On September 10, 2012, a major networking failure caused by corrupted router tables resulted in a DNS outage intermittently affecting millions of customers' sites for a period of 4.5 hours.[125][126] Initial reports attributed it to a DDOS attack. This claim was disputed by Wagner, who stated that the isolated incident was due to internal mistakes that led to corrupt data tables. Wagner stood by the quality of GoDaddy's infrastructure, citing a 99.999% uptime.[127] GoDaddy later said in an apology e-mail to its customers on September 14, 2012, that the outage was due to the corruption of router data tables,[128][129] confirming indications that millions of web sites and e-mails were affected.
Finding your perfect web domain is easy with GoDaddy. Simply use their convenient search tool to find your preferred domain name. GoDaddy offers a vast selection of domains, but they have plenty of options if that perfect choice simply isn't available. Your search results will automatically make suggestions, including variations on your domain name that take into account various extensions. GoDaddy's selection covers everything from .coms and .orgs to up and coming and evocative extensions like .club, .lawyer, and .photography. Once you've settled on your domain, you can further customize it with up to a hundred subdomains and a hundred email aliases, giving you plenty of options to expand when you need to, without having to worry about spending more or starting from scratch. GoDaddy even offers real-time monitoring so you can rest easy knowing your site is always up and running. GoDaddy can also offer privacy and business protection to make sure cyber criminals can't use domain directory information to take advantage of your identity.
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But this situation depends on the kindness of the domain purchaser. They hold all the cards. After they purchase the domain, their contact details can be accessed via the WHOIS database. You can contact them and ask for the domain name back. But it is entirely up to them whether they decide to help you out or not. They may ask for a lot of money, or just flat out refuse to return it. That’s why you should make sure you renew your domain name early (or renew for multiple years) so that you never have to be in this situation.
GoDaddy User Reviews – Kind of a mixed bag here, some people really love their products and support team and other people have not had as good of an experience. Full disclosure: we’ve used GoDaddy for almost 10 years for both domain registration and hosting and have always been happy with the service, although we’ve never had reason to call their customer support line so we can’t speak to that.
What’s your name? Say it out loud. Now, say it out loud and add “dot-com” to the end. What? You don’t have your-name-dot-com locked up? Get it, with the codes below. Oh, you do have that locked up? What about the new Top-Level Domains (TLDs) that ICANN is releasing? Don’t let  competitors (or other peeps with your same name) grab that priceless internet real estate, use the codes below and protect your brand.
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In March 2010, GoDaddy stopped registering .cn domains (China) due to the high amount of personal information that is required to register in that country. Some called it a public relations campaign, since it closely followed Google's revolt in China.[123] GoDaddy’s top lawyer Christine Jones told Congress, “We were having to contact Chinese users to ask for their personal information and begrudgingly give it to Chinese authorities. We decided we didn’t want to become an agent of the Chinese government."[124]
There’s a good chance you’ll see several records in here, especially if your domain has been pointed at a different service. For now, we’re just going to be concerned with the A Name record described below since it’s the record responsible for pointing your domain to your website. Be careful about modifying or deleting any other records – especially MX records, which are responsible for email. Also, it never hurts to take a screenshot before you start making changes.
From 2011 to 2015, GoDaddy was the sponsor of the GoDaddy Bowl, a postseason college football bowl game played in Mobile, Alabama, which was previously branded as the GMAC Bowl before GMAC took TARP funding in 2009. The game matched teams from the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid-American Conference. The bowl was renamed the Dollar General Bowl after the variety store chain Dollar General took over its sponsorship in 2016.
Many new bloggers change their web hosting to another host because of high renewal cost, and when they fail to migrate technically, they lose their data and traffic too. Hence it is better to renew from the same web hosting company, so your website is always UP. You can use GoDaddy Web Hosting renewal discount codes on renewals, so it lessens your financial burdens.
After 18 days, you can still renew your domain name, but there will be an $80 redemption fee (ouch!). This period lasts from day 18 to day 42. After day 42, your domain name will then go into a public auction where anyone can bid on the domain name. You can get the domain name back by bidding on it, but you will need to outbid everyone else. This is a very risky way to get your domain name back.
GoDaddy gives its version of WordPress hosting the white-glove treatment with four tiers of Linux-based, managed WordPress hosting. Signing up has its advantages. GoDaddy has thousands of WordPress themes and plug-ins, and it offers nightly backups and automatic WordPress software updates. Like other managed WordPress hosts, GoDaddy doesn't require you to install the CMS, as it comes preinstalled. Once you're logged into WordPress, you can create posts, pages, and galleries as you would with any other self-hosted WordPress site.
Before joining GoDaddy in 2014, Andrew served as Director for KKR Capstone where he worked with the Consumer, Technology and Media investment teams to evaluate investment opportunities and accelerate portfolio company growth. He worked closely with GoDaddy since KKR’s investment in 2011. Before KKR he was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

^ Nimouse (pseudonym), Anna (February 6, 2007). "Not-So-Super Ads". The National Review. Archived from the original on March 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-07. The GoDaddy commercial that garnered enormous reaction (much negative) last year, with the buxom babe wearing a skimpy T-shirt with the logo across her chest, was tame in comparison to the raunchy, "Girls-Gone-Wild" style of this year's advertisement. The fact that the advertisement caused such a stir last year probably helped determine the content of this one.

Sometime in late-2015, GoDaddy stopped offering publicly available coupon codes for renewals of domain names, hosting products, and the like. Every once in a while we find promo codes that will still work, and we put them up here for people to use and save. But as time goes on, these codes are dwindling. We’ve populated our list with lots of cool coupons for new products like Office 365, Website builders, SSL certificates, and domain registrations, but these are for new purchases (meaning it’s the first time you’ve ordered the product).