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Save 50% at GoDaddy and get a Free Domain!

Posted by geeknews at 1:13 PM on January 24, 2014

The folks at GoDaddy are preparing for the Superbowl, and have put some deals on the table that simply cannot be beat.. It’s Go Time at GoDaddy!

50% off new hosting plans with a free domain use Promo Code: 50host7
50% off 1st year of Business Website Builder with free domain use Code: 50wsb7
Get 30% off your order @ Godaddy.com use Promo Code: 30deal3

I have other great GoDaddy Promo Codes as well Check them Out!

GoDaddy is a sponsor of Geek News Central and your support of GoDaddy allows us to do the great things we do, so get out there and use those codes.

GoDaddy 35% Black Friday Discount

Posted by geeknews at 5:39 PM on November 26, 2013

GoDaddy has made available for Black Friday a 35% off code for new product orders. This code will expire on 12-19-2013. Your use of this code supports this website directly. So take advantage of this Black Friday Special helps me keep the site rolling and our writers paid.

Click this Link or Use Promo Code: 35save6

You can find more GoDaddy promo codes here.

GoDaddy Acquires Afternic, SmartName, NameFind for SMBs

Posted by J Powers at 10:48 AM on September 19, 2013
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GoDaddy is continuing their newly found focus of small-to-medium businesses (SMB) by acquiring domain marketplace Afternic, domain parking service SmartName and name generator NameFind from NameMedia. Terms for all deals were not disclosed.

Afternic – a Boston Massachusetts-based company – is the leading domain aftermarket companies. Afternic lists more than 5 million domains and has 75 million searches a month.

NameFind is a new service that helps entrepreneurs brain-storm brand names for businesses. SmartName brings a level of domain monetizations services so SMBs can earn money from domain names without having to build websites.

“Having the right domain name is vital, no matter your venture,” said GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving. “GoDaddy is working to bring the ‘domain aftermarket’ together with new registrations and make both super-simple to access. Our customers need an easy way to buy the name they want, regardless of whether it’s new or has been registered previously. This acquisition forms a registrar-led process that creates faster and more trusted transactions across the board.”

All three companies will continue to run in their respected areas at this time.

GoDaddy.com’s New Direction: Less Provocative, More SMB Focused

Posted by J Powers at 5:59 PM on September 5, 2013

LogoWTaglineToday I got an email from current CEO Blake Irving, regarding the changes at Godaddy.com. Being a loyal customer of the service for over 7 years now, this new direction looks to be very serious and even more attractive for people trying to start a website.

Today, GoDaddy’s front page got a revamp. Gone is Danika Patrick and those provocative GoDaddy commercials you saw during the Superbowl, World Series, NBA finals and other events. Who replaced her?

Jean Claude Van Damme?

This is part of GoDaddy’s new era – “It’s go time“. A great marketing slogan that can point to GoDaddy and their new direction.

In the email, Irving wrote:

Blake Irving, Godaddy“Today, GoDaddy is the world’s largest web host and domain provider — and sites registered or hosted with us make up a massive portion of what we know as the Internet today. That statement, however, says little about who you are, our customers, or how we can serve you best. So earlier this year we embarked on an effort to learn more about you, what makes you so incredibly unique, and the values you all have in common. In the process, we learned an equal amount about ourselves, and we’re making changes to reflect that new clarity. ”

Irving goes on to say they want to know more about you and how to make you succeed. They started by streamlining the website – making things easier and “more intuitive”. GoDaddy also highlighted their Award winning customer support (awards from CareerBuilder’s Top Companies to Work for Award, to  Fortune 100 “Best Companies to Work For”).

Other Changes at Godaddy.com

GoDaddy is bringing on new Top Level Domains, such as .app, .web and more (over 700 new gTLD from ICANN).

They started a new video ad campain using Jean Claude Van Damme to show how serious – yet still jockular – they can be. The first video includes a baker who not only gets new orders through his GoDaddy website, but a full solo from Van Damme who motivates while telling him “It’s Go Time”.

Out With the Old, In With the New

Founder and previous CEO Bob Parsons brought a lot of controversy, not only on GoDaddy for viral content, but also on his personal life. He left when GoDaddy was purchased in 2011. Interim CEO Warren Adelman made some changes, but it was not the direction the board was looking for. It took two years to bring Blake Irving on as CEO (former EVP at Yahoo! and VP of Windows Live Platform at Microsoft). Irving’s approach is for Small Business owners (SMB).

In an interview he did earlier this year, he talked about how he has a full open door policy. He talks about how he walks around campus in jeans and t-shirts, talking to people and finding out what matters to them.

Irving’s Direction is no Joke, though…

Irving states: “This is the radical shift we knew we had to make and it’s more than just marketing. A brand is a promise to our customers and a commitment to understand their needs. Our mission is to ‘fight the good fight for the go getter’ … the small business owner … or anyone who labors for the love of it and wants the benefits of the latest technology without having to be an expert.”

With a new look and a different direction, GoDaddy seems to be focusing less on viral content and more on the SMBs they need to appease. From Domains to hosting, SSL certificates and more.

What are YOUR THOUGHTS on GoDaddy’s new direction? Comment below!

GoDaddy Special Promo Codes

Posted by geeknews at 11:52 PM on May 19, 2013

This month we have a great deal from GoDaddy that is only going to be available a  short time.. Save big @ GoDaddy.com

May GoDaddy Special
$2.49 for one new or transfer .com for the first year use Promo Code geek249 :
32% off total new order @ GoDaddy use Promo Code go32off1

GoDaddy 37% off & $1.00 Hosting

Posted by geeknews at 9:01 AM on March 4, 2013

GoDaddy has introduced two of its best deals in a long time 37% off almost everything and $1.00 per month economy hosting for a year. This is some of the most aggressive pricing we have seen in a long time. These promo codes are going to save you a bunch of money.

Through the end of March get economy hosting for $1.00 for 12 months use Promo Code:hostdeal5 Or save 35% off your entire GoDaddy Order! use Promo Code:go35off5 These deal end March 31st.

I always have great deals from GoDaddy see the full list of promo codes.

Disclaimer: GoDaddy is a sponsor here at Geek News Central

Danica Patrick Wins Daytona Poll- GoDaddy 28% off Code!

Posted by geeknews at 4:06 PM on February 17, 2013

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Congratulations to Danica Patrick for winning the Poll position at the Daytona 500! History has been made with Danica being the first woman to claim a Spring poll position. Danica driving the GoDaddy #10 car.. GoDaddy long time Sponsor of Danica Patrick is offering up a 28% off code on almost all purchases and renewals.

Recently Danica recorded a Promo spot for us here at Geek News Central and like Danica who trust her GoDaddy car we trust GoDaddy products and services. Check out what Danica had to say about GoDaddy and Geek News Central

Get your 28% off now at GoDaddy use promo code: Go28off1

Save 28% at GoDaddy.com

Posted by geeknews at 10:29 PM on January 31, 2013

I have never seen this big of a discount at GoDaddy. But they have just authorized a 28% off code… This will save you a pile of money on renewals, new product purchases… Geez 28% off at GoDaddy.com is beyond incredible! Promo Code: go28off1

We still have the 2.95 .com as well see all my promo codes.

Using Promo Codes at GoDaddy.com

Posted by geeknews at 8:51 AM on January 25, 2013

GoDaddy has been updating their website, and their checkout system has changed. I have been getting a number of emails from fans asking me for help as they can no longer find the location to enter the promo code at checkout. I have included a graphic that shows you where to click now to get the box that allows you to enter a GoDaddy Promo Code.

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Be sure to use one of my Promo Codes when you pick up a product at GoDaddy.com your helping support this site and our programming.

Host199 – Get 3 months of Economy Web Hosting for just $1.99/mo
Geek5 – Save 15% on any order of $20 or more at GoDaddy
Todd20 – Save 20% on 1 Year Shared Hosting Accounts at GoDaddy
TODD – Save 10% on non domain orders at GoDaddy
Geek599 – $5.99 on .com domain names (Expires 6-30-13)
COMSALE – $7.99 on .COM domain names!
Comsale3 – $8.49 .com renewals (for new or existing customers)
GEEK – Get $5 off any order of $30 or more.
CENTRAL – Get $10 off any order of $50 or more.
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GEEKSSL12 – $12.99 SSL Certificates

Lowest .com Price Ever $2.95 from GoDaddy

Posted by geeknews at 4:55 PM on November 27, 2012

It is not very often that I have a wow moment. But the team at GoDaddy has cut loose the deal of the year! Happy Holidays folks..

Get up to 3 .com’s for $2.95 each. You can just click on the link or use my Promo Code: geek295

Thats $5.00 off retail… This code will expire on Dec 31st go get em!