ED Magedson – Founder
Go Daddy - godaddy.com - Wild West Domainswww.GoDaddy.com Internet United States of America
When I registered my domain name, I purchased all domain tiers EXCEPT .com-- which I discovered was registered, but unused. I have waited two years for the registration to expire-- and when it did, I contacted GoDaddy to purchase it.
They charged me $18-- and then told me that the domain couldn't be transferred for another 20 days.
Today they sent me a notice claiming that the ORIGINAL OWNER HAD DECIDED TO RENEW-- AFTER DOING NOTHING WITH IT FOR 2 YEARS!!
Worse still, a WhoIs search quickly proved that it WASN'T the original owner (from the East Coast of the U.S.) who registered the domain name I had reserved-- BUT SOME COMPANY IN AUSTRALIA!!
And now GODADDY REFUSES TO GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK-- telling me that I had paid for nothing more than THE RIGHT TO BID ON IT-- instead, they advised me to pick ANOTHER address to apply it toward!!!
I was among their FIRST HALF-MILLION customers, and now they have over 21 MILLION-- and GODADDY HAS BECOME LITTLE MORE THAN A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN THE DECADE SINCE I BEGAN DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM!!!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/17/2009 05:18 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Go-Daddy-godaddycom-Wild-West-Domains/internet/Go-Daddy-godaddycom-Wild-West-Domains-GoDaddy-collects-for-Domain-Registration-then-481358. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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