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Be Careful Where You Purchase Your Domain Names

Nov 8th 2010 at 12:42 AM

Be Careful Where You Purchase Your Domain Names


Just a quick Post Regarding Purchasing Domain names.

If you are planning on having a script such as Safe list, Text Ad Exchange or mailing list then you do not want to purchase a domain with: Go Daddy

I have seen so many sites that have gotten shut down by Go Daddy as they do not approve of  massive amounts of emails. Also if you get one spam report then they will shut your domain down. You will need to pay a fee to get your domain back up again.

Depending on how many complaints as to how much the fee is. I have heard the fee being a Very Large amount so please be careful where you purchase your domain names especially if you are going to have any type of mailings on that domain.

I  personally will not host a domain that is purchased there if they will be doing any type of mailing.

Best Wishes,


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Jul 4th 2011 at 4:41 PM by juniques
Good information is never old. I am learning about host providers policies that can effect your business big time. Spam email is a hot topic and can get you shutdown quickly if you are id as a spammer ( Ouch,Och,Ouch, that hurts)So doing your research before you leap into the online business world is essential to good business health. Thanks Dee, great info
Apr 10th 2011 at 8:21 AM by Vixen
That is very useful information. I hope the right people find out before suffering the blues!
Dec 31st 2010 at 12:08 PM by bjfoot
Thanks Dee... you and I have discussed GoDaddy countless times. My other issue is, they don't respond thru support. We've had problems in text ad exchanges with specific sites and reported the offending domains and no action taken. But, be a safelist with a bounce... You're shutdown... Bad News! You've probably lost count of the people you've helped thru the GoDaddy Blues!
Dec 28th 2010 at 1:29 PM by howtolosefat
Thanks for your post! Are you going to recommend from where to purchase a domain?
Dec 18th 2010 at 10:26 AM by GTBulmer
Hey, Dee: Thanks for this info. That's an issue a lot of marketers do not think about when registering domains and deciding on a website host. We usually learn by experience, but it's so much better to get a heads-up before a problem arises. GT :-)
Nov 28th 2010 at 5:28 PM by troy48
I liked your post on Go Daddy, i am following , keep up the great info, i had no idae that Go Daddy was doing that. Have a Blessed Day, Troy
Nov 28th 2010 at 3:03 PM by checkthemout1st
If you check the TOS of many hosting companies you'll find lots of them limit outgoing emails to around 200 per hour from any one address. If you're thinking of saving money by running you own autoresponder software as you're starting up you'd need to take time to make sure you're able to "throttle" the outgoing messages to somewhere under your host's threshold.
Nov 16th 2010 at 5:58 PM by timeout
Good to know, had no idea they could do that. thanks
Nov 9th 2010 at 7:39 AM by stephaniebeth
I was going to use godaddy because it was the one reccommended by wordpress and it looked cheap but I think I will look for something else now. Thanks :)
Nov 8th 2010 at 5:12 PM by deewest
If you purchased them at Go Daddy then you will need to transfer your Registrar to a new company ... I use : but there are a lot of places that sell domains out there.. you just would need to transfer your registrar .. they usually charge you whatever it costs for the domain name for a year .. you need to wait 2 months after purchase of a domain to transfer your registrar..
Nov 8th 2010 at 9:27 AM by superzoe
Wow thanks for this! That's a little scary. I'm not too sure how that works but I purchased a few there recently and I will be moving them to be hosted elsewhere.

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