Godaddy versus Namecheap

What I’m going to say is controversial. Namecheap SUCKS DONKEY BALLS.

Why is this so controversial?

Because everyone starts off using Godaddy. Then they discover they are newbs, and all the cool people use Namecheap. Plus for some reason a lot of people hate Godaddy’s interface. Actually, I hate Namecheap’s interface even more, and personally I don’t find Godaddy’s interface to be all that confusing. Google is your friend if you’re having trouble with the interface.

Well guess what? Namecheap might seem great initially with the free privacy, but they fucking RAPE you on the renewal. They offer ZERO COUPONS for renewals.

One time I tried to renew something like 4 domains on namecheap, ended up being $36 bucks or some shit, plus privacy i think, for $54 bucks.

Well I renewed 5 domains on godaddy, used a freaking coupon, got privacy too, and it was half that motherfucking price, for $26!

That’s right. Godaddy is cheaper than namecheap buying new domains and on the renewals too, especially when you’re dealing with privacy!

P.S. If I had more balls, I would lie on my administrative information and avoid privacy altogether.

6 comments

  1. Nick says:

    Actually, GoDaddy sucks balls. Have fun when they hold your domain for $200 ransom just because Joe-Blow says you spammed him with no proof. Oh and they’ll also give out your “private” whois info to whoever and charge you $50 to forward any requests sent to that whois. Ya… GoDaddy is REAL good…

    Plus, if you have to “google” how to use an interface, something is seriously fucked up.

  2. foucist says:

    Hey Nick,

    I’ve never been charged $50 for getting contacted through the private whois, not sure if you’re talking about something else?

    I agree that having to google an interface is pretty fucked up, but I’ve had to do it with both godaddy and namecheap. I had to figure out how to transfer a domain from godaddy with google’s help. Which is a pretty rare event for me. However, namecheap’s interface is even worst and I’ve had to get google’s help on more mundane things that I needed to do in namecheap.

    I’ve never heard of the $200 ransom before, and I don’t think I’m gonna pay extra to namecheap for the privilege of avoiding that issue ;)

  3. Tom says:

    Name.com is cheaper than both & has free privacy (and coupons work on the renewals.)

    & I think the interface is pretty easy.

  4. foucist says:

    Last time I tried namecheap, absolutely none of the coupons worked on the renewals. But I’ll check that next time.

  5. Brandon says:

    The reason I don’t use godaddy is their long history of being very easy to get a domain removed. I’ve talked to more than a few guys who lost their domains after the first C&D notice to Godaddy for a site. Namecheap also has privacy at a much lower rate (free for first year, then $3 thereafter).

    As one of the above people mentioned, the $200 ransom is quite real, and has been used by some marketers to get the little guys out of the game. Also from what I hear , it was recently increased to $500.

  6. Amy says:

    Actually, GoDaddy sucks balls. Have fun when they hold your domain for $200 ransom just because Joe-Blow says you spammed him with no proof. Oh and they’ll also give out your “private” whois info to whoever and charge you $50 to forward any requests sent to that whois. Ya… GoDaddy is REAL good…

    Plus, if you have to “google” how to use an interface, something is seriously fucked up.

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