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GoDaddy is Busted

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zebrahat, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    From a blog:

    "I happened to be on Go Daddy's site recently for something work-related, and while I was there, I quickly checked if a domain name that had just occurred to me was available for my side project. It was. Cool, I thought.

    Then, three days later, I remembered the domain name and went into my Web host's (not Go Daddy) control panel to register it. I got this message:

    Error: xxxxxxxxx.com is already registered and is not available.

    Oh, really, you assholes? A quick Whois search turned up this:

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (www. godaddy. com)

    When I searched again for the domain name on Go Daddy, the site suggested I buy it through their "Domain buying service" and pay the associated charges. But I refuse to purchase the domain on principle. Go Daddy can go die."


    http://thetechblock.com/why-you-should-never-use-go-daddy-again
     
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  2. ardvark

    ardvark Regular Member

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    Never had a problem with them myself. Maybe someone had actually bought the domain in that 3 day period and had the GoDaddy privacy?
     
  3. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Nothing new. Namecheap / Internet.bs FTW!
     
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  4. xTiger

    xTiger Junior Member

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    Namecheap for ever :)
     
  5. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    This is old news, but it's messed up on their part. Hate them.
     
  6. redclover

    redclover BANNED BANNED

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    I avoid GoDaddy really. Anything good their going to buy up.

    RedClover
     
  7. ann9787

    ann9787 Registered Member

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    Never check through them for a domain name, use domainit instead. I always suspected godaddy did this type of thing.
     
  8. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    GoDaddy is only good for their domain marketplace. :)
     
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  9. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    its been proven time and time again with them. i have actually heard stories that people have bought domains on godaddy and then gd cancelled the purchase and kept the domain for themselves to resell for more money.
     
  10. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    First SOPA, now this. I've never used Go Daddy and never will, and anyone who asks me, I'll recommend that they do the same!

    NameCheap is the best.
     
  11. Daniel16

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  12. Annah

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    It happened to me also, but in a 12 hour period. I suspected then that they have something running aside. Now I am convinced. Thing is I have most of my things bought with them. Gonna move out soon.
     
  13. Tony Barns

    Tony Barns Regular Member

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    Happened to me a good few times, very annoying.
     
  14. Tentanks

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    Didn't godaddy got busted doing this years ago (when owned by the previous owner)?
     
  15. Artistfume

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    go daddy are Shi*t
     
  16. prima

    prima Registered Member

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    I have already had similar experience with godaddy in past

    Never search domain for names availability on godaddy.
     
  17. SahL

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    This is old news.
     
  18. lostgringos

    lostgringos Senior Member

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    Happened to me too. I am going to pull the plug after seeing this thread. Greedy bastards!
     
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    This is because of their ability for unlimited 'domain tasting' as a registrar. If they stop getting search queries for that domain within a few days, they'll just drop it, and it will be available again. Not new, but not too common on their part either.
     
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  20. powpew

    powpew Regular Member

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    I can confirm they really do this. Happened with 4 domains already!