RE: practicalities of blogging

Subject: RE: practicalities of blogging
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 07:51:59 -0800 (PST)

Lots of things get good reviews, yet are bad. Why is this? Often
reviewers are harried journalists or influenced by the company being

GoDaddy has support issues. It's hard to get a real person on the line.
When you do, that person often cannot do anything. Once something is in
the system, it is not questioned.

Even worse, they have a policy that says a complaint about a domain,
even if it is not the domain owner's fault, results in the domain
getting put on hold and non-transferrable. They basically seize your
domain if there's a problem. Since spam and other problems are easily
forged, this means one person can shut down your entire web presence
with a simple phone call -- and you will not get your domain back
until you spend hours and hours harassing GoDaddy's employees and legal

There are enough competent registrars that using GoDaddy is really
unwise. I will second the recommendation for Dreamhost, who also have a
registrar that's quite highly rated.

--- Writers Book Mall <steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com> wrote:

> I don't have any personal experience with them, but
> GoDaddy gets generally good reviews as a domain
> registrar. Their hosting doesn't get the same reviews.
> --- Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> > Excellent advice. I'd add "avoid GoDaddy."
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