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GoDaddy Commits The Cardinal Sin Of Screwing Existing Loyal Customers While Trying To Attract New Suckers.

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Anura Guruge


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GoDaddy NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY pricing for Web hosting.

GoDaddy NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY pricing for Web hosting.


My historic WOWNH.COM Website that I have had since 1998. Check it out.

My historic WOWNH.COM Website that I have had since 1998. Check it out.


I have been a loyal and lucrative GoDaddy customers for at least 12 years. There were years, when I hosted large numbers of Websites for myself and others, that I paid over $1,500 a year (quite gladly) to GoDaddy.

Even now I am probably paying upwards of $500 a year to GoDaddy.

I have been an ARDENT FAN for a decade. I can’t even count the number of referrals I sent their way.

And ‘yes’ there have been times when GoDaddy has been amazingly good to me — like earlier this year during the papal transfer when my popes-and-papacy blog, hosted on GoDaddy, was getting 150 connection requests per second. Of course I have publicly thanked GoDaddy for their help.

But, something has happened at GoDaddy, to OUR DETRIMENT, over the last 6 months. Yes, I know that there has been change of management at the top. Well, he better get his act together SOON because I am cancelling my products at GoDaddy at quite a rate.

I still have five or six Websites hosted at GoDaddy and yes, every year, I have to renew them.

Yesterday I had to renew ‘wownh.com‘. wownh.com, like guruge.com, has now become basically a ‘placeholder’ site. I don’t do anything on them, mainly because I built them with FrontPage and I can’t be bothered to use FP anymore. Blogging is easier and less time consuming. But, I want to preserve my Web presence since I have had these sites, uninterrupted, for over 12 years.

GoDaddy wants $9/month — $108/year — for hosting these Websites. That is crazy. They offer the EXACT SAME hosting package as I am renewing for half the price to new customers. But, I can’t renew at that price.

Their solution: I can cancel my current hosting, buy a new plan and then re-install the Website.

THANK YOU, GoDaddy.

That is EXACTLY what I am going to do … but not with YOU. Thank YOU.

This will give me the excuse to get away from FP and move to a template-based, in-the-cloud solution.

I have already spent 2 hours (that I really don’t have) looking at, with amazement, at Weebly, Wix & Yola.

I already have an account at Weebly.

I didn’t have the time to port across wownh.com yesterday. So I renewed it for a year — PLUS they owed me $21 that I could apply to the $108. But, that will be the LAST HOSTING that I am going to be paying GoDaddy.

Teischan.com is due for renewal on November 28, 2013. This is the PERFECT Website for me to mess around with learning a new template-based system. It is not ‘mission-critical’ and it is very simple and ‘flat’. So, that is the plan.

Once I master the new system I will recreate all the other sites on that platform — though I get a feeling that I may opt to use both Yola and Wix.

Stay tuned.

I was so mad yesterday that I immediately cancelled my GoDaddy Online File Folder though it was not due for renewal till the end of January 2014! I didn’t even bother to export the 100MB of data I had stored there! Screw it. I have other backups. I LOVE and I do mean LOVE Google Drive. It is so easy and convenient to use through Chrome. No need to logon. It is always there.

This is so sad. I would have stayed with GoDaddy. I like to be a loyal, long-term customer UNLESS I feel that I am being raped.

I hope the new GoDaddy management sees the light sometime soon BEFORE it is too late.

GoDaddy Is Driving Me Nuts. Bloody WordPress Blog Stopped Working Again.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> File folder integration …
>>July 26, 2013.

>> New e-mail interface
>> & File Folder — July 24, 2013.
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GoDaddy e-mail slow …
>>May 23, 2013.

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GoDaddy e-mail problems
>>Mar. 12, 2013.
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I do my best to like GoDaddy.

But it is becoming increasingly difficult.

I now no longer use their damn File Folder. I used Google Drive — and JUST LOVE IT.

Yet again GoDaddy is giving me grief with my popes-and-papacy blog. This is beyond the pale.

Google Drive Is Rather Compelling. Easy To Use. A Few Missing Features But Very Useable.



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Anura Guruge


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Started using Google Drive …

>> — July 29, 2013.
>> File folder integration …
>>July 26, 2013.
>> New e-mail interface
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I have been using it EXCLUSIVELY this week. Have not even tried to access my old GoDaddy Online Storage! Created folders for all my active books on Google drive and uploaded the files. Pretty compelling. I like the interface. I just found that you can even drag-and-drop! Wow.

I am hooked. Don’t really see a need to pay for online storage if I can get 15GB free (for each Gmail account I have).

A few things that are inexplicably missing or are odd.

Though it has a really fancy preview capability and file description pane, there is no way that Google lets you see the file size! This is a known issue that has been repeatedly discussed. Don’t tell me to sort my size. That is not what I want. I like to see the size of the uploaded file since I tend to have a fairly good idea of how big a file should be. So a quick glance at file size can tell me whether the file uploaded OK — and maybe even that I uploaded the right version. Not a showstopper but rather strange to say the least. Appears that there may be a Machiavellian reason for this. This way you never get to see how Google is calculating your space used!

Another very strange but similar quirk. Doesn’t show the DATE that a file was uploaded. Just the time! I kid you not. Very bizarre.

I also have some concerns about security. But, is any Online Storage offering watertight?

But, for now, I am happy.

GoDaddy Online Storage Is Not Working For Me, So Started Using Google Drive Today. It Is FREE!

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> File folder integration …
>>July 26, 2013.

>> New e-mail interface
>> & File Folder — July 24, 2013.
>>
GoDaddy e-mail slow …
>>May 23, 2013.

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GoDaddy e-mail problems
>>Mar. 12, 2013.
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Spend well over 90 minutes with GoDaddy support on the phone and on e-mail on Friday trying to get MY Online Storage (i.e., File Folder) problem fixed.

Doesn’t look like it is going o get fixed. And as they repeatedly point out, I can still access my files and upload new files. So, as far as THEY are concerned this is not a bug. That I have to re-logon is not really their problem!

Deanna and Devanee have both been using Google Drive, with Google Docs to boot, for the last few months — fairly successfully at that, though they are still coming to terms with Google Docs. I steered them on this route because so that they can start using ChromeBooks when their PCs pack up.

So, I was the lone hold out using GoDaddy Online Storage — and paying for it too! I have been using FF for nearly a decade.

I still have a ton of stuff on there. But, I have quite a few months already paid for. So I will slowly move stuff to Google. Since what I mainly save are Word documents I don’t have that much volume. 15 GB, what Google gives you for FREE, should be more than plenty. I don’t think I even use 5 GB right now.

So just a heads up. It was pretty easy enough to get going. Since I use Chrome, and I stay logged on to Google, all day, it was a piece of cake. You have to hand it to Google. They really make it easy. Yes, it is easy to become a Google junkie.

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GoDaddy E-Mail: File Folder (Online Storage) Integration Problem Being Fixed.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> New e-mail interface
>> & File Folder — July 24, 2013.
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GoDaddy e-mail slow …
>>May 23, 2013.

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GoDaddy e-mail problems
>>Mar. 12, 2013.
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This was multiple logon problem I reported on July 24.

Basically, if you used Online Storage File Folders, which is a paid service for storing files online (i.e., ‘in the cloud), you could no longer just get to it from your GoDaddy e-mail. Now you had to logon again. This was annoying.

So, with great reluctance I bugged my high-level contacts at GoDaddy. They didn’t understand the problem to begin with … since File Folders is not something that most corporate workers worry about. (They rely on somebody else to backup their files.) But, this evening I had a call to say that they reproduced the problem! Success. Now that they understand it they are going to fix it.

They have raised an internal escalation trouble ticket. This is good stuff.

I hate to bother them but they get things fixed. I think they appreciate that I am judicious in bugging them and am also very appreciative.

So, I will let you know. This, however, will only work with the current, i.e., ‘classic view’. When we are forced to use the new interface I will have to fight another battle. But, that is for another day.

GoDaddy E-Mail: A New User Interface & File Folder Integration.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>>
GoDaddy e-mail slow …
>>May 23, 2013.

>>
GoDaddy e-mail problems
>>Mar. 12, 2013.
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Gdemail


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I just noticed a ‘button’, top right, that said ‘Updated View’. I checked it out.

It is striving for a pane-based layout, with a preview pane, as used by G-mail etc. It is OK. It is different. It will take some getting used to. Yes, you can opt to go back to ‘classic view‘.

New compose editor. That appears, finally, to have built-in image attach capabilities. There is a FORMAT Undo, but I still can’t find a all-purpose undo (or go back).

They have monkeyed around with File Folder integration. They have tried to merge it in but it doesn’t work too well.

In the meantime you will find that you can no longer get to File Folder from e-mail!

Plus, yes, e-mail has been slow.

So, this is just a heads-up.