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Possible GoDaddy Scam?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by prophecyprojekt, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. prophecyprojekt

    prophecyprojekt Regular Member

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    GoDaddy is the worst of the worst of the worst but they are also huge scammers. They spend more time trying to figure out more ways to limit their customers than they do focusing on providing solid hosting services.

    Through myself and my clients I am noticing a strange series of events where they are being infected with Malware, my site got flagged for "oversending email" (I send about 5 a day and checked all of my accounts just now) and issues with "overusing shared server resources."

    The common denominator is however, in each of these scenarios they are trying to push their Site Lock service on us.

    Anyone else experiencing the same? I really hate these guys and the only reason I am still with them is because I prepaid for an entire year, only 4 months left.
     
  2. Alive and Kicking

    Alive and Kicking Registered Member

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    all I ever see is godaddy scam godaddy sucks, what the flip happened to them not a good direction thier heading no siree

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    alivebutnotlikegodaddy
     
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  3. Zenax

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    No lie im on the phone on hold with them right this second. i have been paying for resource package level 3, yet they have only been giving me level 1, no wonder my customers have been saying my site is running slow.

    this is only issue i have had with them though, apart from that i would say they are pretty decent.
     
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  4. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    LOL

    GoDaddy is a legit company.

    Come on...

    Stop buying $1 hosting and expecting the world.

    You get what you pay for...
     
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  5. ziplack

    ziplack Supreme Member

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    who host websites on godaddy anyway ?
     
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  6. prophecyprojekt

    prophecyprojekt Regular Member

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    Crappy hosting is one thing. Sneaky methods to try and trick your customers to make more money is another.
     
  7. ziplack

    ziplack Supreme Member

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    move the hell out
    theres a lot of horror stories with godaddy hosting
    check the bst section for a better hosting
     
  8. prophecyprojekt

    prophecyprojekt Regular Member

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    I am already spreading myself out to Namecheap, Hostwinds (my favorite so far), A Small Orange and Hostgator. I just wanted to see if other people felt like GoDaddy was trying to persuade them into signing up for SiteLock using questionable methods.
     
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    Star Anise Registered Member

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    I have a few domains with Godaddy and sometimes i feel like the price increases every year.
     
  10. Hawkster

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    For how long have they been giving you level one after you piad for level 3?

    I should check mine actually, its level one but for some reason im sure i paid for higher level in the past, never bothered about it until now, i have 4 sites now where i only had one when i started using them

     
  11. Zenax

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    The reason i like them is because of the number of discount codes they have out there. I picked up 6 dot com domains for just $0.99 each last week, and everytime you call support they email you a discount code for 30% off your next order.

    maybe im the only one who likes them haha
     
  12. Zenax

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    It had been only 1 month, its fixed now and they have given me 3 months extra free of level 3 resource.
     
  13. axcer

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    I only buy domain from them not hosting.
    As much as I've heard, Godaddy sucks in everything except domain.
     
  14. bartosimpsonio

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    I don't trust Godaddy, I don't buy anything from them, I don't like their "customer service", I don't like their marketing and that bullshit their owner posts on his blog.

    So? I'm a free man. I buy from their competitors. I suggest you do the same.
     
  15. ziplack

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    godaddy for domains for 2 bucks its ok for me
    hosting elsewhere
     
  16. cerulean

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    Have bought and used domains, hosting and SSL-certificates without any big problems so far. Definately worth the pricing imo
     
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    I use Namecheap for several months. So far no problem.
     
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    Godaddy stole my credit card information. You Payment information is not safe with them. I have explained my whole nightmare here. Do not compromise your payment information with those crooks!!
    godaddythievesdotblogspotdotcom
     
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    I just read this and the charge was to zappos. Zappos is one of those places where organized hackers who sell/steal CCs will make a small charge to see if you're paying attention. If you don't do anything, you get hit with a huge charge. It also doesn't make sense that someone from GoDaddy would steal your card and then charge to GoDaddy. You should probably be smart about it and get a new CC.