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random rant about godaddy

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MarketerMac, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. MarketerMac

    MarketerMac Regular Member

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    ok, so they have cheap domains. and i love that.

    I've read tons of problems about their service but never experienced one.

    BUT - every time I login to my godaddy accounts to manage my domains, it always takes me to the account overview page, and then when I click on mange my domains it opens in a new window.

    I know, I know, not the end of the world. But does this piss anyone else off too? I mean to close a tab takes two seconds. I've own 589 domains, and I've owned a lot more over the years. 2 seconds per each domain per time I go to make changes to them.

    Honestly, it's a really minor thing. I was just hoping that someday a godaddy employee might read this and make the suggestion that NOTHING opens in a new window on their website. If I wanted it to open in a new window I would have used the control key. K, thx.

    //end rant
     
  2. agente808

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    I personally find their control panel almost unusable it's such a pain in the @## - there are completely different sections to control domains, dns, hosting, etc - no consistency of UI at all + godaddy sucks...
    I pretty much refuse to work with clients who use godaddy or yahoo

    why continue to torture yourself?
    they do have cheap domains - and you pay for it with your time
    -if you are buying a lot of domains you may be better off with a discount reseller account with enom or one of those...
     
  3. MarketerMac

    MarketerMac Regular Member

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    bad habits die hard I guess. I just never gave anyone else a chance.

    while we're at it why not turn this thread into something useful - if you've got a decent amount of domains (lets say 100+) who do you register with who has a decent control panel, doesn't try to sell you 5000 things you have no desire for, and has decent pricing?

    If an enom reseller could get me throw away .info's for the same rates as godaddy's specials (<$0.70) I'd be all over it. However, to be frank, their pricing sucks for the investment required:
    http://www.enom.com/pricing.asp

    Spending $1500 just to be setup to buy domains for what I can already buy them for? Unless I'm missing something, I just can't see the benefit to one of those accounts. Surely there is a registrar out there that has a better control panel then godaddy and competitive pricing to boot.
     
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  4. angrish10

    angrish10 Junior Member

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    I second that...i find my Bandwidth getting raped while accesing my Domain Manager panel of GoDaddy.

    Guys, the first time i heard about Godaddy(some years back)..i presumed it to be an Porn site(screwing teenage mentality):D
     
  5. agente808

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    ahhh... the .infos - yeah, godaddy has a stranglehold price on those
    I was thinking more for .com

    well - these aren't as cheap, but:

    .info
    dynadot $5.75
    namecheap $2.99

    - and look for specials, the prices probably go up and down...
     
  6. agente808

    agente808 Regular Member

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    http://www.resellerclub.com
    .info $5.99
    .in $1.89 (until 29th of January, 2010)
    .biz $3.99 (until 12th of February, 2010)

    ---pretty cheap and they're not .info - even better

    ---- and they offer free privacy protection with every domain name

    ok, I signed up with them... free to sign up, $199 required to fund the account (usable towards domain purchases) - so this is really worth it if you are going to buy 50 .biz domains, otherwise, you'd have to do the math to see if it's worth it to you.
     
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  7. SSL9000J

    SSL9000J Regular Member

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    GoDaddy is the Wal-Mart of domains / hosting. Cheap prices, but not always the quickest place to find what you want and move on.
     
  8. linkme

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    And they take a site down with pretty much any complaint :p

    if your sites are wh then they are fine otherwise be ready to pay for the release of your domains
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  9. angelas111

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    i have 1 &1. my friend has godaddy. i am used to installing wordpress and all that shit manually and godaddy is supposed to be easier because it has 1 click wordpress installation. i find their user interface sucks and is very confusing. i am by no means a noob and we had to call customer service like 3 times because their setup makes no sense. it took me like 2 hours to be able to install wordpress. plus i hate all the freakin upsells when you buy something. 1& 1 might not be the best but it works for me.
     
  10. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    Ipower is where I USED TO ( 2004 - 2008 ) reg all my domains
    and still have over 300 hundred there.

    About a year ago (?) the reset EVERY SINGLE F'N PASSWORD.

    EVERY F**KING ONE.

    SUPERVISOR:
    "sir we felt there may have been a dangerous exploit"

    ME:
    "BULL SH*T - You send an email and let me decide that
    for my $5,000 I pay you every year for reg & privacy.

    The fact is, one of your network admins BOTCHED a
    migration to a new platform. This is a flat-out lie"

    SUPERVISOR:
    "no sir, we rally proactively addressed a hack threat"

    ME:
    Are you sure?

    SUPERVISOR:
    Yes.

    ME:
    So you are personally aware of the threat?

    SUPERVISOR:
    Yes,Sir, I am.

    ME:
    Great. What was the threat. exactly?- that threat that you are
    personally aware of?

    SUPERVISOR:
    I can't disclose that for security reasons, Sir.

    ME:
    If that is true, then the threat is still ongoing, right?

    SUPERVISOR:
    No, Sir, it has been dealt with.

    ME:
    Ok ... tell you what ... you use the same platform as many other
    registrars. If they have not addressed the SAME ISSUE, then you
    either are lying to me or they have an ongoing security risk
    OR they dealt with it without a network-wide password reset.

    Which do you think it is?

    ( Call gets disconnected )

    I send an mp3 of the call to management.
    I ask for complete disclosure or a $1,000 credit for my inconvenience.

    I am ignored for 4 days.

    I then send an email request to unlock 300 + domains.
    ( for those who don't know, you do that before transferring
    to another registrar - they know they are about to lose
    $100,000 of business over the next 20 years.

    I get a nice email within 3 hours saying how sorry they are
    and an offer of a $500 credit.

    I reminded them of my request for $1,000

    They gave me $800 ( boo-hoo explanation of how their
    margin on domains is so low boo-hoo and they don't
    earn enough on the domain privacy ( uh - it's all profit )
    to be blah-blah-blah .... anyway, I accepted
    and a direct phone number for their Tier 2 ( lol tucows )

    Bottom line: You can get better treatment if you ask.