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Discussion in 'Web Development' started by shabbir, May 13, 2007.

  1. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Just thought I would share my bad experience with my current Host GoDaddy and hosting of Go4Expert so that its helpful to others and don't experience the same. Also it helps when they have some hosting related issues and they don't get to the GoDaddy but find some one else.

    As we just out grown the shared hosting we thought of moving to the Virtual Web hosting available in GoDaddy.

    We choosed OPTION 2: Build Your Own Virtual Dedicated Server! where we had some offers as mentioned below
    • FREE! SSL Certificate, a $19.99 value! (We never needed it and so have not used it)
    • FREE! Up to $75 Google® AdWords® credit* (We always wanted it to be there and so thought of using it)
    Now as always the things start with the congrats and here is the starter thing.

    Congratulations! Your recent purchase qualifies you to receive $75.00 credit in Google® AdWords®. (which you will never be able to sign up :D.)

    Now to avail "FREE! Up to $75 Google® AdWords® credit" we needed to make a new sign up and we did exactly the same but when applying the Coupon ID code Google said that the offer has expired.

    I applied everything as told here

    To Use Your Promotional Google AdWords Credit
    1. Log in to your Account Manager.
    2. In the My Account section, click Google AdWords.
    3. On the Google AdWords Bonus page, click the Order ID of the credit you want to redeem.
    4. In the Google AdWords Details section, click the Sign Up link.
    5. Follow the sign up process to redeem your Google AdWords Bonus.
    Now when doing everything correctly I got the message that said the coupon has expired.

    Now the first thing we did is created a support ticket for the same and provided with every possible information that they requested and requested for 5 days long. Also to my surprise they told me to contact google about the error as well. I did that and as expected there reply was that its a third party offer and they could not do anything but then also told me to provide information like offer details and how I got the offer and many more information like my country and ... and I was satisfied with there reply.

    [​IMG]

    Then they escalated the issue and told me they are investigating and the conversation is as follows. I will also share the ticket id - 1945054

    Apr 25th I emailed
    Apr 28th I emailed
    Apr 29th I emailed
    Now the only reply is automated.
    Still emailed them that I am still waiting and not because of $75 coupon because Go4Expert donates more than that much to Open Source but just to complete the content of the article. :D
    Would share even more info here.

    Order ID: ****0575
    Date Awarded: 4/13/2007 12:58:59 PM
    Google AdWords™ Bonus Amount: $75.00
    Coupon ID: ****2542****
     
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    The response to the last email.
     
  3. coderzone

    coderzone Super Moderator

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    Its a concern for me if a hosting company like Godaddy does this. Nothing is trustable on internet these days. :D :D :D
     
  4. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Sanskruti New Member

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    I was planning to use GoDaddy services for one of my sites. But now I have learnt lesson from your experience, thanks. After a lot of research, I zeroed on GoDaddy and Lunarpages. Have you ever used Lunarpages or Yahoo!? If not GoDaddy, which hosting provider you recommend? I want to use Java, JSP, MySQL, Apache Tomcat in my website(Yahoo! is out of question as it does not support Java). Networksolutions is very costly.
     
  6. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Still I am persisting with GoDaddy and so cannot suggest you any at this moment. The persistent is because I have just switched to the upgraded hosting and as I have the complete control of the machine I don't need much help from them.
     
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    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Best is rackspace.
     
  9. rapwaydown

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    yea, thats why i didnt use godaddy to host my site, i just brought and host my domain there.
     
  10. Lonelly

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    very nice information.
     
  11. XXxxImmortalxxXX

    XXxxImmortalxxXX New Member

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    yea i had goddaddy once and i really didnt like them actually when i registerded my domain name the server actually thought i typed something else but i didnt it and it registerd a diff domain than what i had orgianly typed in and made me pay for it i contacted godaddy and it took them about 4 weeks to fix it and they hardly keep you updated on information that you really need
     
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    This is very nice, Godaddy is my favorite and for all. It does not scam and it is very good. thnx for sharing.
     
  13. indiansword

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    i think u should stop ur spamming :P

    go through the entire thread, its about how godaddy cheated shabbir, and not how they helped him :P
     
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    Dear Shabbir,

    We are also well aware of what godaddy.com is doing. We have come through many customers facing the same problems.

    Let me introduce ourselves.

    We are the U.S based company providing web based solutions. We can guarantee that we can provide the cheapest packages in International Market. We have the best features which can be compared with any other web hosting providing company.

    The most important thing is, we offer what we can provide. We don't attract users by providing non-realistic offers.

    We have dedicated / shares Window and Linux based servers, which can handle thousands of customers. Uptime 99.99%, and use Intel based processors. One more quality feature is providing "Daily Backups".

    We are so well equipped, that we can cater your every need.

    For more details regarding our services and great packages, Please contact at:

    email address : email.tehseen@yahoo.com
    Yahoo IM : email.tehseen
    Skype ID: tehseen.sh

    Looking forward to have a conversation with you. Thanks
     
  15. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Tehseen, No self promotion in posts but use the signatures for your business promotion and participate in forums
     
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    Godaddy sucks
     
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    i am using godaddy for last one year , did't got any issue but i was in a impression that godaddy is best , i should review my godaddy opinion.
     
  19. sarkarinaukris

    sarkarinaukris New Member

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    great informtion
     
  20. webmaster12

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    Its a pity that you have experienced this much of problem.After reading this thread people will surely give a second thought while choosing godadday as their web host.
     

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