April 28, 2018:
GoDaddy.com, provider of domain registration names (your.com) and hosting services (that bring your web-site to the Internet) has pulled services from customers without notice, shut-down servers, leaving many small businesses around the world with-out resources or recourse. Customer service on-line chat is closed. Telephone support calls result in looped recorded message. E-mails addressed to GoDaddy no longer exist. Any enquiries that have been made previously have been answered with curt, unprofessional and apathetically stern statements of "It's not our policy to provide refunds for any services." Small businesses have lost and continue to lose 100s, if not 1000s of dollars in revenue. Entire blog sites, amateur and professional, have disappeared. Many have pre-paid hosting services for several years in advance. Many too, have nivested large sums of money in the creation, building and maintenance of their sites through contractors who are equally helpless. Attempts to contact any representatives of GoDaddy are futile. For those whose sites and services remain active currently, it's all only a matter of time before they too, find their sites gone. Posting and re-posting of notices concerning the shut-down and theft are encouraged as a gesture of public service. Meanwhile, the GoDaddy site remains available and functioning, thereby permitting GoDaddy to bilk unsuspecting victims.