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I hate Godaddy

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

For like 4 days i’m having problems registering Domain Names with godaddy, it always returns me that ‘Unable to Process’ error whenever i waste my time following their registrations steps full of scam techniques. That error always appears in the end, after i processed registered a cycling bill with paypal, i have more than 8 cycling bill cancelled just because i want to register a domain name and i’m not able to do it.

So because i get 8 times that ‘ Unable to Process ‘ (error?) issue, i finally decide myself to contact for the first time godaddy to know what’s going on.

It is a bit like Paypal, they never answer directly to the questions you asked (if you send them an e-mail), but they use an automated answer email software. In their email they ask me to take screenshots of my issue like i am nuts and doesn’t know how to use a computers:

Dear XXX,

Thank you for contacting Online Support.

Please try once more to register the domain names, and make sure that your billing information is correct and that the billing methods being entered are valid and able to be billed. If you encounter the same error, please take a screenshot of it using these instructions:

How to Capture a Screen Shot in Windows:

The term screen shot refers to “grabbing” a still image of the contents of your computer monitor that can be saved as a graphic file and printed, faxed, or emailed.

Screen shots are very helpful in explaining what you are seeing on your computer when working with customer support. It is often easier for you and for the support representative if you take a screen shot of what you are seeing and simply send it in.

Here is a quick step by step on how to do it:

In Windows, taking a screenshot is done by pressing the Print Screen key on your keyboard. On most standard keyboards, it is found to the right of the F12 key in the upper right hand portion of the keyboard. When this key is pressed, Windows takes a snapshot of the current contents of the screen and saves it to the Windows Clipboard.

If you want to take a screenshot of just the active window, make sure to click once on the window you are working with, then hold down the Alt key and press Print Screen. This will send the contents of the active window to the Clipboard.

You will then need to save the image to an image editor. You can use any software that you feel comfortable with. If you don’t have an image editor, you can find Microsoft Paint installed on almost every computer that runs Windows. It is usually available from the Start menu by clicking START, Programs, Accessories, Paint.

Once you’ve opened your image editor, click on the Edit menu and choose Paste. The Screen Shot will be dropped into the image editor for you to save. Click on the File menu, and then choose Save to save it as a file in the graphics format of your choice. The best file type to use for saving screenshots is .jpg (if your software allows it).

Now that you have the file saved, you can attach it to an email to our support forum.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help you.

Sincerely,

Paul C.
Online Support Technician

How to Capture a Screen Shot in Windows

Wtf? They think i waste my time to know how to take a screen shot? Is it a joke? But… I did it, i took the screen shots which you can see here:

Godaddy Sucks

So well i’m still waiting for them to answer me regarding that issue, i also don’t understand that 500$ billing maximum monthly with godaddy whenever i try to pay with paypal. This is so confusing, i have the feeling that i am nothing, i don’t get any supports, and i waste my money to transfer my important domains now to the one i consider my next preferred Registrar: NameCheap (which i recommend, no more scam techniques when you register and it’s bloody fast).

I still have some .eu and others domain names with godaddy so i’m not over with them but i do not recommend to use their services, it’s clearly stated that we are just money and nothing else.

SO basically, we all register at godaddy cause this is a huge conspiracy right? Then we all transfer our domain to another registrar? Is it how godaddy makes money?

They try to make huge profits and get control over your domains, anyway it’s not really your domains right? (regarding godaddy).

Why Godaddy?

Bod Parsons post back in 2004 on why they’ve chosen the name ‘Godaddy’ and how it started.

As he said (word for word):

[…Our name “Go Daddy” has no meaning other than we thought it was kind of fun. And our logo “The Go Daddy Guy” was born one night when a mom and her little girl were playing around doodling on their computer…]

So Godaddy is the result of a meeting full of hyppocrites and one night sitting designing with a mother and her daughter. Inspiring! :D

Alternative Resource Of People Unhappy with Godaddy (Some of them are famous)

Lunacy Unleashed - Godaddy Sucks
Forever Geek - GoDaddy Sucks - Details of registrations steps, to show how harrassing this is to register a domain with godaddy.
Miranda Blog - Go Freaking Daddy! - Story that scares you out, especially for people living abroad that got to call in the US at a rate of 0.80$/minute or such :D
Thread Watch Said It Right
Tabulas Blog, Godaddy Sucks - Another terrible story…

From NamePros, in the Registrar Reviews section:

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