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RA killed by GoDaddy dot com ? (Read 1293 times)


day after day sameness

    RA being unreachable due to DNS and SSL certs....GoDaddy issue?

    Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

      Anonymous claims it was them. 

       

      There's a discussion on Slashdot for the nerds here.  And, for those who can see this, you can get to RA even if the DNS fails by going to http://67.203.23.20/

      "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
      Emil Zatopek

        This is a GoDaddy issue: http://www.runningahead.com/forums/topic/cffec750d2d4462892176cedbd7734e1

         

        I might look into using other registrars when the dust settles.  I used GoDaddy because it's cheap.  They've been slowly increasing their prices and at this point, I might pay a few bucks more per year per domain using a registrar that aligns closer to my ideals.  I haven't done it because I don't know how transferring domains and moving DNS servers will interrupt RA.  Does anyone have experience with this?

          I wouldn't say that BlueHost is the best but they are worth a look. 

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            I wouldn't say that BlueHost is the best but they are worth a look. 

             

            RA owns all of its servers to keep costs down.  I can probably run my own DNS as well so technically I only need a registrar.

             

            While looking into the GoDaddy mess, I came upon this blog entry that offered alternatives: http://blogs.forbes.com/kellyclay/


            Will Crew for Beer

              Moving DNS is pretty seemless. I've done it dozens of times. No one should notice. It's only an issue if you need to change the websites IP address and there are ways to make that happen faster.

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              Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

                +1 on changing server providers. My daughter has done it a few times and I have myself.

                bob e v
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                day after day sameness


                  I might look into using other registrars when the dust settles.  I used GoDaddy because it's cheap.  They've been slowly increasing their prices and at this point, I might pay a few bucks more per year per domain using a registrar that aligns closer to my ideals.  I haven't done it because I don't know how transferring domains and moving DNS servers will interrupt RA.  Does anyone have experience with this?

                   

                  For what's it's worth....I had two reactions to this....(1) To this RA user, it doesn't seem that GoDaddy has a track record of problems delivering the services you want, things have worked well for years, so why leave?  (2) In the heat of the battle yesterday, GoDaddy moved their own DNS to Verisign...so that maybe an indication of who is viewed as a good alternative.

                  Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                    I fully support moving away from GoDaddy. 

                      I have an old account with zoneedit and still get a certain number of domains for free. Unfortunately new accounts don't get this - you have to pay, but still I've never had a problem with them.

                        For what's it's worth....I had two reactions to this....(1) To this RA user, it doesn't seem that GoDaddy has a track record of problems delivering the services you want, things have worked well for years, so why leave?  (2) In the heat of the battle yesterday, GoDaddy moved their own DNS to Verisign...so that maybe an indication of who is viewed as a good alternative.

                         

                        It's not that GoDaddy doesn't work or is unreliable.  They've handled my domain registration for about a decade now, with great prices to boot.  It's not any one thing that got me thinking about the move.  For now, it's still in the debate stage:

                         

                        Pros:

                        - decent prices on domain registration and SSL certificates

                        - fast service (domain, DNS, website) updates

                        - 24 hour phone support that's based in the US

                         

                        Cons:

                        - strong supporter of SOPA before caving in at the last minute to customer outrage

                        - sleazy image (risque ads)

                        - if a domain registered by GoDaddy expires, GoDaddy puts it put for auction instead of putting it straight back into the available pool (conflict of interest?)

                        - Bob Parsons killed an African elephant, for fun

                         

                        The problem is that I don't know if other registrars offer comparable service.  I don't anticipate problems, but if one does come up, it would be nice to be able to get hold of a person immediately instead of waiting for an email response.  I'll have to ponder some more.


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                          Cons:

                          - strong supporter of SOPA before caving in at the last minute to customer outrage

                          - sleazy image (risque ads)

                          - if a domain registered by GoDaddy expires, GoDaddy puts it put for auction instead of putting it straight back into the available pool (conflict of interest?)

                          - Bob Parsons killed an African elephant, for fun

                           

                          Yeah, I am not fond of GoDaddy for these reasons.  And it bugs me that custom domains via Blogger (which I use for my personal blog as well as the ODRAM.com site) automatically are registered with GoDaddy.  That $10/year is a pretty good deal, though, and registering a blog via blogger is about the most seamless, painless process imaginable.  If they offered other options I'd happily pay more.  I should drop Google/Blogger a note and point that out.  Not that it would make a big difference, but maybe if they get a lot of e-mails to that effect they would offer more choices.

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                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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                            - Bob Parsons killed an African elephant, for fun

                            ...

                             

                             

                            As a conservative, I find that appalling.