either.

    So I told Mr. GoDaddy Telemarketer ("animal porn", lol...) that he probably didn't know what an "MFA" site was (he didn't), and if he did, GoDaddy probably wouldn't help me to build one, even IF they knew how.

    I could tell he didn't know what "MFA" was, but he thought it was REALLY REALLY bad, maybe worse than animal porn, and he got off the phone with me as fast as he could, in case the FBI was listening or I was contagious.

    I've made a decision to create a list of domains I might like to own, and then as each of these companies do these super-specials, I pick up the most valuable domain on the list, as part of my ongoing efforts at making money. I've registered domains with GoDaddy, Hostgator and Reigister.com so far. My phone is trashed anyways. I get phone calls from telemarketers constantly anyways; a few more aren't going to make much difference.

    I wonder if you could use a forwarded number to do this stuff. Can Google Voice forward?
     
  8. hurn

    hurn Power Member

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    I have an account more than 4years and had more than 100 domains but din't get any personal call or email other than rubbish promotions
     
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  9. Sharer

    Sharer Power Member

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    Sounds to me that they could be wanting to steal your ideas like a lot of big companies do in marketing.
     
  10. RebelMaster

    RebelMaster Junior Member

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    Been with GD for years now. Have NO issues with them at all. Every time I have needed to call they took care of whatever issue I was having. I have 100+ domains with them. After I got to 50 domains they assigned me a rep that I can now call with any issues.

    I also like and use NC. But I've had more issues with NC in the past year than I've ever had with GD. Does that now mean NC is crap? Nope! They do a good service also. And are helpful.

    But one thing I see happening from much of the whining about GD ... GD is good at domains - PERIOD! If you go cheap and also buy their hosting and other non-domain products, you're going to be disappointed.

    What I advise people all the time:

    1 - DON'T use hosting services from registrars (GD, NC etc.)

    2 - DON'T use domain services from hosting services (HG,JH etc.)

    Grass ISN'T always greener on the other side. ;)

    FWIW

    Cheers!

    RM

    P.S. NOT saying GD are angels. NO other companies are either. AND neither are we! LOL
     
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  11. makinsales

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    They wanted to try to sell you... Godaddy is all about upsells they try to sell you hosting when you already have hosting, they were calling to try to sell you on paying them to create a website for you Im sure.. Or paying for their "search engine visibility" or any other bs "website tonight" etc.. They were testing to see if you knew your shizzz or if you were a noob business owner that they could take for us much $$$ as possible.
     
  12. trizzypballr

    trizzypballr Regular Member

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    What do you mean by taking expiring domains?

    Btw does it cost me anything to transfer my domain to my other registrar?
     
  13. marsmadness

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    Well, I think I may be hurt... I have never received such personal treatment by GoDaddy... and... Oh nevermind, I'm not upset about that at all. ;-)
     
  14. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    It's been said that GoDaddy monitors searches for domain names and if they think it's "hot", they'll buy the domain from under the person searching for it.

    One experienced domainer I read about makes a point of not using any of the registration services to find out if a domain is available while doing his research, so as to avoid giving them advance notice that someone is interested in buying it. If you read the history of these companies, you'll find they've already been caught doing unethical business practices, with no real fear of punishment. I think it would be fair to assume that they are capable of anything.
     
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    maykino Newbie

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    I have an account with them some time ago. Then I moved all of my domains to 1and1 since you have to pay extra for priv registration with godaddy. Ridiculous. I'm happy with godaddy.
     
  16. monk13

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    i used to work for godaddy
    that was an outbound sales call
    the question "what are you using your domain for, or alternatively, what do you have planned for that domain" is a technique used to spot sales opportunities, nothing more than that
     
  17. makinsales

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    which is what I said above :p
     
  18. AdnanMahmud

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    :O Rreally? send them to sanitarium.
     
  19. click3

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    I totally agree!

    Having dealt with them via my past-life (IYKWIM & no, I did not work for them), they have probably close to 4 mill self-hosted WP sites ... so there are a WHOLE lotta peeps (sheeps) who don't know any better!
     
  20. BlueLemon

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    Damn, you guys are being treated so royally by Go Daddy! Even I want some special personal attention. NOT!

    Anyways, I have been using Go Daddy for two years now, never got any phone call. Just those crappy promotional emails.