1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Namecheap offers 4.99 transfers after GoDaddy elephant hunt

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by socialmediaking, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. socialmediaking

    socialmediaking Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    237
    Occupation:
    Making The World Mobile
    GoDaddy's CEO has killed an elephant and the company made a terrible PR video for it. Worst idea ever, the internet is a rage, see the controversial video here hxxp://jacquesmattheij.com/How+to+damage+your+brand+in+one+smooth+shot+Way+to+GoDaddy

    So now in response, NameCheap is offering $4.99 transfers for the next 24 hours with code BYEBYEGD. I am transferring, there is a limit of 10 names though.

     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  2. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,865
    Likes Received:
    669
    Location:
    123.456.789.012.345.678.901.234.567
    Home Page:
    Hey!!! Dollar rain for namecheap. They will finish godaddy with their coupon code
     
  3. Maruk

    Maruk Power Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    562
    Likes Received:
    898
    Home Page:
    Nice, very nice. I actually love it and I am somewhat proud they jumped on this because it should be a very effective way to steal business from GD.

    I hope they publish results haha!
     
  4. locknload

    locknload Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks for the post. Killing any animal looks ugly, but why did they post the video? I am not going to be giving up meat anytime... ever!

    Nice maneuver for Name Cheap though, it will be nice when they get hot models to advertise for them without raising the price of course.
     
  5. smartalex4

    smartalex4 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    57
    Thanks.....I made good use of this! :)
     
  6. XoC--

    XoC-- Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    113
    Even if this is actually completely true, posting a video is probably one of the most disrespectful things you can do and also promotes this kind of bad behaviour.

    - Sorry to get off topic
     
  7. ahiddenman

    ahiddenman Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,647
    Likes Received:
    2,087
    Location:
    204.15.23.255
    I transferred 12 domains over last night. I prefer Namecheap as the support is better and you get free WHOIS :D
     
  8. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,021
    Likes Received:
    3,353
    Location:
    ?¿?
    Home Page:
    wtf they charge you anything to transfer? I've sold sites before and didn't have to pay money to transfer the domain from one host to another, just unlock it and do a request then verify...

    They WANT your domain with them because like 99% of people will auto reg it for years to come...
     
  9. vision2003

    vision2003 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2009
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    84
    Nice deal. Transfering 2 of my domains. Just a note to those who want to transfer - your domains need to be at least 60 days old and unlocked or you won't be able to transfer them...