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Oh what a relief.... I'm no longer using godaddy.com for my DNS or SSL needs.

By Andrew Pollack on 03/16/2011 at 07:32 PM EDT

I have finally had enough. Enough of the renewal notices and letters months in advance, enough of the automatic billing to renew certificates, and most of all enough of 4 or 5 screens full of high pressure add-on sales just trying to pay for a new domain name or ssl certificate. I didn't care about the juvenile and tasteless TV ads. What I did care about, was getting 3-5 emails a week from them plus postal mail 2-3 times a month, plus phone calls once in a while. What I did care about was the constant upsell.

A few people had recommended alternatives and I finally got fed up enough to try out nameCheap.com.

The result was refreshing. I've switched all my domain registrations to them, and replaced the SSL certificates on my two primary servers. During that process I wasn't pressured to buy other things, I didn't have click through several pages of advertising, and I paid just about the same amount of money.

Admittedly, the web site isn't quite bug-free and it takes a little effort to figure out how it works to do different things. Overall though, both companies provide essentially the same product. It's not a business where you can differentiate on product quality. It's a business where the price counts first, then convenience and experience. If you're still using godaddy, I suggest taking a look at namecheap.


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re: Oh what a relief.... I'm no longer using godaddy.com for my DNS or SSL needs.By mdmadph on 03/17/2011 at 03:08 PM EDT
You won't miss them. Got rid of them years ago as my chosen domain registrar
because of their habit of taking _entire domains offline_ in response to DMCA
takedown requests, instead of just forwarding them on to the site manager like
they're supposed to.


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