In 2018 Scott W. Wagner made $22,520,839 in total compensation.
If I earned that much, I'd step down for health reasons too. Mainly the health of my bank acoount.
GoDaddy chief exec Scott Wagner has stepped down citing "health reasons" as the hosting business reported a net loss of $12.6m (£10.4m) in its second-quarter results. In the same quarter ended June 30 the previous year, GoDaddy made a net income of $18.1m. Its swing into the red appears to be due to an increase in costs, but …
My experience with GoDaddy is exactly the opposite. The price keeps going up every time the domain name comes up for renewal. Even if GoDaddy was cheap at year 1, it's no longer so cheap a few years later. I've rarely required support from GoDaddy - maybe because I only buy domain names from GoDaddy and host my websites elsewhere - but whenever I've reached out to GoDaddy via Twitter or Email, I've got good support.
This week I had an hour long call with "sales" where they went through all the services I had switched some off and many to cheaper alternatives. It will have significantly reduced my quarterly spend.
I also like the tech support, the Phoenix office, in particular, has the ability to pitch explanations at the right technical level for me. Not being condescending or talking over my head.
"...at the right technical level..."
Not trying to be doom and gloom, but they held on to 2 of my domains in a high pressure sales tactic that I think was illegal, definitely immoral. The frustrations of web hosting should be purely technical, not overrated sales tatics designed to work on people who just awoke from a 80yr. cryogenic sleep.
Oh, you'll discover what you let yourself in for when something goes wrong.
We've helped every single one of our customers move to EasyDNS. Same prices, but close to otherworldly competence compared to GoDaddy - they do simple for end users, and deep technical for old hacks like me who go straight to the problem.
I bought a domain name and as Godaddy was having a decent promotion on hosting, and with the discount code (easily available on Google) applied, a very good deal.
Two years later and the hosting renewal fee became due, and very silly figures were mentioned. At this time I remembered two of my previously hard learnt rules, Never have a main site hosted on your domain supplier. And, if you must have a purchased domain to use a host server, then make sure it is one you can throw away.
Luckily, I was able to download the site, close the hosting package, reinstall on another server I had available and repoint the name servers on Godaddy.
As to domain name registration and renewal, have to say that the prices are no longer competitive and I am looking round and comparing. (might be worth mentioning, but you don't actually buy domain names from Godaddy, you rent them. If they think they have a value, if you decide to cancel a name, they can sell it on. Although, to be honest, they are quite happy to allow you to sell the name on yourself)
Reading the article concerning the departing CEO's previous business experience made everything clear...
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