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Godaddy is a company operating in several countries offering domains names and hosting. It says it has registrations for more domain names than any other company.

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Why is godaddy HTTPS/SSL certification so much cheaper than digicert, thawte, and verisign?

I am a novice on HTTPS/SSL but GoDaddy charges $12.99 and Digicert, thawte, and Verisign charge $100-1000+ for SSL certificates. I must be missing something on the quality of the encryption or ...
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How to forward non-www to www. Using Godaddy DNS Manager

so I've set www.mydomain.com to point to ghs.google.com, which correctly loads my Google site, but if you go to mydomain.com, it doesn't redirect/forward to www.mydomain.com, it just hangs. is there a ...
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Registrar with good security, DNS hosting, and DNSSEC and IPv6 resolvers?

I'm looking to move my domains away from GoDaddy, but I'm having a tough time finding anyone with comparable features at a (even remotely) similar price. I've looked at the usual suggestions (...
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Domain expired, GoDaddy holds it and is asking more money

After expiring my domain, GoDaddy is asking more money to renew. Why is GoDaddy holding my domain? If it expired it has to be open to buy right?
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Having multiple domains on a single hosting server

Heads up: both domains are registered at GoDaddy and the shared hosting server is also at GoDaddy. I currently have a website at www.somesite.com. I also have another domain name www.mynewsite.com ...
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Domain forwarding (GoDaddy) - Forward only / Forward with masking

I am trying to configure my domain to forward to my app engine application. For the forwarding I can choose from "forward only" and "forward with masking". Assume my domain is called "myDomain.com" ...
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Is GoDaddy SSL standard certificate compatible with all browsers?

Could you answer to at least one of these questions: Is GoDaddy SSL standard certificate compatible with all browsers (Chrome and Safari on iPhone, or Android browsers included)? http://www.godaddy....
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Why is it recommended to combine WordPress and Godaddy for hosting?

I am learning how to build and maintain a website, but I'm coming across a lot of suggestions that sound redundant without explanation. For example, if I already have a website on WordPress but want ...
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Physical memory usage issues with WordPress plugins

Occasionally, my website that's hosted with GoDaddy is crashing due to physical memory overload. My host told me that PHP processes are overloading the server, and to try to find out which WordPress ...
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Can I sell a .eu domain to a registrant outside the European Union?

I would like to sell my domain, which is a .eu domain. The Wikipedia page states that .eu domains may only be registered by residents of member states of the European Union. For that reason, I ...
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Can I enable GZIP on Godaddy?

One of my sites lives on GoDaddy's bottom-of-the-line cheap hosting, I have the correct code in my .htaccess file, but it's not compressing because mod_deflate is not loaded. How do I enable that? ...
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“Connection Reset”, “No data recieved” all of the time on my website

I'm building an imageboard, and for some reason this error happens all of the time (ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE). I talked to GoDaddy and they say everything seems fine on their side. Let's say you are ...
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what is the primary domain in godaddy for?

I just bought the deluxe web-hosting service of godaddy and am very confused with the term "primary domain". What is this thing for and can I remove it so I can organize my websites in different ...
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How to set up a 403 forbidden

I've recently set up my first commercial website for someone, with godaddy hosting. I want to set up a 403 forbidden on several directories (and their contents) that are referenced to through php ...
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GoDaddy URL forwarding while keeping relative path

I'm hosting my website on Google App Engine and my domain name on GoDaddy. Google App Engine does not allow you to have naked URLs. So it doesn't allow you to have example.com but does allow you to ...
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Godaddy Server location?

I recently changed my Godaddy shared hosting's location from US to a Europe based data center. After the migration I looked up the new server's IP and it's based in the US too. ("Arizona - Scottsdale ...
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How do I transfer an SSL certificate to a new server

I have a site running on GoDaddy shared hosting, which is going to be moved over to a VPS. The site has a SSL certificate from GoDaddy. How can I move over the certificate in a seamless way, so that ...
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How to avoid emails going through secureserver.net

I use Zoho.com as my email provider for me@mydomain.com. In Gmail, if an email does not use DKIM, a red padlock is shown next to the "From" address (I think). I investigated why emails from me@...
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Godaddy Resourse limit reached for wordpress site

Before jumping into the question let me give details about my site. I have a blog that is a coding blog so I have tutorials and code samples on it. I am running WordPress self-hosted as my platform. ...
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Why my sub-domain redirect returns a blank page?

I have the domain http://dropbox.tombrito.com/ (on GoDaddy) forwarding with masking to www.dropbox.com/sh/k6ypvx4y4kf0gu6/rdjxQ1b1OL It was working fine some time ago, but now the result is a blank ...
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Firebase hosting: www.example.com redirect to example.com not working

I have bought a domain from GoDaddy, and I want to host a static website using firebase hosting. When connected to firebase, example.com works. But when I want to redirect www.example.com to example....
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Why won't webmail receive emails from outside my domain?

I'm new to GoDaddy Linux cPanel web hosting. I've created multiple email accounts @my-domain using cPanel. These addresses can send mail successfully to each other and also to any other email account ...
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Many “429” crawl errors in Google Webmaster Tools with GoDaddy Managed Wordpress Hosting and Cloudflare

Following setup: GoDaddy Managed Wordpress Hosting + SSL Cloudflare as CDN Google Webmaster Tools shows all pages with 429 crawl error. I tested manually and with tools like monitor.us and I couldn'...
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transfer domain from godaddy

I bought a domain name on godaddy a couple of weeks (before SOPA) back. Now I want to transfer the hosting to bluehost where I have my other domains. When I try to transfer, bluehost tells me The ...
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Will GoDaddy's domain forwarding affect subdomains?

I have an old domain registered with GoDaddy. Let's say it's olddomain.com. I want olddomain.com and www.olddomain.com to go to www.newdomain.com. The complication is that I have a few subdomains ...
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What is 'hitnodes.php' on a GoDaddy shared hosting server?

At my company, our website is hosted with GoDaddy's shared hosting service. I was tidying up the html folder today and noticed a file called hitnodes.php which I hadn't noticed before. It was only 16 ...
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How can I add sub1.sub2.example.com to my GoDaddy hosting account?

I'm using GoDaddy's Ultimate hosting plan, and I'd like to know how to add sub.sub domain to it. For example, I want to create a site as es.n.example.com. However, GoDaddy tells me when I add the dot ...
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Domain, Hosting and DNS management on 3 seperate providers - is this possible?

I wanted to know if its possible to do the following: Buy Domain from GoDaddy. Buy Hosting from HostGator. Buy DNS Management from DNS Made Easy.
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DNS forwarding used to point GoDaddy DNS to Heroku app: this doesn't work from a corporate network, why?

My domain on GoDaddy is set up with DNS forwarding to the Heroku app. This works fine from all the internet connections I've tried except for the one at work. How can I troubleshoot this issue? Is it ...
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GoDaddy's 301 redirect/forwarding has some weird random middleman URL, kills link juice?

I'm trying to use GoDaddy's 301 redirect, which is named as domain forwarding. I set up forwarding DomainA.example to DomainB.example as 301 "type". I noticed DomainA.example is still indexed in ...
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enable email on Godaddy when using Zerigo on Heroku hosted app

A little recap of what I have done ... and then my questions Q1, Q2 and Q3 1 - I developed a RoR app that I deployed on Heroku. biowatts.heroku.com 2 - I bought a domain name at GoDaddy: ...
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Adding SPF records in GoDaddy

I have the GoDaddy hosting and send mail using the following code: $to = "demomail@gmail.com"; $subject = "Test mail"; $message = "Hello! This is a simple email message."; $from = "info@...
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Change domain registrar from GoDaddy to Google

I would like to change domain registrar from GoDaddy to Google (with Google Apps services). But when I go on https://www.google.com/a/my_domain.com, I have this message: Sorry, you've reached a ...
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GoDaddy: RewriteCond in .htaccess not working with “beginning of the line” (^)

I have .htaccess containing RewriteCond and RewriteRule. It used to work just fine (it's been a long time since I last checked), but now it has stopped working. I have narrowed it down to the ...
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Do subdomains need to be defined through domain registrar?

I have bought a new domain name from GoDaddy. Let's say it is abcd.com. On GoDaddy's DNS Managing page, I changed A(Host) part to @ = 74.125.232.215 which is www.google.co.uk's IP address. Now if ...
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How do I setup a permanent redirect from one domain to another?

I have a domain, say www.example.com which is redirected to a website built in Google Sites. I don't want different search engines treat example.com as a different site from www.example.com. How do I ...
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How to make so that a first domain name redirects to second one but the URL displays the first domain name?

I have first domain name registered with some domain name registrar, for which I don't have web hosting account, only dns hosting. I have second domain name registered with godaddy, with web hosting ...
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How to bulk migrate domains from GoDaddy to Namecheap without downtime?

I have about 5-10 domains registered by GoDaddy. The DNS on most of these is provided by GoDaddy as well. I'm using SOPA as an excuse to migrate away - I've hated GoDaddy for several years now, and ...
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How was a domain in clientRenewProhibited state able to be renewed?

I'm trying to get a domain. It has the following statuses: Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited Domain Status: ...
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When I search on my domain name in a browser, the IP address is returned for my site hosted with GoDaddy and NGINX

The IP address of my site is returned when I do domain name search in my browser. I am using: GoDaddy Hosting Nginx Node.js Obviously I would like the domain name and not the IP address, how can ...
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Attach a Wordpress.org blog to my BigCommerce Store as a sub-domain

I am stuck in a peculiar situation. I have a store on BigCommerce configured with a domain from GoDaddy (mystore.com). I recently created a custom wordpress blog and hosted it on 1and1 hosting (...
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Using GoDaddy email AND Google Apps

We have 8 people that need emails addresses in our company. 3 need email only, while 5 need emails and the features from Google Apps. We would like to continue to host email for the 3 on GoDaddy, ...
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Cloud Providers vs Traditional Hosts

I'm rolling up my sleeves and trying to tackle the fundamental concepts of cloud computing for the first time. I am planning to build a highly-scalable web application, and can't ignore the potential ...
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Alternative to GoDaddy's ConsoliDate feature (change domain expiration date)

I've been using GoDaddy to manage about 50 domain names for a few years, but recently decided to move (probably to namecheap) because of the elephant killing incident. One GoDaddy's feature I like a ...
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Custom Heroku Domain redirecting to random website

I'm helping a friend out with her Rails App, and this morning the custom domain started automatically redirecting to freelancer.com instead of the App. The automatically created Heroku subdomain, i.e. ...
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GoDaddy URL redirect won't work with affixed www

I have a mydomain.com that I recently redirected to my-new-domain.com using the forward option 301 in GoDaddy. It is working fine when I typed in mydomain.com, but when I typed it with the affixed ...
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Best FREE Mailing List Manager on Shared Hosting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the a good mailing list manager/platform? What's the best FREE (open-source) (and/or easy to install) Mailing List Manager to be used on Godaddy's Shared Hosting (...
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what to do when your WordPress database is too large?

My WordPress site's database is nealy reaching 1GB which is the limitation of my host (GoDaddY), what should I do? I can't purchase a dedicated solution for it? There must be a way out to split this ...
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Get IP address of website

How do I access my website using the IP address? I tried to ping my site example.com and it gives the IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, but when I try to browse my website using the IP address its responded ...
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Difference between forwarding and redirecting in GoDaddy?

I have a GoDaddy account with a domain and hosting, and I see that I can forward the subdomains in https://dcc.godaddy.com/ or redirect subdomains in Hosting->Settings->"URL Redirects". What's the ...