GoDaddy Apologizes

.me dot me godaddy fiascoI 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.

5 Replies to “GoDaddy Apologizes”

  1. I've been with GoDaddy hosting for 2 years now and they've been great. Server uptime has been 99.8% and speeds are incredible. Rarely have I used their support system, when I do response times vary from 1 – 7 hours which is great.

  2. At least they are calling. I registerd 3 .Me Domains yesterday with no problem. I have not recived a error letter or a call so I am pleased so far plus I saved $5 on each domain when i used promo code CHH 2 at check out. Its nice to know they are calling but i guess it still sucks for the people who lost their hope happiness yesterday.

  3. That’s pretty cool of them. Yahoo recently tripled the annual price of parking a domain with them. Then they stopped answering their phones. (You actually get hung up on when you call to talk to someone about your domain.) Now I have to move each one of my dozens of domains individually.

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