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Domain expired, GoDaddy holds it and is asking more money

In gTLD world, such as .COM it goes around like that: when a domain hits its expiration date, the registry auto-renews it this opens a 45 days period where the registrar can decide either to do ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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Why is it recommended to combine WordPress and Godaddy for hosting?

You may be confused as to what WordPress is. It is several things: First, it is software that can be installed within a web space as a content management system (CMS). This can be installed using ...
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Godaddy Server location?

Do a traceroute on the IP address in question and you will more than likely find that the IP address traces to Europe somewhere. The whois record for the IP address in question is simply returning the ...
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Firebase hosting: www.example.com redirect to example.com says "domain not verified"

I have had the same issue, example.com worked just fine but www.example.com didn't. Turned out that www.example.com needs www in the name value instead of @ for reason unknown, But @ worked for ...
Paramvir Singh Karwal's user avatar
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Why is it recommended to combine WordPress and Godaddy for hosting?

You will need: A domain registrar A DNS host A web host Software Content In your above example, WordPress is referring to the content management system (CMS) software available from wordpress.org, ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Opt out of performance monitoring on site hosted by GoDaddy

2020 Solution: How to opt-out of this GoDaddy's program and remove the inserted script: Login to your GoDaddy account Go to your My Products Under Web Hosting, click Manage on the right-most of the ...
Logan Wayne's user avatar
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My Websites were hacked - how to remove virus?

WordPress hacks are common and frustrating. There is obviously a vulnerability that is allowing them access. Most likely this is through a plugin. To answer your questions: Have you used anything ...
Steve's user avatar
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Will GoDaddy's domain forwarding affect subdomains?

I had another domain which only had one subdomain on it, so I used it as a test. Setting up the redirect did not affect my existing subdomains (A records). Update: checking the "Update my ...
THE JOATMON's user avatar
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Why is it recommended to combine WordPress and Godaddy for hosting?

What closetnoc said. Just to confirm that if you're starting off a hobby-website (or even a small professional site) it is fine to go with godaddy as your domain provider (not as a host) and ...
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Is there a way to re-acquire an expired domain without paying the huge fees for a "Premium" domain?

We never really own domains. We apply to rent them when they aren't being rented by anyone else and then we continue to rent them on an ongoing yearly basis. Any time we stop renting them, another ...
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Forwarding a GoDaddy domain, but HTTPS requests are not forwarding

Godaddy's forwarding services have problems and shouldn't be used: GoDaddy's 301 redirect/forwarding has some weird random middleman URL, kills link juice? They don't support HTTPS One way to solve ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Godaddy Resourse limit reached for wordpress site

This can be due to a wide range of factors including the number of plugins that you are running. Some factors that need to be taken into consideration are... Is Caching Enabled How Many Images Are ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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Godaddy Resourse limit reached for wordpress site

RAM usage by Linux Linux will generally eat a lot of RAM to avoid disk caching (swap file) and does not indicate that anything is wrong if you have little to no ram free. You should only consider it ...
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How to redirect example.com to http://example.com?

Google Chrome (and possibly other browsers) hide the http:// part in the browser address bar, but it is there. If your site is accessible on example.com then you are accessing it at http://example.com/...
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Godaddy expired domain transfer

I finally figured it out. You need to turn off the "domain protection" plan. GoDaddy has a domain protection plan to protect privacy etc. Now when the domain expires you can't downgrade/turn ...
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How can I mask an AWS site with a domain registered with godaddy?

Domain "masking" typically involves loading a website from another domain within an iframe (and if I remember correctly, this is how GoDaddy's masking feature works). But if the target ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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How can I mask an AWS site with a domain registered with godaddy?

As best I've ever been able to tell thus "url/domain masking" is a made-up term used by a few web providers - They are nothing more then frames or iframes. From a technical POV there is no ...
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How can I access my GoDaddy account if the email and pin was changed by a hacker?

You need to contact GoDaddy directly. Even though SecureServer is connected (and maybe even be them) you need to go directly to GoDaddy. Their phone number is on their website at the top as is a ...
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How does x10hosting connect your domain to their servers/DNS

A simpler answer: In the nameserver change process you described, you're telling Godaddy, "Hey when someone types in my site (yoursite.com) send them to these files (hosting account). And when ...
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How do I transfer an SSL certificate to a new server

I'm not sure if GoDaddy is hosting Windows Virtual Private Server (IIS Web Server). If your server is Windows/IIS, you can export the PKCS12 cert with private key (password protected) and then import ...
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Firebase Custom Domain - add admin subdomain?

The mistake here is not understanding the what A and CNAME records support: A records will only support IP addresses. CNAME records will only support valid domains. Therefore using a full URL path ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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Bought domain for $10, a year after asked for $25 to renew

It's quite typical of GoDaddy to have a low introductory offer for the first year. But the "renewal" costs are hard to find. This is, unfortunately, quite common practise, but not necessarily "...
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GoDaddy OCSP issues

The problem was that GoDaddy's OCSP responders were unreliable and connections were timing out. It's been a long while, but I believe that the solution we landed on was to simply change Nginx's ...
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Can Google see all my registered domains if I verify site ownership in Google Webmaster Tools using my GoDaddy account?

No, because: You are allowing GoDaddy to access your Google account. You are not allowing Google to access your GoDaddy account. If you take a look at the picture below, then you can clearly see ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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Setting up an email account using godaddy's cpanel hosting service

You're mistaking A records with MX records, mail.example.com is an A record setup automatically by cPanel and is not relevant to the setup of MX records which are needed for email to work. The ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
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Firebase hosting: www.example.com redirect to example.com says "domain not verified"

It was frustrating to get stuck in that, but after a while, I figure out Godaddy has a built in subdomain registration. To solve this problem, simply got GoDaddy->Select your domain->DNS Management->...
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Most cost effective option for securing 1000+ websites (SSL)

Moving to a system using acme (or DNS if your systems have the hooks) and using Letsencrypt will likely the way to go. Certbot makes this easy. Total cost for certs is your time setting it up as a one ...
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Is it possible to use godaddy only for domain registration or transfer?

Yes, you can use them just for domain registration and no other services. Simply register the domain and don't buy any hosting. If the registrar places their own advertisement on the domain, edit DNS ...
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