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Why is GoDaddy so unpopular and what are the CHEAPEST alternatives?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ecdw94, Jun 26, 2016.

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Hosting with Free domain or 0,99$ domain on GoDaddy

  1. Godaddy

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  2. Namecheap

    13 vote(s)
    68.4%
  3. SiteGround

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  4. BlueHost

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
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  1. ecdw94

    ecdw94 Newbie

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    So, I apologize if this is the wrong place to post, for the years being registered here I think I never ever posted anything here before.

    So my question is WHY is GoDaddy so unpopular and why do people everywhere say to stop using that *Crap*?
    Is 0,99$ .com domain with a coupon really so bad?
    What are the cheapest ways to get a .com domain and hosting?
    I found a place to host my site for 3,95$ a month and a free Domain for a year.
    Does anyone recommend it ?
    this is what they offer for 3.95$ a month>>

    • Free Domain Name
    • Free Website Builder
    • cPanel & SSH Access
    • Free Setup & Transfer
    • 24/7 Technical Support
    • SSD Storage
    • Free Daily Backup
    • 30 Days Money Back
    • Unlimited Traffic, Emails, DBs
    • HTTP/2 Enabled Servers
    • Free Let's Encrypt SSLs
    • Free CloudFlare CDN

      I'm about to buy a domain for the first time in my life and I wanna do this > http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/easy-100-a-day-perfect-for-noobs.359445/


      Well my initial question... 0,99$ for a .com domain sounds really good... but everyone says never ever buy from goDaddy... some people apperantly had problems with it.

      Thanks in advance.

     
  2. ecdw94

    ecdw94 Newbie

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    Or should I rather get WordPress? I know a site with free top WordPress Themes..
     
  3. LatteGrande

    LatteGrande Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Namesilo is a good option for cheap domains. While Namecheap is the alternative.
     
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    001 Newbie

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    Godaddy is unpopular for webhosting, for domains it's... normal, i mean, you just buy a domain that can't be good or bad... But stay away form the web hosting.
     
  5. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I only use Namesilo. I've used up all the godaddy coupons and don't use them for their regular price as renewal price is overpriced and they aren't supportive of a free internet.
     
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    jimbob2888 Newbie

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    Godaddy has, in its various iterations, been deceptive in its checkout practice; requiring a focused eye to prevent signing up for things you did not want. Today, there are approximately 40 screens (no exaggeration) you must navigate, and select the NO option, before actually paying for what you want. It is quite possibly the most irritating interface ever perpetrated on the public.
     
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    bharoso Newbie

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    I prefer namecheap.
     
  8. lebsta

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    Namecheap has done me good many times
     
  9. toxic08

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    For Domains :

    GoDaddy isn't bad for domains, I also have domains in Namecheap (I kinda dislike them because they cheat their black and cybermonday deals), I have the most in NameSilo.

    If you want registrar with no bullshit - NameSilo
    If you want fast and cheap domain - NameCheap and GoDaddy with coupons or 1and1 for 0.99 for first .com domain, just be sure to use incognito or proxy and new email for 1and1.

    For hosting :

    I usually hunt non-EIG acquired hosting. StableHost, CrocWeb, MDD and HawkHost gaves me the best uptime and support out there.

    I'm currently using HawkHost - their lowest tier have unlimited domain, cpanel Let's Encrypt SSL and cloudflare setup.

    Golden Rule:

    Don't host your domain and hosting in same provider
     
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  10. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    It depends on what your needs are. If you want $1 domains to test the waters first and are short on budget or if you want to keep costs low while purchasing domains in bulk for any churn & burn methods (you will have to go all the way blackhat though to do that as Godaddy doesn't allow more than $1 coupon anymore per account), then Godaddy is perfect. There is no hassle involved with buying & managing domains, it's pretty simple - register an account, buy a domain, change the nameservers and wait 24-72 hours for domain propagation to happen and that's it. The only thing you need to watch out for is not to blindly press "next" in every step during the buying process, those little cunts want you to overspend by buying useless add-ons. Remove each other item they automatically put you in cart (except the domain of course) and review your total order and price before paying.

    If you want to purchase domains for long-term use and you know you are going to need the domains for more than 1 year, then go with Namesilo or InternetBS. They have cheap prices at $9/year per domain with privacy included if you need it. Namecheap is also good, but the privacy is only free for the first year.

    Whatever you do, STAY AWAY from Godaddy if you want to buy hosting. And you better stay away from EIG hosting companies as well, which means no Bluehost or Hostgator. Do yourself a favor and buy SSD hosting either from reputable companies (search for reviews on BHW and Webhostingtalk) or hosting services that advertise on BHW's marketplace.
     
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    I purchased my domain through namecheap few months ago and no problems yet.Now i am thinking to use it for hosting and i hope it will work good there also. So i would recommend namecheap for domain hosting both.
     
  12. starki

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    Namesilo is awesome, they don't offer many different TLDs, but if you are going for CNOBI, they are certainly the best choice. No fuzz, clean interface, free privacy, no shitty upsells, 2FA. I love them, too.

    @ecdw94: Godday is only good for people who want cheap domains and know they won't renew them. Godaddy's business model is simple: Lure people in with cheap registrations, then make them pay a lot long term. Bomb them with ads, upsells. Charge something for every additional service other registrars offer for free (like privacy for a ridiculous $7.99), plus expensive renewals.
     
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    Right now I'm using namecheap, but next year I'll probably be transferring my domains to Namesilo. I have plans to buy a couple of domains through them.

    For hosting I use Stablehost. Again, that's likely to change soon. I'm going with a VPS. Still shopping around on that front. I actually really, REALLY like Stablehost. But I can get a VPS for the same amount I'm paying for shared hosting. So I'm gonna go with a VPS.

    When I first got into IM I used GoDaddy. It was recommended by everyone. I was new and I didn't know any better, so I just bought all my domains from them. Everyone else is doing it. It must be great, right?

    But then when it came time to renew, prices shot up like crazy. Plus the upsells and the constant ads. I felt like I was interacting with a guru on WF. OTO1, OTO2, OTO3, OTO4, OTO5...

    So GoDaddy and I parted ways. And I will never use them again. I've got way too many options. I'm surprised other people still use them. They suck.
     
  14. thambiman

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    i have heaps of domains with godaddy and have hosting with bluehost too..
    All good !! works for me
     
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    They ding you with stupid fees, and upsells, etc. They are for people who know nothing about websites, like small business owners.

    I don't use them because of other things they do. For example, backordering on GoDaddy, they charge you upfront, before they get the domain. So if they don't get it, you still pay. Just ridiculous.
     
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    Godaddy is good for domains, but their hosting sucks.

    They've stopped giving away $0.99 coupons to existing customers. They're only for new customers now.

    Unfortunately, their renewals are more expensive than in other registrars. That's why I prefer Namecheap now.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Before one of my clients hired me, they were upsold by GoDaddy for some "business-class" package some rep told them they needed that included a bunch of features they didn't actually need (e.g., infinte emails accounts. The business only had 3 employees!).
     
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    I have used Namesilo and Namecheap for a while. Namesilo's 2 factor authentication is great and so is their free WHOIS protection, bulk edit etc seems to work. It is next best standard prices on .com. Namecheap's prices are good compared to most and their support is friendly and most often fast and correct in their answers.
     
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    Namecheap is best ever and very affordable.
     
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    Namesilo is the best alternative for Godaddy because they dont have hiddent charges as Godaddy.They offer offer a .com domain for 8.99$ with protection.