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[ale] My experiences switching GoDaddy to GreenGeeks



I've been happy with namecheap. I made a fast exit from godaddy years
ago. Don't miss them.
On Tue, 2019-02-26 at 19:52 +0000, Lightner, Jeffrey via Ale wrote:
> Whenever possible I strongly suggest to people that they use anyone
> except GoDaddy.
> 
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> 
> I?ve had a negative impression of GoDaddy for years.  It started long
> ago when they seemed to go out of their way to lock domains we were
> acquiring for 60 days on the flimsiest of excuses to prevent
> transfers to our primary Registrar.   It has been exacerbated
>  by my various interactions with them over the years.   Most recently
> GoDaddy has taken to requiring one to go to their whois web server to
> lookup whois for domains rather than allowing command line to work as
> it does for most everyone else.  Moreover,  once
>  there they require one to do a captcha to prove it isn?t a robot.  
> If one is working on multiple domains like we usually are just doing
> the web lookup is a PITA and having to stop for captcha for every
> domain makes the effort to gather information excruciating.
> 
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> 
> Our corporate office suggested some months ago moving the hundreds of
> domains we own to GoDaddy to save money and I fought it off because
> of GoDaddy?s antics.   I suggested several other Registrars as I
> didn?t really care if we left our current Registrar.  
>  Ultimately, telling our current Registrar about the request got them
> to reduce the per domain price significantly to avoid losing them so
> in the end corporate got the savings they were after.   
> 
>  
> 
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> From: Ale <ale-bounces at ale.org> On Behalf Of Jim Kinney via Ale
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> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:47 AM
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> To: neal at mnopltd.com; Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
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> Subject: Re: [ale] My experiences switching GoDaddy to GreenGeeks
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> Nice! always good to hear about a positive experience in tech
> support.
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> On Tue, 2019-02-26 at 09:36 -0600, Neal Rhodes via Ale wrote:
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> > A few weeks back I noted that Godaddy contacted me to tell me that
> > they 
> > were over quadrupling their hosting/email prices, and by the way, 
> > switching email to Outlook.
> >  
> > We switched to GreenGeeks this weekend.  ($2.99/month for 3
> > years.  
> > After 3 years, we'll really be retired.)  Although my GoDaddy
> > linux 
> > server lacked cPanel, GreenGeeks got my IMAP credentials, and
> > sucked the 
> > mailboxes over intact.  All I had to do was shove the HTML to the 
> > website.    So an overall painless switch.
> >  
> > regards,
> >  
> > Neal
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> James P. Kinney III
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> gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his
> own tail. It won't fatten the dog.
> - Speech 11/23/1900 Mark Twain
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