It's all about investing in "the cloud"
Domain name and web hosting giant Go Daddy has confirmed that it has entered into a strategic partnership with venture capital firms KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures. Go Daddy CEO and founder Bob Parsons said the investors were selected because of their technology expertise and understanding of online …
I've never dealt with a company as bad or idiotic as GoDaddy. I got transferred 4 times when I called them to ask about hosting since none of the phone reps had any technical knowledge whatsoever. Finally gave up and chose a different host. Apparently their tech support is even worse.
I can't say they are the best, having only tried a half dozen or so, but for the last few years I've been using Moniker and never have any issues. Fast, relatively cheap, and the admin interface feels like it was written by a developer not a designer so it just gets out of the way. Also has good filters and no adverts for their products every time you click something.
I used GoDaddy for a few months and I dreaded signing in. Their UI sucks big time. Slow (from the UK at least), clunky and festooned with attempts to sell me stuff.
I'd recommend Moniker.
I have been a GoDaddy reseller for many years. That side of the business has, IMHO, been run very well. The technology, the support, the pricing ...
On the basis of 'it ain't broke - don't fix it' might not apply if the new guys are looking for some cash cows to finance their purchase and cloudy ventures. Or suck support away.
There's not much they can do to get more of my business, but plenty they can do to screw it. I shall be checking out a preferred alternative in case I need to jump ship.
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