I wasn’t expecting to regain my faith in GoDaddy by attempting to use them to pick up a few .me domains yesterday but it’s interesting to note that suddenly — despite having provided erratic and questionable service in the past with little or no recourse — the company has raised the red flag and today appears to be calling each and every failed .me registrar individually (listen to the audio):
Only a week ago, I was shocked to find that I couldn’t register a .tv domain thru GoDaddy because the site’s use of Silverlight crashed my FireFox Browser, and I’ve long been appalled by their archaic control panel and hosting modules, which I used and quickly ditched years ago (for Bluehost) but appear to be the same. I mean, c’mon, even Evite is finally updating its UI. If you’re looking for a good, reasonably priced registrar for .me names, I recommend Gandi.net — which offers a rather transparent and straightforward signup process (based in France) and only a few dollars more than GoDaddy.
I sure hope not. I’m not-so-patiently waiting to process my order and have been for about 30 minutes now. Have I reason to worry? Well, it was not so long ago that a VP at GoDaddy was caught bidding against prospective buyers of highly-desired domain names on GoDaddy’s own auction site. Don’t let me down again, GoDaddy.
UPDATE: Order finally went through via Safari browser. I’ll be a little late to work though, so excuse.me, sue.me, and dew.me cause it’s all about me.meme.me
UPDATE 2: An hour later I found out that all six of my “registrations” FAILED.
Not three months after midwiving the The Schwaggin’ Wagon, today we’re proud to announce it’s grand return. We’ll be taking to West LA and Santa Monica tonight and Friday night for Twiistup 4 and SummerMash LA, where we’ll be collecting unwanted schwag and discussing/powwowing/brainstorming new, resourceful ways to be sustainable and green in the world of tech/media/PR with the world.
If you’re at either of these events, please stop by and say hi — and feel free to drop off any and all unwanted tshirts/pens/keychains etc that you’ve accumulated in your closet. Special thanks to sponsors Eco-Limo, Jambase, and GeoGraffiti.