- Cheap Price
- No Tech Support
- Cheap Marketing Strategy
GoDaddy is one of the most popular domain registrar and web hosting provider but most of us choose them even after knowing their dark sides. We used their services like Web Hosting, Domains name, SEO and many other tools to test them but unfortunately we didn’t find them worthy.
Today we are listing top 5 issues in GoDaddy services which are enough to avoid them however it’s hard to find alternative domain registrar as they are providing cheap rates for first year registration but they charge a lot in renewals.
The most irritating thing with this registrar is… they try to sell unnecessary services even if you want to buy just a domain. Let me show you an example of that
Up Selling Other Domain Extensions
As you can see here they are try to sell .net, .org and .info domain extension which are not required for most of us.
Additional Domain Addons
Just after you skip domain extension offer they will promote extra services with your domain name like
- Privacy Protection (Free in most of registrar including googiehost)
- Website Builder / Web Hosting
- Email Services (Free at GoogieHost)
Domain Registration for long term
When you proceed to cart they will ask you add this domain name for 5 years, even after you take final decision they try to sell Search Engine Visibility tool which is totally waste of money.
Low quality web hosting:
I have used their services for almost a year for one of our local clients but we have noticed that they have lots of restrictions on I/O, Php execution, connection session etc which leads to website slow or even down when it crosses 2000 visits per day. We were using Economy package so don’t have idea about their advance packages…
Stealing our Domains:
Yes that’s true they steal your domain name, if you have good numbers of traffic and unfortunately you forget to renew your domain name they will not let that domain name deleted. They will steal it and put it in auction which supposed to be deleted and free to register for anyone.
I haven’t faced any billing issues with GoDaddy but there are thousands complaints on the internet against incorrect billing on saved card done by GoDaddy. You may refer this url to see complaints list however always keep in mind no one leave feedback if they feel happy so negative feedback cannot tell the exact issue
Godaddy provides call/e-mail and chat support in India but I have noticed that they front end customer support hardly fixes your technical issues. If you are getting any technical issues with your hosting services they usually takes 4-5 hours fix that issue.