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Hostgator - misleading cart balance w/ coupons

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by fuzion, Jul 23, 2009.

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  1. fuzion

    fuzion Newbie

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    You've probably seen fake hostgator reviews with websitemag coupons offering free domain and hosting for $25... don't do it.
    The total for a domain ($15) and baby hosting ($9.95) is only $24.95 and processes without charging you anything when you use that coupon and choose paypal, HOWEVER, you'll get an email later:

    And when you reply to the ticket:
    Despite the SUPER MISLEADING cart balance at checkout:
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    Now, aside from that shit, they still haven't acquired my domain, and I'm thinking about getting it thru godaddy with one of the codes floating around here, then just pointing it to hg for the next month or whatever... I'm not spending $15 on a domain though.


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    Yeah, I asked about this on live chat before I bought it. They told me it wouldn't be an issue, but I didn't save a log.
     
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  2. pyronaut

    pyronaut Executive VIP

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    From my experience. I never want to get domains with my webhost anyway. I like all my domains in one central place. Hosting has downtime, and when you realise that its shit hosting for what your paying for. Then you can go elsewhere with them not holding your domains.

    Doesnt really help with your situation. But take it as a sign that you dont want to do it anyway :)
     
  3. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    exactly....if you deal with alot of domains and sites, you should have some sort of a wholesale or reseller account at a registrar anyway :)
     
  4. fuzion

    fuzion Newbie

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    added a followup

    pyronaut, tonlilaz, good advice.. i think i'll just have my domains thru godaddy from now on