Why does GoDaddy act like they own the internet?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Captain Awesome, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Captain Awesome macrumors regular

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    Seriously, their support website is actually "www.supportwebsite.com", their HTTPS connections go through "www.secureserver.net". It's as if they think the domain name system is all theirs.

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, tbh: who cares? Not to be mean, but I don't see them all over the internet as if they are owning it.

    Maybe it's because I bought my domain from them for ~$2, or maybe because it's 3AM, but if it's their domain, then they bought it, and then own it.

    Having those domains don't mean they own the internet.

    But I guess I kinda see your point? Ehh...
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Those web sites must not be very good though because I've never come across them in a Google search when trying to troubleshoot things.
     
  4. TodVader macrumors 6502a

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    Godaddy reserves the right to take the domains you bought from them so I would NEVER buy anything there. It can be very disastrous for any company.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Please explain what you mean by this.

    TIA.
     
  6. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Godaddy has the potential to be very bad. And they oversell their services like crazy. You have to go through 3 or 4 pages of "No Thanks" when buying a domain. Then after they send you a verification email, there are a bunch of "deals" on there too. Pathetic.
     
  7. TodVader macrumors 6502a

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    I know someone who did a website that was against the rules at GoDaddy. It was legal but against their rules. Instead of banning him from their hosting, they put a parking page on his domain and just banned him. He never got his domain back, it expired the year after.

    That is the only situation where I saw that but 1 is more than I need to stay very clear of them and carefully read the agreements whenever I buy something as important as a domain.
     
  8. xIGmanIx macrumors 6502a

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    going against the rules is different from them just arbitrarily taking over your website. Its their skin on the line if they are hosting questionable sites.
     
  9. Captain Awesome thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh jeez and I've got like 20 domains with them :rolleyes:

    If they decide they don't like my site (Is it any of their business if I'm not even hosting with them??), they can just take the name and sell it for thousands?
     
  10. TodVader macrumors 6502a

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    If they do what they did to him, they would just put a GoDaddy parking page and let the domain die. You'd have to watch when it expires and hope to get it back.

    I'm not saying that banning them is not ok. It's their hosting, they can host who they want. The domain thought, is NOT ok. It's supposed to be yours and yours only. They can kick you out all they want, but they shouldn't have the right to steal your brand name, whatever rule you broke. If it's against the law, let the judge decide.

    If anyone wants a reliable domain registrar that will not do something like that, use 1&1. Your domains are safe with them. You can point them at any hosting and they are pretty cheap too.
     
  11. Captain Awesome thread starter macrumors regular

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    A friend I know uses name dot com if that's any better.
    I don't use GoDaddy's hosting.
     
  12. TodVader macrumors 6502a

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    I have no idea about the company you named. I used 1&1 domains + hostgator hosting for a couple websites and some of them are hosted on my server.
     
  13. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Here's the thing though, you are not buying the actual domain - you are leasing it for 1 or 2 years. Read the agreement. If you were to actually purchase it, why would you need to renew it? Why would it be so cheap?
     
  14. sawmaster macrumors regular

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    Forget GoDaddy.

    Is network solutions any good? I need a new domain rather then a no-ip.org site.

    I agree. I don't wanna buy a domain for maybe 30 bucks or something and then they decided they want to ban me for a little rule I may have broken.
     
  15. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I did not know that Godaddy can revoke domain name?!

    Where else should one buy their domains from?

    Thanks
     
  16. sal macrumors 6502

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    I think you mean dotster?
     
  17. doox00 macrumors regular

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    I have my domains through enom.com they were registered originally through cheapestregistry.com though.
     
  18. Randman macrumors 65816

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    GoDaddy sucks the sweat off the sack of an old sweaty dude lying in the gutter covered in his rotgut-flavored vomit.
     
  19. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

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    No. I have to administer ~30 domains registered through Network Solutions at work. Five pages of up-sell to click through (and you have to hunt for the varying 'no thanks' or 'continue without' buttons) to renew. Incredibly frustrating.

    We use registeryour.ca for our .ca domains, but while they don't have any up-sell, their site is a bit dodgy looking, and they don't use HTTP/SSL for managing your account (billing does though).

    I think a lot of the shared webhosting companies have much better domain registration systems, prices & policies, so if you need hosting too, go for one of those.
     
  20. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Web hosting companies often do have a better system, price, and policy. However, I run a small web host and would never recommend that customers buy domains through their hosting company. Hosting companies come and go like crazy. They're always merging together, un-merging together, transferring accounts, etc. So unless your hosting company is one you are positive is going to stick around for a long time, I would buy the domain elsewhere. I use namecheap.com but there are plenty of good ones.

    I agree that 1&1 is OK, but when I used to use them, they had no way to transfer a domain to someone else's account (like namecheap and godaddy do).
     
  21. SeanChandler macrumors newbie

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    Use Network Solutions

    In 12+ years of registering domains, I have always had excellent service from Network Solutions.

    The $20 you save per year with other registrars is not worth the risk - I have had domain transfers take months, and have lost one domain for no reason other than the unscrupulous, indifferent and even fraudulent activities of other registrars.

    I agree 100% with all suggestions to separate your domain from your hosting. It's just good practice and can really save your bacon if your web hosting provider starts to act up and you need to move sites.
     
  22. TodVader macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't have said the bolded part better.
     

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