GoDaddy facts

Niall finds some holes in a GoDaddy press release about blogging. I have a ton of domains with them, but their blog actually scares me a little.

12 thoughts on “GoDaddy facts

  1. Alot of my domains are hosted there and they suggested I used their blog when something happened and I locked myself out of my WordPress. I attempted to use their software and it sucks.

  2. I have all my domains except for my Canadian (.ca) which was not purchased through GoDaddy. I remember someone telling me that GoDaddy was a shady company, but I haven’t found out through personal experiance. They have always worked for me…


  3. LOL.. yes Matt i do understand you.. they are my main domain registrars but sometmes i dont “get” them, however since I’m from Argentina i balme my poor english 😉

    Anyway since they give an outstanding service (even when im 14000 miles away) makes me forget about that and I just avoid Bob’s Blog 😉

  4. The company’s service and price is outstanding, so I just concentrate on that. He does from time-to-time skip the politics and posts about changes in the domain name industry; usually those are worth reading.

  5. Bah.

    A company can say whatever they want. I really only care about the services they provide (and perhaps how they provide those services). In the mean time they can say whatever they want.

    The reality is I don’t care if his blog is the 1st best or the billionth best. I still won’t subscribe to his RSS feed.

  6. Go Daddy doesn’t really have any blogging software that is theirs. They just offer ‘easy installs’ of some fairly popular blogging applications (Serendipity, Nucleus, and some CMS), that’s all. I was using a manual install of Serendipity (the easy installs only install in a subdirectory and can’t be moved to the root unless you do a manual install) until i had a problem with my hosting space. Long story short, I had to restore my hosting and found WordPress. I like it much better and highly recommend it. And I’ve not had any problems using WP on my Go Daddy hosting space. 😉

    Oh, and Bob’s blog is only occassionally interesting. He’s much more interesting in person.

  7. Well, one thing that should probably be taken into account is that a press release can be written by a lot of people in the company (and passed on from one person to the next). I’m not saying that excuses the idiotic comment there, but it might explain it.

    I work at a newspaper, and you’d be surprised what will be written into a press release that has to be edited before ever getting printed. Press releases are typed up by secretaries or people assigned especially for the job and are usually upbeat, sometimes overboard and questionable because of it. But that’s their job–to pump up the company/group. Sometimes it just goes overboard, though.

    Take, for instance, the press release I had to type yesterday (I’m the typist at the newsaper). A woman realtor had taken an online course to learn a bit about the internet and how to use website creation tools to get up on the web; apparently there was also a section about how to “do research using search engines.” Ooh, wow.

    There was a two-page press release for this, about how it was a muchly-coveted certificate that she had received, that it allowed her to be innovative and give more to her clients; that it would put her realtor company at the head of many in the state. It was borderline inaccurate if you know the least bit about the internet, design, and the ease of it all (especially in today’s world of things like WordPress!), but outside the removing of words that make it sound like the paper is endorsing the product/company–and there are plenty of those, usually–you have to keep the release intact. It’s not checked for accuracy outside of the person who sends it, I don’t believe, and since the paper doesn’t write it, it doesn’t have to check up on the accuracy either.

    Chances are, the person who wrote was going off of various information and got confused. At least, that’s my take on it. Still, no real excuse.

  8. Most I know give them ‘satisfactory’ ratings at best. Nobody seems thrilled about them. Lately I’ve been using and have been loving them. UI’s a bit ugly, but other than that, no problems. Prices aren’t as high as some others, but aren’t bargain prices either. They are practical. Seem to be used by most of the big websites these days (yahoo, google, et. al.). Still have some with and netsol, though when that runs out, they are going to as well.

  9. GoDaddy isn’t even “blogfriendly” (or wasn’t when I was hosting there)… they kept blocking pings, trackbacks, and their servers would “timeout” as I was sending in entries. Switching hosting providers away from GoDaddy was the best thing I ever did. The only thing they’re good for is domain name services, and even that is questionable at times.

  10. I have had some experience with GoDaddy, and I would give them high marks for telephonic customer support. The short time I was on hold, the music was way better than most – the Squirrel Nut Zippers I believe. I did not like the number of upsell pages in the purchase path, however.

  11. They screwed up even a domain that JUST uses them as a registrar. They submitted the wrong IPs for a domain’s name servers to the root servers. (This is called “glue” in the lingo of DNS.) I emailed them about it over a week ago, and they STILL haven’t fixed it. Nothing but an automated instant response saying they planned get to it within 24 hours.

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