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GoDaddy and ripoff.com scheme

by eric3213 / June 16, 2013 2:08 AM PDT

Go Daddy and www.ripoff.com working together in an extortion scheme? I think so!

I have had a web site for my company (which I both own and operate) for years.
Only this week did I migrate the hosting and registration to GoDaddy from another company.

Within ONE HOUR of my domain transferring to GoDaddy.com, I got a bogus "report" from this website with the most vile descriptive perverted content claiming I personally have attempted to violate a client!

The timing is beyond suspicious, as are the companies involved (GoDaddy and Ripoff)

Both companies are based in AZ. Ripoff is known as being a self perpetuating extortion scheme company website, which generates false reports, only to extort money from companies to have removed the terrible reviews and claims. They hide behind internet consumer protection laws, and have been sued MANY times in court (to no avail) in the past by many other companies and individuals.

Its HIGHLY suspicious that I have operated my own business for over 30 years, and a company website at another hosting company for 10...only to switch to GoDaddy and automatically within an HOUR to get tagged with a false claim at Ripoff. What a great money making scheme. Purchase data from internet companies of new accounts, make false claims, then say if you want the false allegations removed, you have to sign up, and pay for a "in house investigation" by the Ripoff website.

Extortion at its finest!

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Godaddy is not into ripoffs.
by rex15 / June 16, 2013 3:42 PM PDT

I have been with Godaddy for more than ten years. I have dozens of domain names and a large number of websites, all of which are commercial in nature. I have never had a problem of any kind with this hosting company. They have always provided top quality service. I think you need to look elsewhere for your problem.


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by Marco450 / June 17, 2013 7:23 AM PDT

Godaddy is huge and I very much suspect that they would be involved in something like this.

Just think about it why would biggest web registrar and one of biggest hosting companies outhere do something like that?

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by eric3213 / June 18, 2013 7:22 AM PDT
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The fact that we never had issues in over 30 years, and now, within an hour of switching to GoDaddy, there is a complaint, from out of state, but the same place (Az) as GoDaddy- coincidence?- I think not. Why?--MONEY

Google is just as much to fault- they support this action by collecting on the advertising end, and supporting this garbage to propagate through their search engine.

It is way too bad that a small company like ours (family business) can work hard for over 30 years and can be destroyed so easily by immoral people with false claims and hide behind the laws so we have no way to track these slanderous people at ripoffreport.com (I had made a typo originally as ripoff.com ).

We work with veterans' groups and religious organizations, and now have nearly destroyed our lives and business - and we have no recourse. No doubt we will be out of business soon- so I guess it won't matter.

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I doubt that GoDaddy do that
by HelloGeek / June 27, 2013 5:30 PM PDT

I use godaddy for domain registration, but for hosting I dont use them. But I believe that Godaddy wont do that as Godaddy is very famous hosting provider. They wont do that.

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