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Some notes on the Go Daddy Sponsorship!

Posted by geeknews at 6:22 PM on June 2, 2005

Everyone that watched the Superbowl commercials this year knows about Go Daddy, their was even something controversial when their second spot got pulled. It was nice to see a company be good natured and take a little political jab at Janet incident, from the year before. I liked Bob Parsons strategy, and that ad was largely responsible for my choosing Go Daddy as my new hosting provider. See advertising does pay off. In recognition of that here are some codes you can use

Save 20% on one year Shared hosting accounts use Code “Todd20″

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After the Superbowl Go Daddy had a huge increase in business, so much so that I think they were caught a little of guard. This is my personal speculation only, and we were caught up in that growth. When we switched the site to the new box, we had a couple of major issues early on, that were resolved to my complete satisfaction. One thing I must say about this company is this, they went the extra mile to make sure that the issue was resolved, I even had a conference call with a couple of their techs and the CTO to discuss the problem.

What amazed me the most even when I called them, and was mad they did react positively to my concerns in a way that made me think they really care about their customers. They even initiated some changes to my and I am sure some others suggestions that have resulted in some spectacular customer service.

So many times today companies give you the hand, and would rather loose you as a customer. But this company listened to my concerns and reacted like no company I have seen in a long time.

The server I have been on since signing up with Go Daddy is a Virtual Dedicated Server, and I think I have their middle hosting package with a couple of upgrades. I pay for that server now and will continue to out of my companies bank account, it is running in a rack along with the thousands of others, no special configuration or privileges. I get what every one else gets.

So don’t get me wrong, if I have an issue, you all are going to be the first to know about it, as the site is hosted at Go Daddy. I am pretty happy to say though, that I have not restarted the server in over 15 days and the last time I did, was because I felt like it not that it needed it.

As a side note, when I put the Geek News Central Podcasts MP3 file on the net I do so at a third party hosting service. Their is a reason for that, in the first several hours that file is online, nearly 5000 of you download it. The box I am on at Go Daddy is not designed to handle that kind of load. But it does handle the 10 or so domains I have running on it at the moment. The box moved about 400 gigs of traffic last month and our website is pretty high volume.

I am very happy to have Go Daddy as a sponsor and look forward to bringing you some great deals. Tune into the Podcast tomorrow because if your looking to save some money on domain registrations I am going to have some promo codes to pass out.

One thing you don’t have to worry about, I will my same old objective self. Todd..

[Save $1 on any order at GoDaddy.com through this link!]

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