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Has anyone ever used Go Daddy to buy a domain?

 
Sandi_T

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11/02/2011 10:45 PM
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I opened a domain with GoDaddy and they required me to send in some kind of confirmation of my identification when I wanted to close it. But they wouldn't accept anything I sent as confirmation (that was on their list!) and refused to close the domain. They kept billing me until I finally closed the fucking credit card down.

They still send me 'status updates' on the thing like they think I still pay them. The site is down but they still want identity confirmation from me.

Jackasses.
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11/02/2011 10:55 PM
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I am trying to buy a domain and they are supposedly negotiating a price for the domain I want owned by a third party. Do they actually negotiate a price or does Go Daddy try to get you to come up on the price so they can take your money?
 Quoting: The Fifth Element


I bought my personal domain from them.. it wasn't owned by anyone though.

I can't complain... it's been pretty straightforward from purchase forward.

Mine's only $15/yr
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11/02/2011 11:08 PM
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I bought several domains through them and have not had a problem.

Here is my active one [link to 3dhighlightreel.com]

I make Auto-Stereoscopic 3D videos
The Fifth Element (OP)

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11/02/2011 11:21 PM

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I just won my domain. I gave the owner a deadline and didn't budge on my offer. banana2
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How much?
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He wanted $5,000 and I got it for $1,000. He wouldn't budge then I put a deadline on it and he accepted.
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11/02/2011 11:45 PM
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I am trying to buy a domain
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You DON'T 'buy' a domain,. you register it.
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11/02/2011 11:51 PM

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I am trying to buy a domain
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You DON'T 'buy' a domain,. you register it.
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I had to buy it from someone that already had the name registered. If the domain is unregistered then you can pay to register it and keep it or sell it.
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11/03/2011 12:01 AM

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I just won my domain. I gave the owner a deadline and didn't budge on my offer. banana2
 Quoting: The Fifth Element


How much?
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


He wanted $5,000 and I got it for $1,000. He wouldn't budge then I put a deadline on it and he accepted.
 Quoting: The Fifth Element


Can you tell us the name now?
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Once I get it finalized and registered.
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11/03/2011 12:03 AM

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My husband uses godaddy for all his domain purchases for himself and others. He just bought one for me the other day and he had a minor issue with getting it set up. Come to find out GoDaddy didn't actually own the name and we purchased it from another through GoDaddy.

However, they took care of the minor issue in half the time they said it would take to clear up the problem. Sorry, I'm not an IT person....just know that they came through better than they originally stated.

Why would you purchase a domain that needed to be negotiated in the first place? There are plenty out there. The name I was wanting to use was something that was fairly common. I ended up with a .com name that I was really happy with for about $15.00. Many people buy up good domain names because they feel it will be wanted by another some day. Most likely you are purchasing something like that...I'd try to find something better.

Also, when you check out a name on GoDaddy, it should give you other suggestions if the name you are searching for is not available.
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My husband uses godaddy for all his domain purchases for himself and others. He just bought one for me the other day and he had a minor issue with getting it set up. Come to find out GoDaddy didn't actually own the name and we purchased it from another through GoDaddy.

However, they took care of the minor issue in half the time they said it would take to clear up the problem. Sorry, I'm not an IT person....just know that they came through better than they originally stated.

Why would you purchase a domain that needed to be negotiated in the first place? There are plenty out there. The name I was wanting to use was something that was fairly common. I ended up with a .com name that I was really happy with for about $15.00. Many people buy up good domain names because they feel it will be wanted by another some day. Most likely you are purchasing something like that...I'd try to find something better.

Also, when you check out a name on GoDaddy, it should give you other suggestions if the name you are searching for is not available.
 Quoting: TheOracle


I just have a gut feeling about the domain name I chose. I looked into other names, I know it is all about the SEO part of it, but I really wanted the domain I got.
"Never, never, never give up."
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11/03/2011 12:11 AM

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I just won my domain. I gave the owner a deadline and didn't budge on my offer. banana2
 Quoting: The Fifth Element


How much?
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


He wanted $5,000 and I got it for $1,000. He wouldn't budge then I put a deadline on it and he accepted.
 Quoting: The Fifth Element


Wow, crazy...you must have wanted it real bad to pay that kind of price.

Hope it was worth it!

My business name was [first name] [last name] Associates....I wanted a domain with a .com using the last name and associates. The name was available but it was up for auction at a huge price so I simply changed to consultants rather than associates...meant the same thing. When purchasing a domain name, nothing is usually set in stone for your business as it's one of the first steps taken. I could have gotten what I wanted for $20K. I settled for the change of the business name and paid $15.00.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. --Samuel Johnson
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11/03/2011 12:12 AM

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My husband uses godaddy for all his domain purchases for himself and others. He just bought one for me the other day and he had a minor issue with getting it set up. Come to find out GoDaddy didn't actually own the name and we purchased it from another through GoDaddy.

However, they took care of the minor issue in half the time they said it would take to clear up the problem. Sorry, I'm not an IT person....just know that they came through better than they originally stated.

Why would you purchase a domain that needed to be negotiated in the first place? There are plenty out there. The name I was wanting to use was something that was fairly common. I ended up with a .com name that I was really happy with for about $15.00. Many people buy up good domain names because they feel it will be wanted by another some day. Most likely you are purchasing something like that...I'd try to find something better.

Also, when you check out a name on GoDaddy, it should give you other suggestions if the name you are searching for is not available.
 Quoting: TheOracle


I just have a gut feeling about the domain name I chose. I looked into other names, I know it is all about the SEO part of it, but I really wanted the domain I got.
 Quoting: The Fifth Element


Well, good luck with it. I hope it works out beautifully for you. Kudos to you for working it out and becoming a bonifide business!
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. --Samuel Johnson
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11/03/2011 12:40 AM
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I've been using ipower for a few years, cheap but not many problems. Avoid 50megs.com, they're run by mormons.

I had a couple of pictures of women in bikini's on my site, they shut it down immediately and the posted google links all over it
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11/03/2011 01:29 AM
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I used godaddy for my site and haven't had a problem.
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11/03/2011 01:31 AM
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Good story Fifth Element. Glad you got the name you wanted!
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11/03/2011 02:39 AM
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I am trying to buy a domain and they are supposedly negotiating a price for the domain I want owned by a third party. Do they actually negotiate a price or does Go Daddy try to get you to come up on the price so they can take your money?
 Quoting: The Fifth Element



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