Cancelling GoDaddy Domain Hosting

After seeing the GoDaddy Superbowl ad, I have decided to drop them as my domain host provider. Their ads are consistently demeaning to women and that’s not cool.

My subscription is paid up til 2015. I put it on the calendar to drop them in 2014.

For reference, the ad I saw opened with, “This sure is a crazy way to draw attention to .co names from GoDaddy. Who won’t notice a hot model in body paint?”

Here’s a link to the 30 second ad on Youtube. It’s gotten 60 Thumbs-Ups and 200 Thumbs-Downs. It’s not often that soft-porn gets a Thumbs-Down!

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4 Comments

  1. If I had a site, I’d leave them too, what with the elephant killing and SOPA, and awful ads.

  2. ray says:

    Yeah they’re awful. They put me off of ever doing business with them before I ever even registered a domain name with them.
    We had a different domain name for the Really Really Free Market that was registered by someone else with them, and the person let that one expire. So I tried to get it back, and godaddy made it sound like you could pay to be on a waitlist to be first in line when it becomes available again. So I did, but they never really told me when it would actually become available, and it seemed like they held on to it for ever without really telling me anything even though i paid for a “service” that was supposed to notify me of when I could get it. And it was all very shady and obfuscated and “ick”, and meanwhile they were spamming me all the time about other crap. It seemed like they held on to the domain name for like a year or maybe two trying to get me to pay for this “service” that would get it back, and i just gave up on it and vowed to never do business with them again

  3. I know…..I hate when that happens.

  4. lee says:

    Megan needed to renew her domain hosting and website. I’ve been helping her with it. She just wrote me:

    I just watched the video and was somewhat offended. It motivated me enough to go through the multi-step process in order to close/cancel my GoDaddy account. Now, I’m done!

    Good!

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