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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cutekid1, May 15, 2013.

  1. cutekid1

    cutekid1 Regular Member

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    Here are also some things in history.

    [h=3]Verisign Lawsuit[/h] In 2002, Go Daddy sued VeriSign for domain slamming[SUP][92][/SUP] and again in 2003 over its Site Finder service.[SUP][93][/SUP] This latter suit caused controversy over VeriSign's role as the sole maintainer of the .com and the .net top-level domains. VeriSign shut down Site Finder after receiving a letter from ICANN ordering it to comply with a request to disable the service.[SUP][94][/SUP] In 2006, Go Daddy was sued by Web.com for patent infringement.[SUP][95][/SUP][SUP][96][/SUP]
    [h=3]Suspension of Seclists.org[/h] On January 24, 2007, Go Daddy deactivated the domain of computer security site Seclists.org, taking 250,000 pages of security content offline.[SUP][97][/SUP] The shutdown resulted from a complaint from MySpace to Go Daddy regarding 56,000 user names and passwords posted a week earlier to the full-disclosure mailing list and archived on the Seclists.org site as well as many other websites. Seclists.org administrator Gordon Lyon, who goes by the handle "Fyodor", provided logs to CNET News.com showing Go Daddy de-activated the domain 52 seconds after leaving him a voicemail and he had to go to great lengths to get the site reactivated. Go Daddy general counsel Christine Jones stated that Go Daddy's terms of service "reserves the right to terminate your access to the services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever."[SUP][98][/SUP] The site seclists.org is now hosted with Linode. The suspension of seclists.org led Lyon to create NoDaddy.com,[SUP][99][/SUP] a consumer activist website where dissatisfied Go Daddy customers and whistleblowers from Go Daddy's staff share their experiences.[SUP][100][/SUP][SUP][101][/SUP] The No Daddy domain has since been sold to Go Daddy.[SUP][45][/SUP][SUP][102][/SUP]
    [h=3]Go Daddy buys No Daddy[/h] See also the above section, "Suspension of Seclists.org".
    On July 12, 2011, an article in the The Register reported that, shortly after Bob Parsons' sale of Go Daddy, the company purchased gripe site No Daddy. The site had returned a top 5 result on Google for a search for Go Daddy.[SUP][103][/SUP]
    [h=3]Deletion of FamilyAlbum.com[/h] On December 19, 2006, Go Daddy received a third party complaint of invalid domain contact information in the WHOIS database for the domain FamilyAlbum.com.[SUP][104][/SUP] Go Daddy wrote a letter to the owner of FamilyAlbum.com saying, "Whenever we receive a complaint, we are required by ICANN regulations to initiate an investigation as to whether the contact data displaying in the WHOIS database is valid data or not...[SUP][104][/SUP] On 12/19/2006 we sent a notice to you at the admin/tech contact email address and the account email address informing you of invalid data in breach of the domain registration agreement and advising you to update the information or risk cancellation of the domain. The contact information was not updated within the specified period of time and we canceled the domain."[SUP][104][/SUP] The editor of "Domain Name Wire" said that since domain names are valuable it was reasonable to expect that the registrar would try to contact the domain owner by phone or postal mail.[SUP][104][/SUP] On February 28, 2007, Go Daddy offered to get the domain name back for the previous owner if he would indemnify Go Daddy from legal action by the new registrant.[SUP][105][/SUP] Go Daddy stated that the new owner paid $18.99 for the domain, the price of a backorder, not a regular registration.[SUP][105][/SUP] On November 2, 2007, Domain Name Wire reported that it appears that Go Daddy no longer cancels domains for invalid WHOIS.[SUP][106][/SUP] The editor on Domain Name Wire received a message from a reader who is trying to acquire a domain with obviously false WHOIS information.[SUP][106][/SUP] The message from Go Daddy said, "The domain has been suspended due to invalid WHOIS. The domain will remain in suspension through expiration, including the registry's redemption period, unless the owner updates the contact information before that time."[SUP][106][/SUP]
    [h=3]Shutdown of RateMyCop.com[/h] On March 11, 2008, Go Daddy shut down RateMyCop.com — a RateMyProfessors-type site where people would comment on their interactions with law enforcement officers. Some reports said there have been complaints from police. A Go Daddy spokesperson said, "Basically, he was paying for compact car, when he really needed a semi-truck."[SUP][107][/SUP] The registrar for the name, Name.com, continued to allow the DNS to resolve, and is now hosted at Lunarpages. Go Daddy stated the reason for shutting down the Web site had nothing to do with censorship or complaints but that the site was receiving too many simultaneous connections.[SUP][108][/SUP] In 2006, Go Daddy locked access to the Irish Web site RateYourSolicitor.com after the Irish high court issued an order to remove offensive material about a barrister from the site.[SUP][109][/SUP]
    [h=3]China domains[/h] In March 2010, Go Daddy stopped registering .cn domains (China) due to the high amount of personal information that is required to register in that country. Some called it a public relations campaign, since it closely followed Google's revolt in China.[SUP][110][/SUP]
    [h=3]Animal rights[/h] In 2011, animal rights groups including PETA complained[SUP][111][/SUP] when a video of Bob Parsons shooting and killing an elephant at night in Zimbabwe was made by Parsons and posted on his personal blog.[SUP][112][/SUP] In response, Parsons stated "The tribal authorities request that I and others like me, patrol the fields before and during the harvest".[SUP][113][/SUP][SUP][114][/SUP][SUP][115][/SUP] PETA said they would be closing their account with Go Daddy.[SUP][116][/SUP]
     
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    I've always had problems with Godaddy. Back when RegisterFly was going out of business, they transferred all of my domains to Godaddy. After a year or so of manipulative pricing and trying to force addons that I didn't need, I decided to move to NameCheap. Of course, I knew that wouldn't go smoothly. Godaddy tried to block the majority of my domains due to some TOS statement about privacy and protection. I called and spoke with countless representatives, all of which told me I couldn't move certain domains for up to a year, or whatever the time frame was. I ended up having to file a complaint via ICANN. Once that occurred, I remember receiving a lovely call on a Sunday morning from Godaddy telling me that they would have all of my domains unlocked and ready for transfer that afternoon. I've never been back since. Perhaps my story is a coincidence, maybe not. I've just always had trouble with Godaddy.
     
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  4. infoJunkie

    infoJunkie Registered Member

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    godaddy sucks
     
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    #7 is the worst.
     
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  7. rsdization

    rsdization BANNED BANNED

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    GoDaddy seems Good , i will need to know more about godaddy
     
  8. bmills

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    I have one problem with godaddy: they try to upsell like crazy. It makes the UI very hard to read and it really is a turnoff. Therefore I use namecheap. Would you guys say namecheap is the best and cheapest?
     
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    badut jenaka Regular Member

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    Never had problems with gddy, yet. but i stop using their service just because they are so "discriminate" with their "promo code". I just feel they put "3rd world countries" customers as "3rd grade" customers.
     
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    Most registrars are crazy about upselling crap. Happens 2 or 3 times a year that I am not aware of an addon purchase. So far my best experience is with Moniker.
     
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    My favourites are name.com and name cheap...u get free who is with them

    Go daddy is mainly for tadnm
     
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    dudemike Power Member

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    ive been using godaddy gor many years and never had problems, and support was always pretty good. to many haters out there
     
  13. perfectgirls.net

    perfectgirls.net Newbie

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    Godaddy's gotten much better in recent years. It does blow my mind how terrible their UI is with how massive a company they are...