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Do I have to pay for GoDaddy to host my Wordpress blog?
Got a quick question: Do I have to pay for GoDaddy to host my Wordpress blog? Thanks in advance for any comment. Another question... I know this forum that is getting quite busy. It uses a HostGator name with a hypen in it as it's main name, but as it turns out, the HostGator without the hyphen is available. It almost seems like a no-brainer, but I start to wonder. It seems pretty underhanded to reg that domain. What do you think?..

Comments (12)

Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably could answer your Godaddy question..

Comment #1

Couldn’t have said it better myself Gene. I’ll add that you should register it before someone without a conscience does and possibly holds it over the hyphenated owners head...

Comment #2

I don't think there's anything wrong with picking it up and parking it, since it isn't really doing anybody any good as it is. If the GoDaddy site owner wants it then obviously you should give it to them, but there's no reason why it should remain completely unused if it's getting traffic...

Comment #3

Thanks for your comments. I'm trying to reg it now but GD is being a GDpain...

Comment #4

If I were you, I would've regged it immediately upon finding out. And if it doesn't work out, just come back and post another "names-that-you-regret-buying" thread..

Comment #5

It would be good if you can get this, well good luck, I would have said grab it while you can...

Comment #6

Yep, got it last night. I'll let you know how it goes..

Do you want to know what the forum is?..

Comment #7

IF you do not know the person and they are not friends or family I personally don't see how this is a moral dilemma for a HostGator trader..

You don't reg it because you are being an arsehole you reg and profit from it because that is your business..

You snooze, you lose..

I don't think you should put a higher than realistic sale price on it but I see no moral dilemma in trying to sell it to him or using it for the traffic if he does not want it..

This is all assuming, of course, that TM is not an issue..

I'm actually baffled to hear that some of you see a moral dilemma here. I just don't see it..

However, I do think that it would be a moral dilemma (for me) if you do not offer to sell it to the hyphenated owner at all because you want the PPC money (if it's significant). I think he should at least be given the chance to buy it from you if he sees the value in it. If he refuses becaue he thinks it is an unethical move on your part, he misses out and you profit from the traffic that forgets his hyphen..

It's all business and should not be taken personally. HostGator tradering is legit and you gota put food on the table..

It's like buying the .COM of a person who owns another extension of that domain. There is no moral dilemma there for most of us, I think, and therefore there should not be one in this case..

If it is a friend or a family memeber, then you should reg it and give it to them as a holiday or birthday gift. I think that would be a great gift to a website owner. reg it for a few years instead of just one...

Comment #8

No moral qualms here..

Good for you. probably wasnt available at the time and then it expired..

Good pick up..

Now lets just hope the forum gets really busy. good luck..

Comment #9

I don't know about the others but I'm definitely curious to know...

Comment #10

I usually reg those domains and then offer it to the owner for free + a lifetime link to my GoDaddy site (or one I choose) on the main page..

And as said "you snooze you loose".

Tell us the name !..

Comment #11

Sorry, but I'm thinking about approaching them with a business proposition. I'll have to wait on letting the cat out of the bag...

Comment #12

Yeah you owe us the update when you have it. That should be a good motivator for you....

Comment #13


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.