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Over the past couple of years I've had a few websites set up on GoDaddy.  Overall it's been a pretty good experience.  But there is one word of warning that I should give about their dedicated services.  About a month ago they changed what I thought was my static IP address to something completely different!  So a bunch of names I had pointed to that IP completely broke.  And all this time, for 23 months, I was paying $3 a month for this IP.  If I did an nslookup on their name that was tied with this so-called static IP, it always brought back 64.202.174.105.  But apparently all along I had been paying for 208.109.133.46, even though they never informed me of this.  Searching through my email and on the control panel on their website, I never got any indication that this was my dedicated IP.

After a quick call to sort things out, the support staff agreed that the issue was on their side, but were unable to credit my account the $70 I've spent for the service.  So long story short: it's easy to get domain names and host stuff on GoDaddy, but I wouldn't trust a static IP from them.

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This is one of the reason not to host with them. I can buy a domain from them, but i would host somewhere else.
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If I recall correctly, there are other problems with their service. If you set up a wordpress blog using their hosting, I understand that they turn on Privacy by default, which means that search engines like google can't find your blog. So if you ever write anything interesting, no one else will ever know about it. If you want people to find your blog on the web, you'll need to explicitly turn Privacy off.
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I was thinking to buy Static IP from GoDaddy, but no more. Thanks for share your (bad) experience.
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