I no longer have any domains registered with GoDaddy, but after Breana left a comment to an old post, detailing her woes with their hosting and domain selling, I decided to do a link roundup of all the posts in which I complained about GoDaddy, and so did several commenters. They’re still very popular, especially with people who are new to this stuff, and I believe in spreading the word, good or bad, about companies.
- But who will protect my domain from GoDaddy? Details my original scuffle with them, in which I had updated my email address with them, but not separately with their parent company (had no idea this was required; would have done it had I known), and to change the expired email I had to fax (unsecured!) my driver’s license to them, which I was not willing to do. I mean, that license has everything an identity theft needs, and I don’t know for sure who’s going to see it. For this I was forced to renew with them.
- GoDaddy sucks more than I thought: What happened after the renewal period was up? Oh, they found another excuse to hold onto the domain. Read Breana’s story there, too.
- GoDaddy refund: After reading the above posts, they decided to send me a refund. But how many others have they done this to?
If you’re wondering who I buy domains with: NameCheap! Can’t say I’ve ever had a problem with them (except for some weirdness in the control panel one time, but that got resolved and never happened again), and now they’re the only one I use. No, they’re not paying me to say that – don’t even have an affiliate program that I know of. I recommend NameCheap to everyone who asks me, particularly newbies.