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GoDaddy GNC Sponsor since 2005!

Posted by geeknews at 8:27 PM on September 16, 2012

As I prepare to record my 800th show tomorrow, all of this would not have been possible without GoDaddy as a sponsor. A great deal of the gear and innovative things that I have developed in my show would not be possible without GoDaddy supporting the show. This site runs on a GoDaddy server that I pay for, and save money on by using my own promo codes.

They would not have stayed on as a sponsor had you not supported them in return and for that I am very grateful.

The story of how GoDaddy became a sponsor of the show is one I have told many times, and will likely tell again tomorrow during show 800, but the impact they have had is incredible. Things like the Podcast Awards would never have been possible without them, as I bank rolled the site back end from GoDaddy sponsor money. The CES coverage in the early years was largely paid for by GoDaddy and the list goes on and on.

I have often said that GoDaddy has kept the lights on and fed my family, and while we have had other sponsors GoDaddy has been the most consistent year after year. So as we head into show 800, I ask that you consider supporting the show by buying a GoDaddy product or service by using one of the promo codes on the linked page.

20% off all orders @ GoDaddy.com for August.

Posted by geeknews at 12:42 PM on August 4, 2012

I just saved close to $700.00 bucks on renewals of my server and some domains. I have included two of the three receipts below to prove it. This is the biggest savings I have ever had from GoDaddy at a single time. If you are patient and stagger your checkouts and use the appropriate code you can maximize your savings on orders depending on the code you use.

This adds up fast and if you are picking new products up it is a great way to save. One word of caution you cannot combine savings. If they are having a sale, and are buying something on sale you often times cannot use my full list of Godaddy Promo Codes. So to support the site & show we hope you will really cash in on these savings at GoDaddy.

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Disclaimer: As you know GoDaddy is a sponsor here at Geek News Central. As you can see above I pay for all my services, and use their services to power this site and host my domains. I stand behind GoDaddy products and services and recommend them.

$4.95 .com from GoDaddy July Only

Posted by geeknews at 1:43 PM on July 13, 2012

I have a great .com deal for you and this is only valid for the month of July.  Get three GoDaddy .COMs for just $4.95 per year up to 3 domains! Promo Code 495geek

This is the best price! I have seen on a .com domain name in a very long time. If you don’t believe me, try finding a cheaper .com .

You have to hurry this promotion ends on July 31st and once the promotion ends you will have to pay $7.99 which is still cheaper than most other domain registrars. Get the best GoDaddy Promo Codes on the Internet here at Geek News Central

GoDaddy .COMs only $4.95 this month Only!

Posted by geeknews at 1:04 PM on July 5, 2012

Save Big the month of July only on .com registrations at GoDaddy.com just $4.95* per year up to 3 domains! Use Code 495geek Additional .COMs just $7.99*

Saving with all GoDaddy product and services is really easy as I have a code for every occasion see all of my GoDaddy Codes.

New GoDaddy Customers Save 25% on First Order!

Posted by geeknews at 11:52 AM on May 19, 2012

Sponsor Message: I have a 25% off deal for new GoDaddy customers that runs through the end May that can be used to on their first order use Promo code 25MAY3. This is a fantastic was to get a huge savings upon opening your account. So load the shopping cart up with a domain and hosting account to save big at GoDaddy.

Don’t worry though if you are a GoDaddy customer already we have a pile of GoDaddy Promo Codes that do not expire that can be used at anytime.

Disclaimer: GoDaddy has been a sponsor of GNC since early 2005. There continued sponsorship of this show is largely responsible for us being able to keep the lights on and moving things forwards your support of them is appreciated.

GoDaddy 4GH Extreme Hosting Review!

Posted by geeknews at 2:44 PM on March 9, 2012

Over the past 3 months we have essentially stress tested a GoDaddy 4GH hosting account beyond what would ever be considered acceptable use! Let me state this upfront our utilization case was a special one, and not what I would recommend anyone else do without permission. We did this “with permission” from GoDaddy as part of their sponsorship for CES 2012. I wanted to prove how good or bad GoDaddy 4GH service really was. Our use case was beyond what would be considered acceptable use on any hosting service!

The end goal was to serve our CES media fast and stay online with no down time. We knew our utilization would be “considered a worse case scenario for any web site hosting provider“.

We proved over a 90 days that a GoDaddy 4GH hosting account can ramp up automatically when needed and sustain “extremely” high traffic loads, extremely “long persistent media connections” and handle  “outrageous bandwidth usage”.

Here is what we subjected a $9.99 per month hosting account to: We uploaded 350 video media files ranging in size from 250mb to 2gb in size. We then linked that media to as many as 6 external sites including Geek News Central,  Fortune 500 sites that were covered in the content, cross-linked back to this same media adding more load.  That media was also served to Google TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Boxee, iTunes, Zune Market Place and was accessed by over 160 different media devices over the 90 day period.

Our biggest traffic day we served over 400,000 video views, and “many terabytes” of data .We kept track of site up time, with 5 separate tracking and data download performance services. Over the test period, GoDaddy maintained 100% up time, we did have data downloads slow down during some peak periods, but all videos played back at real time with little or no buffering.

I will be honest, I was worried that the the 4GH hosting would survive the load, as we had destroyed a not to be named vendor in 2011 who said they could handle the traffic load. Some of you are going to say that GoDaddy did something special. After direct discussions with lead engineers at Godaddy, who are engineers first and not marketing guys. I am confident that we got a fair shake on a standard 4GH account, although I am pretty sure there was some nail biting on their end, because we where watching the traffic wondering ourselves if we would melt down some servers.

I am confident enough in telling you this story, that if you go a buy a GoDaddy 4gh hosting account, you are going to be very happy with the service. As a disclaimer here, GoDaddy has been a sponsor of this website for a long time, this site is hosted on a “dedicated” GoDaddy server that I pay for and independently maintain, I do not host the media on this server as it could not possibly handle the volume I move daily.

I have always been objective in reviewing GoDaddy services laying out concerns where appropriate, and knew their was considerable risk in serving all of our CES 2012 media from a $9.99 per month 4gh hosting account which is not normally subjected to such punishment with their permission we did so and I am very pleased with the results.

You can be assured, when you put up family videos, pictures, or even the rare video that goes viral the 4Gh service is not going to fall over. It will scale as the demand needs, and includes a long list of features that lead the industry.  I will let you review all the features on your own at the GoDaddy site. In closing let me congratulate the GoDaddy 4GH team on surviving our extreme use case!

Disclaimer: What we did in this test case was Extreme and with GoDaddy permission! While I have not read the Terms of Use of a 4gh account, I would suspect that what we did would be way beyond acceptable use of a $9.99 per month hosting account. Which is why I am confident to reveal what we did here to any and all readers of this article as very few people are in a position to do what we did in the manner we did it.

Support this site and our shows by saving money at GoDaddy.com with our Promo Codes

Todd Cochrane
Executive Producer
Geek News Central

GoDaddy Super Bowl .com Ad Special

Posted by geeknews at 12:45 AM on February 5, 2012

GoDaddy Super Bowl ads run later today. The team at GoDaddy have shared some awesome hosting and .com domain specials for the game!  This is the best pricing and discounts I have ever seen on these products to date.

GoDaddy Super Bowl Specials!
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28% off your GoDaddy Order. Limited Time Promo Code: go28off1
Save 50% off on Website Builder Promo Code: WST50

Click any of the Promo Codes to save big at GoDaddy.  You can find all my promo codes here.

Exclusive Interview with GoDaddy CEO over SOPA

Posted by geeknews at 2:11 PM on December 23, 2011

This morning having saw the press release of GoDaddy reversing their decision on supporting SOPA, I wanted to get more information on their decision. Press Releases can be pretty generic, and I wanted to get a voice behind the decision. Warren Adelman GoDaddy CEO Takes about 10 minutes with me to talk about their position. If you have comments on the commentary, please feel free to email president@godaddy.com

Disclaimer: GoDaddy has been a sponsor of my podcast now for 6 years. Note: I have been a strident opponent of SOPA as my audience well knows. I addressed this last night in my show before the reversal announcement came out. I have found GoDaddy to be very responsive to my listeners when they have issues with their GoDaddy services and still feel that way.

Listen to the interview in the player below.

GoDaddy Official TPN Media Sponsor for CES!

Posted by geeknews at 6:26 PM on December 14, 2011

The Team from the Tech Podcast Network is proud to announce GoDaddy.com as the official media sponsor for our coverage of CES 2012. All of the recorded media from the show will be hosted via a GoDaddy 4th Generation Hosting account (4GH)

We will demonstrate under absolutely extreme conditions how powerful GoDaddy 4GH hosting is.

We have an amazing product offer as well. Special CES offer 25% off 4GH hosting plans (12 months+) this code will work even if GoDaddy is having a sale! The promo code for this amazing offer is CES2 check it out today!

GoDaddy Hosting $1.99 Hosting Special

Posted by geeknews at 10:34 PM on November 14, 2011

I have a simply amazing deal for you.. This special is good through the end of the year. GoDaddy Advanced 4GH hosting is hosted across multiple servers with proprietary Dynamic Traffic Management. No longer will you have to worry about some rogue website using up all a servers resources. You are assured high performance of your website at all times GoDaddy Hosting is Easy-to-manage and affordable. It’s the next generation of Web Hosting.

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Get 3 months of shared economy hosting for $1.99/month, after which price increases to regular list price. Note: Use one of my renewal codes to lower the price after 3 months. Offer available for new hosting plans only (not renewals). Use Promo Code Geek11

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