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“I found negative reviews for 1 & 1, Namecheap, GoDaddy, and just about every other big registrar. Everybody hated one and recommended another. Made me think of the FTC guides regarding endorsements. Seemed like Organized Endorsements without any Disclosure of Connections.” -Victor Musch
Product Owner: GoDaddy
$12.99 $8.99 for the first year, $14.99 $9.99 for each year after that.
Buyer Experience: 79/100
User Experience: 100/100
Overall Rating: 93/100
After reading a ton of reviews, including all GoDaddy Domain Registration Reviews, I didn’t know what to think. I tried to focus on the things that didn’t seem like gossip or intend to invoke some kind of emotion from me. I like controversy (doesn’t everyone?) but I try to stay centered when I’m reviewing a product or service for you.
I learned that GoDaddy includes features like virus and spam protection, calendaring, online storage, and webmail, including PDA, handheld and light versions.
Also, they have their own data centers secured, staffed and operated 24/7, 7 days a week, located here in the United States of America, Europe and Asia, respectively.
My first impression was shock at the online community, but of course, I always think for myself. After looking into it, I was able to debunk the rumors and find the truths.
Except for the rumors about one thing, the upsells. Those complaints I understand. Not everyone needs all the extras – but GoDaddy sure acts like you do!
Yes, GoDaddy throws in the best stuff. That’s pretty well known. I like that. Also, the special offer I have for you through CJ makes it even sweeter.
I do get a couple bucks for every person who follows my links, however, you will end up paying $14.99 per year after your promo rate, so you can click right here or use one of the other special links on my page to avoid that.
Be aware, my review assumes you are going to use this promotion. It’s the best performing deal to date but it’s not popular with other publishers like me. (Hint: Good deals mean less commissions. Hint hint.)
Aside from the upsells, the experience was very good, and for that, I give GoDaddy a 79/100 for the Buyer Experience. Good job, but easy on the upsells guys.
One of the rumors I heard was that GoDaddy will purchase your domain name if you search for it and don’t purchase it right away. Then I read that 1 & 1 does that. Then I read the Namecheap does that. Finally, I read that browsers track incorrectly typed URLs and purchase them.
I know for a fact that is not true. Here’s my experience with that.
Being the Internet Manager of a Real Estate company as well as the Creative Director of a Web company, I’ve purchased a few domain names. In fact, I registered my first domain name when I was 12.
Mark has been researching domain name availability on GoDaddy. I told him about the rumors. This was just last week. He was doing that without me and I almost fancied that it would jump up and bite us in the butt.
Nope. They were all still available. We purchased the four we needed, I’ve built them out and they are live. End of story if you ask me.
Looking up and buying your domain names is super simple and you can also elect to purchase every technical and security related feature known to mankind through GoDaddy. After all, they are the biggest and best, and for that, I give GoDaddy a 100/100 for user experience.
You really DON’T steal our domain names out from under us? I feel kind of silly for entertaining that thought.
GoDaddy provides the best value – period. I’ve read everything there is to read out there, and the one thing that justifies them having the highest prices, except when you use these links (they become a little cheaper than Namecheap – my 2nd favorite registrar) isn’t that they give you free virus and spam protection, calendaring, online storage, and webmail. It’s the customer service.
They have American call centers with super nice people who answer promptly and treat you with respect and actually make you smile. It blew me away.
You will remember this part of my review, if any, when you have to give them a call some day. You will see why I like GoDaddy so much.
Yes, they have awesome data centers that are state of the art and secure, and my nerdy side likes that best, but I’m a sucker for good people. GoDaddy technical support and customer support are really good people.
With this promotion, even if you don’t need all the freebies and you just want the cheapest option, you’re all set, and for that, the customer service, and the data centers, I give GoDaddy a 100/100.
(Disclaimer: I do not recommend GoDaddy if you go directly through their website. You will pay 50% more for each year after the first. I recommend that you click right here.)
GoDaddy is the biggest and best and now I know why. Check them out!
Don’t want to take my word on pricing, go to their website and check it out. Then, come back here and use the links. Presto! Then leave a comment because I’m so awesome! (For more details click here.)