5 Reasons You Should Leave GoDaddy and How (Forbes)
Added: 09/09/2018 6:58:07 pm Views count: 195
09 September 2018
GoDaddy also initially supported SOPA, which also indicated the company was not willing to support its customers freedom of speech and activity on the internet.
In the last few years, GoDaddy has come under fire plenty of times - and for plenty of reasons. Not only has the company used sexual advertising several times to promote its services, which has led to backlash several times, but in early 2011 then-CEO Bob Parsons killed a wild elephant in Zimbabwe, which many believed was just another sign that the company was willing to engage in unethical practices. (This includes buying domain names users search for and then inflating the value of these domains when users return to purchase them so GoDaddy makes a larger profit on the transaction.) In late 2011, GoDaddy also initially supported SOPA, which also indicated the company was not willing to support its customers freedom of speech and activity on the internet.
Today, GoDaddy lost control of its services almost entirely, coming under attack by apparently Anonymous (updated: it wasn't - see below) causing almost every one of its hosted websites to go offline, along with most of GoDaddy's email service and some of the domains registered through GoDaddy.
Why millions of websites are still hosted with GoDaddy is beyond me, but enough is enough. If you're ready to leave GoDaddy - whether because of their advertising tactics that they just won't change, poor judgment by its executive team, unethical business practices, carelessness for its existing customers or inability to control/maintain its own services properly.
Though GoDaddy came under pressure when it originally supported SOPA and December 29, 2011 was declared a day for ditch GoDaddy as a result, millions still pay every month for its services. While today's unacceptable downtime won't be the last straw for some, it will likely be for many of GoDaddy's customers - and luckily, there are other several much better alternatives that make it easy for any current GoDaddy customer to leave - now.