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OpenSSL Heartbleed: We’ve Patched Our Servers
Apr 08, 2014
Less than 36 hours ago, we learned about a potential security exploit called “Heartbleed” on some websites that use an SSL to secure customer information. If you want more details about the vulnerability, there’s an article in The New York Times about it and a lot of information on the Heartbleed website. This is what’s important to know: Heartbleed […]
Shared Hosting Outage Resolved
Mar 24, 2014
Earlier, some of our cPanel and Plesk hosting customers experienced non-responsive websites, had trouble accessing their sites, and administering their accounts. This issue has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.
SkyDrive = OneDrive & Web Apps = Office Online
Mar 14, 2014
One love. One life. OneDrive. Oh, and Office Online. You see, Microsoft? recently changed SkyDrive’s name to OneDrive. Plus, Web Apps’ name changed to Office Online. So, don’t be surprised when you see OneDrive in place of SkyDrive and Web Apps in place of Office Online. It’s all a part of plan.
Managed WordPress Hosting Issues Resolved
Mar 12, 2014
Today we had two brief issues with our Managed WordPress Hosting that caused websites to be unavailable for about an hour and then again for fifteen minutes. Our engineers acted quickly and the issue was resolved. Since then, we have not seen any further disruptions in service. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have […]
Plesk Release Notes: Feb. 14
Feb 14, 2014
This week, Plesk has three new features: Support for PHP Wincache — This will help websites using PHP applications’ performance. We have details in our Support Center. WebMatrix Publish Profiles — If you built your website using Microsoft’s WebMatrix?, we offer easy-to-use “publish profiles” to get your work live on the Web. Check out our […]
cPanel Supports PHP 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, & 5.5
Jan 29, 2014
Earlier today we rolled out some packages to let customers use legacy versions of PHP. We recommend using our default (PHP 5.4), but if your application requires a different version, we’ve got them available. For instructions to change your cPanel shared hosting account’s PHP version, see our support documentation here.
Attract More Business with Get Found
Jan 10, 2014
Your potential customers are searching for your products and services on the Web right now, but what if inaccurate or nonexistent info led them to pursue your competitors. Ouch! With our new Get Found product, you can easily showcase your business everywhere your customers are already looking: Google®, Facebook®, Yelp®, TripAdvisor®, OpenTable®, Yahoo!®, Citysearch®, Foursquare® […]
About Retiring Our Web Stats Program
Nov 23, 2013
A few customers have reached out and asked us about our decision to stop offering our free Web stats program on our Web Hosting (a.k.a. 4GH) accounts. We wanted to give you some background information about how this works and what we plan to do moving forward. Some Background The application we’re removing from the...
Help Yourself to Some Support
Nov 15, 2013
Home to our Help articles, blog posts, forums and more, GoDaddy Support is where millions of customers like you go to get help. We know you’re busy fulfilling your dreams online, so we want you to find the help you need quickly. With your goals in mind, we simplified and streamlined our main Support page....
Security Best Practices
Nov 08, 2013
In this day in age, you can never be too secure. From online phishing scams, to phone calls, there are some people who want to your sensitive information (credit cards, social security numbers, account information, etc.). So, with that in mind, here are some ways to make sure that you continue to make your lives...
mod_pagespeed Security Patched at GoDaddy
Oct 29, 2013
Google® recently announced a security vulnerability in its module mod_pagespeed. The module itself increases websites’ load time by automating some best practices like combining CSS and extending the cache. Before this public announcement, though, Google reached out to all of their major partners using the module to alert them to the issue. To keep our...
Following New gTLDs For Status Updates
Oct 29, 2013
For those of you who’ve explored the Extensions Landing Page, get ready for a new look that will BLOW YOUR MIND! Check out the awesome design! It’s pretty outstanding. New Features Follow Opt-In — You can “follow” a domain extension and receive updates regarding its pre-registration status. That’s right, we ditched the term “watch” to...
Find International Themes in Website Builder 7
Oct 25, 2013
We’ve been hard at work coming up with new Website Builder v7 themes to appeal to the needs of our international customers. With images related to your local culture and content in your national language, you can now build your website with images and copy that target your customers and website visitors. Now, when you...
SEO Wizard in Website Builder v7 Business Plus Plans: Helping Your Business Get Found Online
Oct 25, 2013
You’re not alone. One of the things that a lot of people don’t quite understand when building a website and online presence is Search Engine Optimization, including what it is and why it’s important. However, you know that you want your current and potential customers to find your website when searching online using Google®, Bing®,...
Office 365 Offers GoDaddy Domains
Oct 02, 2013
As if Microsoft? Office 365?s GoDaddy DNS wizard wasn’t awesome enough, now you can purchase GoDaddy domain names directly from the Office 365 interface. Then, the Office 365 setup wizard automatically configures the domain name’s DNS records to work with the products you select, such as Exchange, Lync™, and SharePoint?. If you don’t have a...
Mac Users Get a Desktop Tools Update
Oct 02, 2013
Recently, our UX team worked with our Development team to completely redesign the look, features, and functionality of Workspace Desktop Tools to streamline the customer experience. Now, the time has come to send this update to our Mac-loving customers. Over the next month, we’ll be slowly rolling out the new Desktop Tools to all of...
It’s Time to Upgrade 1024-Bit Certificates
Sep 26, 2013
We’ve known for years that this day would come. It’s time say a final farewell to 1024-bit encryption. Back in 2010, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) advised Certificate Authorities (CAs) that 1024-bit encryption might not be secure for much longer. Ever since the Certificate Authority Browser (CAB) Forum published new baseline...
Join ShareASale & Earn Up to 40% Commission
Sep 25, 2013
We’re proud to announce that GoDaddy joined the ShareASale Affiliate Network yesterday! ShareASale makes it easy for you to earn up to 40-percent commission on GoDaddy sales generated directly from a link on your website. Here’s how you can get started: Go to ShareASale.com, click Affiliate Sign Up, and then complete the sign-up application. Log...
GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping Adds Invoicing
Sep 20, 2013
Formerly known as Outright, GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping has an awesome new invoicing feature. Seriously, this feature is the bees knees. All your small business finances, all in one place. Save time. Get paid. Get back to business. Not only does GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping’s Invoicing feature allow you to add and send out invoices, it also...
Sync Your Twitter with Your Website Builder Site
Sep 18, 2013
GoDaddy’s new partnership with Twitter? makes it easy for you to create a consistent online presence for your business. With hundreds of millions of people using a variety of social media outlets daily (over 200 million on Twitter alone), you can’t afford to ignore the impact that social media has on your customers and their...
Now Available: Custom Contact Forms in Website Builder v7
Sep 06, 2013
You asked for it and we’re delivering. Awesome, right!? You can now customize your Contact Form in Website Builder 7. No longer do you have to rely on the standard “Email address, Subject, Message” format for your Contact Form. You can add fields for your visitors’ contact information, add questions or options to the form,...
Use Your GoDaddy Domain with Office 365
Sep 06, 2013
DNS configuration isn’t exactly something synonymous with fast, until now. In less than a minute and a half, Microsoft? Office 365 can update the DNS records for your GoDaddy domain name! With Office 365, you can use a custom domain name with Exchange email, Lync instant messenger, and SharePoint sites. Manually updating your DNS records...
Critical Update for Joomla! Users
Aug 14, 2013
On June 25, 2013, an unauthorized uploads vulnerability was reported for Joomla!? 2.5.13 and earlier 2.5.x versions. This vulnerability is critical, so it’s imperative that you install an update as soon as possible. The problem: Inadequate filtering lets attackers bypass file type upload restrictions. For example, if someone attempts to upload a .php file, Joomla!...
Categorize your Business and Show/Hide your Contact Info in Website Builder 7
Aug 14, 2013
Website Builder version 7 now gives you the opportunity to select a category that best describes your business. This option is on the Site Info tab in your Site Settings where you also can connect with your Twitter® and Facebook® accounts and update your site or business name, contact email address, and physical address and...
Add Blog Content with an RSS Feed on Your Website Builder 7 Site
Aug 07, 2013
In our latest release for Website Builder 7, we added the ability to include a blog or RSS feed. What is an RSS feed, you ask? Well, “RSS” stands for “Rich Site Summary” and it’s a format for delivering regularly-changing Web content, such as from a blog. Many news sites, blogs, and other online publishers...
5 Types of New Domains
Aug 07, 2013
Each new gTLD extension has a purpose – to help unify a group and enhance user interaction – and our plan is to help you find the right domain name to use as your online identity. With nearly 1,900 new gTLD applications, soon there will be a domain name for everyone. As registration guidelines and...
Preview Website Builder 7 Themes
Aug 02, 2013
It’s really hard to decide if you like a particular website theme just by looking at a still image of the Home page, isn’t it? Yeah, we thought so, too. That’s why we have added a “live” preview of themes in Website Builder 7. On the Themes page in the Website Builder, when you move...
Is WordPress Multisite right for me?
Aug 02, 2013
If you’ve heard of WordPress? Multisite (also known as Multiuser and, formerly, MU), maybe it sounded like something you ought to try out. Maybe you felt allured by the idea of updating one central core instead of a bunch of individual sites; maybe your inner-geek felt the siren pull of trying out some new technology....
New Email Setup Wizard in Workspace Control Center
Aug 01, 2013
We’ve gone and made it easy for you, again. Now, you can quickly and easily set up email on your mobile device or desktop email client using the Email Setup Wizard in the Workspace Control Center. Just log in to your Account Manager, and then click Email, and the Workspace Control Center opens. Then, located...
Have Your Navigation and Eat It, Too
Aug 01, 2013
Yes, indeed, it’s true. You can now add up to two levels of submenus in your navigation in Website Builder version 7. Here’s an idea of what the final product could look like: I’m sure this is going to make it easier for people to hover over your Home page and find the Services page...
A Whole New World
Jul 25, 2013
I’m a huge fan of our new picture editor in Website Builder version 7. Seriously, this text editor is one of my favorite Website Builder options. Now, when you go to edit an image, this is the Image Editor you’ll see: If you have a Business or Business Plus plan, you now get an advanced...
Google Shopping Requires More Information
Jul 25, 2013
In Quick Shopping Cart?, you can make your products searchable with a free service from Google? called Google Shopping. To use this service with your Quick Shopping Cart account, you will now need to provide a little more information than in the past. Google’s updated process requires you to designate one (or more) of the...
700+ New Domains Coming Soon!
Jul 22, 2013
GoDaddy’s been very involved with the gTLD expansion, and over the past few months we’ve been working on ways to support up to 700 new domain names. It’s a lot of work, but we’ve finally created a place where you can see and interact with the new gTLD extensions coming this fall: the gTLD Extensions...
More Support for Small Businesses
Jul 22, 2013
Do you need help launching an online presence for your business, or building a stronger business presence on the Web to promote your brand and reach more customers and prospects? You’re in luck! We created more than 65 new Support articles to help small business owners like you with everything from starting a website to running...
Let There Be Music
Jul 16, 2013
In WSB v7?s quest to be the best site builder out there (and who would argue that it isn’t!?), our developers added a convenient little function that lets you play music on your site. Take a look at where it’s located, and what it could look like on your site: For more information on how...
AddThis to Your Social Media
Jul 15, 2013
Website Builder is so convenient, you can show your 500 closest Facebook? friends your published website within seconds. You see, once you publish your Website Builder version 7 site, you’ll see the following social media options appear in a sidebar on the left side of the page; These options make it super simple for you...
Backing Up and Restoring Your WSB Site
Jul 09, 2013
Yep, I’m happy to announce that you can now back up and restore your WSB v7 site. I know you’re excited to learn how this is going to work, so check out how to perform a backup here. There are some things you should know about this process, like: We do five automatic backups: when...
Easy Database Retires Soon
Jun 26, 2013
It’s that time, folks. Easy Database (EZDB) is retiring this Monday, July 1, at 9:00 a.m. (. To help those of you who didn’t see the retiring soon notifications, we’ve created a way to export data tables after the product is retired: special account access. If you need access to your account for any reason...
Automatically Set Up Email on Your iOS Device… It’s Easy!
Jun 25, 2013
If you’re running iOS 6 or later, you can automatically set up email on your Apple® iOS device, including the iPhone® and iPad®, simply by entering your email address and password using our iOS Auto Setup tool. It’s super easy to use and we even configure the port and server information for you. During the...
Website Builder v7 / Search Engine Visibility Integration
Jun 12, 2013
We’ve added another great feature toWebsite Builder (WSB) v7. We know you’ve been asking for SEO upgrades, so we responded. Now, you can export right from Search Engine Visibility (SEV). It’s not just meta tags; you can also send the robots.txt file and the sitemap to WSB v7. NOTE: To send Search Engine Visibility information...
NoWebSitis Threatens Small Businesses
Jun 06, 2013
Folks, an epidemic is sweeping the nation and it must be stopped. It’s called NoWebSitis: the condition in which a small business does not have a website. Tragic, I know. The good news is we have the cure. But we need help spreading the word, which is why we’ve created a NoWebSitis Facebook App, through...
The New Domain Manager is Here
Jun 04, 2013
We’re proud to introduce a new version of the Domain Manager. The interface is vastly improved, with a clean and friendly look. Getting things done is easier now, thanks to a new domain list view with in-line actions and a domain detail view with actionable summary information. We’ve also streamlined processes so you can do...
WHMCS Security Advisory for 4.5, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2
May 17, 2013
WHMCS recently sent out this security advisory: WHMCS Security Advisory for 4.5, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 http://blog.whmcs.com/?t=73290 ======================================== WHMCS has released new patches for the 4.5, 5.0, 5.1 and 5.2 minor releases. These updates provide targeted changes to address security concerns with the WHMCS product. You are highly encouraged to update immediately. WHMCS has rated these...
Simplified Quick Shopping Cart Payment Options Page
May 06, 2013
We’ve updated and simplified the Quick Shopping Cart® Payment Options page. Now, you can purchase and apply an SSL certificate, set up a merchant account, and configure all your payment options in one place. To get started, log in to your Quick Shopping Cart account, and then from Set Up menu, in the Operations section,...
Announcing Website Builder Version 7
Apr 26, 2013
We’re very excited to present you with Website Builder v7. We’ve heard your feedback over the last year and have spent much time and effort designing a cutting-edge, revolutionary, Web design tool. We’ve made it extremely easy for you to build a stunning website and get online in a matter of minutes…with no technical skills....
Affiliates Earn Increased Commission
Apr 26, 2013
Get ready to earn more cash! To show our appreciation for Go Daddy Direct Affiliates like you, we’re simplifying our commission structure and giving your earning potential a boost. Starting May 1, 2013, you can earn 40% commission on all new customers’ orders! The simplified terms let you earn an increased commission on almost all...
Setting Up Email is Quick and Easy
Apr 18, 2013
So, you purchased an email account and you’re saying, “Now what?” Well, use it, of course! To start using your email account, simply set up your personalized email address by following our easy instructions. Once you create your email, you can log in to Web-Based Email at email.secureserver.net to send and receive email messages. If...
Phasing Out All IP Addresses in SSLs
Apr 17, 2013
We’re in the process of phasing out the use of intranet names and IP addresses as Primary Domain Names or the Subject Alternative Names (SANs) in SSL certificates. We’ve mentioned this in the past, but there’s one key difference now: This change applies to all IP addresses, not just reserved ones. This is an industry-wide...
Sharing Files in Online Storage with a Subdomain
Apr 17, 2013
Since the dawn of time… okay, at least since the dawn of the Internet, people have been searching for the best way to store and share files online. Well, we’ve got your answer: Online Storage. But, not just any ol’ online storage solution. I’m talking about a way to create a URL that is specifically...
AddThis in Shopping Cart
Apr 16, 2013
“Add what?” you ask? AddThis is the latest addition to Quick Shopping Cart®. This feature replaces the existing social widget (for those who have it enabled) and lets you share your store items through more than three hundred—yes, 300+—social media apps. Getting Started Log in to your Quick Shopping Cart account, go to Set Up...
Japanese, Chinese, and Korean-character IDNs are available for .CO
Apr 16, 2013
Starting today, April 15, you can register .co Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) with Japanese, Chinese, and Korean characters. This is great news for people who want to register a .co domain name in these languages. Understood around the world as an abbreviation for company, corporation, or commerce, .co domain names are easy to recognize, simple...
Parallels Security Issue – Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Apr 16, 2013
Parallels recently sent out this Security Advisory. Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x, 10.x, 11.x – Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Parallels Customer, Please read this message in its entirety and take the recommended actions. Situation Parallels Plesk Panel privilege escalation vulnerabilities have been discovered and are described in VU#310500 and CVE-2013-0132, CVE-2013-0133 (CVSS score 4.4 – http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/310500). Impact...
Brute-Force Attacks Continue to Target Customers
Apr 12, 2013
Over the past several days we have seen a sharp increase of brute-force attacks on our system. These attacks attempt to gain access to customer accounts that have weak passwords. While these attacks are nothing new – our Security team identifies and defeats dozens of them every day – this current wave is sophisticated and...
What’s in an (Email Address) Name?
Apr 09, 2013
Your email address is often the first impression you give potential customers and clients. And you never get a second chance at that first impression, so make it a good one. If you want to be perceived as a professional, you need to think about your entire brand. Your email address represents both you and...
Invalid .UK Contact Information
Apr 02, 2013
The .uk registry, Nominet, has identified several thousand .co.uk, .me.uk, and .org.uk domains with invalid contact information. Due to contact information requirements, our system has made it mandatory that each registrant update inaccurate contact information by June 30, 2013. Quite simply, the contact name, business name, and address associated with each domain must be correct....
Sort By Feature in Quick Shopping Cart
Apr 01, 2013
We just launched a new Sort By feature in Quick Shopping Cart®. Now, your online store visitors can sort products by a number of different options, such as popularity, title, and price. ? ? Although this feature is available, it doesn’t display automatically. To activate it, log in to your Quick Shopping Cart account, go...
New to server management?
Mar 27, 2013
If your website requires the power of a server but you aren’t experienced with server management, we emphatically recommend purchasing a server with Parallels? Plesk Panel. Having a control panel like Parallels Plesk Panel makes managing a server much easier. It removes the mystery of running command lines to do things like set up user...
Create or Buy a Site that has Style
Mar 26, 2013
Want another way for customers to find you and still don’t have a website? We have several options that will make creating an online presence a breeze! If you’ve completed the first step toward online success — domain name registration — Congratulations! Now let’s take your progress one step further and create a website. Whether you...
Add Contacts and Groups in Workspace Webmail 6
Mar 19, 2013
We are happy to announce that you can now add Contacts in Workspace Webmail 6.Our innovative take on the old Address Book lets you quickly and easily add names and email addresses of your contacts. You can also include more details about each contact, including mailing address, phone numbers, and other information.
Up for Grabs: 42 Rare and Valuable .ORG Domains!
Mar 18, 2013
Today through March 28, Go Daddy Auctions? is teaming up with the Public Interest Registry (PIR). Why? To help make Project 94 a reality. How? By offering up for bid 42 rare and valuable one- and two-character .org domain names. PIR has never before released these domain names for registration. Proceeds go to programs that...
Why Your Business Needs to be Online
Mar 14, 2013
Technology has shaped the way we do business today. Basically, everything is and can be done online. But without a website or Web presence, businesses miss huge opportunities: more business, better engagement with customers, that little thing called ROI. Here are five reasons why your business needs to be online: 1. Expanded Audience: How else...
Outlook Easy Setup is Here
Mar 08, 2013
The Outlook Easy Setup feature creates an “autodiscover” entry under your SRV (Service) record in your domain’s Zone file. This record includes all the information Outlook needs to allow you to set up your email account, such as host name and port number.
Quick Shopping Cart Update: Category Management
Mar 07, 2013
Check out what we’ve done with Quick Shopping Cart®. We think you’ll be pleased with this release that simplifies category management and introduces drag-and-drop functionality to QSC. Categories Page We’ve redesigned the Categories page to make it easier to view categories. New Expand/Collapse All buttons let you easily view all your categories. Add a Category...
Flip out over the FTP File Manager
Mar 06, 2013
We’re excited to introduce a new and improved, built-in File Manager for our hosting accounts. The updated File Manager presents drag-and-drop functionality. And we’re not just talking about files, folks. You can now drag and drop folders from your desktop to the File Manager. Did you ever feel like the old FTP File Manager was...
Easy Database’s Retirement Plan
Feb 28, 2013
Starting today, Feb. 28, we will begin a four-month-long retirement process for Easy Database for Websites. Check out the information below to find out what you should expect and how we’ll help you during the transition: Feb. 28 – Easy Database won’t be available for renewal or purchase. Recommendations – You will have 4 months to...
Sharing Express Email Marketing Campaigns is Easy
Feb 27, 2013
Express Email Marketing® has solved two problems with its latest release. Say goodbye to not being able to view a campaign in email, and lack of sharing on Facebook® and Twitter®. There’s now a button that adds a link to campaigns, giving the option to view them in a new browser window. You can also...
Experiencing Relay Issues? What You Should Know
Feb 26, 2013
We’re noticing a trend with some of our email customers running out of relays (sent email messages) while using an email client, like Outlook?. But, they’re not the ones sending out all those email messages. A malware virus is using all their relays to send spam messages to the contacts in their address books. We...
10 Things Every Business Website Needs
Feb 26, 2013
As a website’s owner, you might have a slightly different focus than your customer. For instance, you might really want to show off a recent photo shoot of your cupcakes. They look amazingly delicious and everyone who sees them is definitely going to want a dozen-dozen. Customers, though, might really just want your phone number....
I just registered a domain name. Now what?
Feb 26, 2013
Domain name registration is one of the most important steps to creating an online presence, but what should you do next? Well, that all depends on your online goals. A list of popular online goals is listed below — In most cases, more than one will make sense for you and your company. Check them...
When do I need an SSL certificate for my business?
Feb 26, 2013
This question often confuses even the most technical online businesses, so don’t worry. You’re not alone. There are two main reasons you might need an SSL: If customers purchase products on your website If your website has a form for customers to fill out Having an SSL cert not only keeps your customers safe, it...
Why Your ‘About Us’ Page Matters
Feb 26, 2013
You know your website is at the top of its online game. It’s perfect. But, just how much have you thought about your website’s About Us page? If your answer is “slim to none,” you might want to reconsider your idea of perfection. While it might not seem like a big deal, making your About...
10 Strategies for Buying Domain Names
Feb 26, 2013
Finding the perfect domain name is tricky in the fast-paced, competitive world of online real estate.  However, there are some methods that can simplify the process of searching for and registering a domain name that suits your needs. Use the following strategies to find a great domain name and protect your valuable online real estate:...
5 Rules for Using Images on Your Website
Feb 26, 2013
Images play a huge role in setting the tone of your website. They can help build trust in your product and brand. Plus, they can make a visitor feel welcome and help them create an emotional attachment to your products. Of course, knowing how to use images can be a challenge. That’s why I’m here...
Why Your Brick-and-Mortar Business Needs a Website
Feb 26, 2013
Is your brick-and-mortar business one of the 60% that doesn’t have a website? If so, this is one time you’d be much better off in the minority. An online presence is crucial to the success of your business. About 85% of consumers search online for local products and services. That means people are searching for...
Why Social Media Matters for Your Small Business
Feb 26, 2013
Social media conversations are taking place all around us. Are you leveraging social media to connect with your customers? If not, you should. Social media is becoming an increasingly important way for small businesses to connect with their target market and potential customers. Think about it. Social media is the word-of-mouth advertisement for the 21st...
Protect Your Brand with Your Domain Name
Feb 22, 2013
Domain name registration is one of the first things a business owner should address when starting a new business — not only to protect their name, but also their reputation! Sounds simple, but a lot of people don’t think to register their domain name until it’s too late — and they pay the consequences. Many...
The Trouble with Paid Search Listings
Feb 22, 2013
To attract website visitors, many of our top affiliates use paid search listings through search engines like Google?, Bing?, and Yahoo!? Paid search listings can be an effective method of generating referrals through the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program. However, they can also put you in dire straits pretty quickly. Go Daddy does not let...
Tips for Keeping Your Online Accounts Secure
Feb 21, 2013
Our Chief Information Security Officer, Todd Redfoot, recently penned a post for Elliot’s Blog and it’s so awesome that we thought we’d share the info with you. Knowing that an outside party accessed one of your accounts can be incredibly frustrating and exhausting. But there are practical steps you can take to protect your accounts...
Getting Mobile with Web Hosting
Feb 19, 2013
Face it. Everyone is going mobile. Wouldn’t it make sense for your website to be mobile, too? We thought the same thing. Now, with Deluxe and Premium accounts, you can customize your mobile website. If you don’t like your changes, they’re easy to reset. If you prefer not to have a mobile version of your...
.org Auction Bidder Approval Begins
Feb 18, 2013
The Project 94 .org Event Auction is almost here! From March 18 to 28, 2013, Go Daddy Auctions® is offering 42 rare, valuable one- and two-character .org domain names. For Project 94, the Public Interest Registry (PIR) set aside these .org domain names for registrants who embody its core values. PIR has never released them...
Workspace Desktop & Online Storage: In Sync
Feb 15, 2013
You can use Workspace Desktop to share folders with your Online Storage account and computer. And, when you do this, there’s some important stuff you should know about this transaction of files, like: You can back up and drive map your folders and files as well. While syncing, if you select to Upload or Download...
Go Daddy Mobile iPhone App Update
Feb 11, 2013
Check out what’s new in our latest Go Daddy Mobile iPhone? app release (v.5.2): A homepage focused on you — We’re removing the banner ad from the app’s homepage and displaying only mobile-supported products that you own. Universal navigation — You can access the app’s navigation menu from nearly all pages. You’ll easily recognize the...
Calendar Events Roam with You
Feb 08, 2013
The last thing you’re thinking about while you’re roaming around the world is whether the calendar events on your iOS? device are going to adjust to the time zone you’re in. But, lucky for you, your device can handle all that math. For example, let’s say that you’re in Phoenix and set up a calendar...
Site Scanner: Answers to Your Top Questions
Feb 07, 2013
The world of Internet and website security can be a confusing one, I know. Fortunately, I also know a thing or two about Site Scanner, which checks your site for vulnerabilities and tells you if there’s ever a problem. I often get questions on what Site Scanner can and cannot see. Here are answers to...
5 Things You Need to Know about SEO
Feb 05, 2013
You’ve just launched your new website and you’re eager to share your big idea with the world. The next step to think about is search engine optimization, or SEO. This simply means getting your website listed on search engines and in front of people you want to attract. Don’t let SEO overwhelm you. Here’s a...
Protect Your Brand with Domain Names
Feb 05, 2013
It’s a fact — domain names are great investments. They help you protect and brand your company, in a way that no other online product can. Just think about it: Domain names are how visitors find your online business. So just like your home has a street address, your website has an Internet address! But...
Information Regarding the ‘My Account’ Malfunction on January 30, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
On January 30, Go Daddy’s account management interface experienced a login issue between 12:15 and 1:30 p.m., Arizona time. We immediately resolved the issue, investigated its cause, and took remedial measures to ensure that the issue will not re-occur. Only a very small subset of our customers who were actively logged in to their account...
Requesting an SSL Certificate? Read This First
Jan 31, 2013
There are some changes coming down the road for secure certificates. And, if you’re looking to purchase a new certificate, you’ll want to pay special attention. I know you all remember this post, when we announced changes to the protocol for registering certificates. Starting today, we no longer allow the registration of new certificates with...
Now – Feb. 24: Buy a Costco Bundle, Get a Cash Card
Jan 31, 2013
Now through Feb. 24, Costco members can receive $10 Costco Cash Cards if they purchase Business or eCommerce bundles at GoDaddy.com/Costco. After you purchase a qualifying bundle on our website, we verify that you met the promotion’s requirements, and then Costco sends your Cash Card in six to eight weeks. Here’s the fine print: Costco...
FTP User Modal Gets an Update
Jan 29, 2013
We’ve updated the look of the FTP Users manager inside the hosting Control Panel. Don’t worry, we didn’t change any of the functionality. We just gave it a spit-shine to make it look pretty. Here’s a preview: ?????????? ?????? What do you think?
Get Amped for Website Accelerator
Jan 24, 2013
We’re excited to announce the newest Web hosting feature. Meet Website Accelerator! Website Accelerator uses a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to speed up website response time and improve performance. Not sure what a CDN is? Check it out. Using CDN technology, Website Accelerator caches static website content on geographically disperse servers. When someone views a...
Beware of a Possible Phishing Attack
Jan 24, 2013
In an effort to keep you in the know, and to help prevent you from clicking a malicious link, we want to show you the most recent malware scheme we’re seeing. The email looks like this: Send any suspicious emails you receive as an attachment to phishing@secureserver.net. For more information on how to handle external...
Go Daddy to the Max
Jan 17, 2013
Go Daddy’s taking it to the max — the OfficeMax, that is! We’re thrilled to announce that OfficeMax started offering four pre-built Go Daddy product bundles today. If you’re a small business owner without a powerful online presence, you won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity! To keep up with today’s consumers, it’s essential that...
Now – Jan 25: Exclusive .INFO Auction, Part Two
Jan 15, 2013
Once again, Go Daddy Auctions? teamed up with Afilias for part two of its Exclusive .info Auction. Now through Jan. 25, members can bid on 135 keyword-oriented .info domain names. Available for the first time, this batch of .info domain names is geared toward household and consumer needs. Here’s a sneak peek: apartments.info beer.info computer.info...
.CA IDNs — Domains for French-Canadians
Jan 13, 2013
Starting today, January 13,  we will support .ca Internationalized Domain Names with French characters. This is great news and means French-Canadian businesses can now register the English and French versions of their domain name. The .ca registration and management process is very specific, so to simplify the information, we’ve broken it down into several categories...
Playing Hide and Seek with WordPress Links
Jan 09, 2013
With the release of WordPress 3.5 you might notice the Links section is missing from the main admin navigation. Using the Link Manager, you can update blogrolls and manually add and remove navigation links from their website. Back in the day this feature was pretty neat, but it’s now considered outdated and cumbersome — which...
Build Your Brand & Streamline Tasks with Workspace Webmail
Jan 09, 2013
You’ll notice a lot is different the next time you log in to Workspace Webmail. And if you’ve never seen our amazing Web-based email application before, you’re going to love it when you do. We re-designed Workspace Webmail with an entirely new look and feel. It lets you move seamlessly through your email routine. Composing....
Phishing Attack Affects Some Customers
Jan 08, 2013
In an effort to keep you in the know, and to help prevent you from clicking a malicious link, we want to show you the most recent malware scheme we’re seeing. The email looks like this: Send any suspicious emails you receive as an attachment to phishing@secureserver.net. For more information on how to handle external...
New Surveys in Express Email Marketing
Jan 04, 2013
We just enhanced the Express Email Marketing survey feature. The old Survey Builder is gone, replaced by a new survey application that is easier to use. This is just another cool feature we’ve added to the Express Email Marketing overhaul. That’s not all. The navigation names got an update as well. The landing pages are...
Snip, Snip, Search Engine Visibility
Jan 04, 2013
To make your search results stand out, Search Engine Visibility got two upgrades: a revamp of keyword suggestions and a feature called rich snippets. Search Engine Visibility changed the way it suggests keywords. Gone are the green thumbs-up icons next to suggested keywords. Now you see the search volume for keywords Search Engine Visibility suggests. Search Engine...
5 Tips for Improving Your Small Business Site
Dec 31, 2012
Can you believe it’s already the new year? It’s time for resolutions, end-of-year accounting, and plenty of bowl-game watching. But, in addition to finishing off your Aunt Norma’s fruitcake, we also think now’s the time to give some attention to your 24/7 salesman — your website! No matter how big or small your business is,...
Manage Quick Shopping Cart Orders on Mobile Devices
Dec 27, 2012
Have you ever wanted to manage orders for your online store on the go? Well, we’ve got an app for that. You can now manage orders placed through your Quick Shopping Cart? account using the Go Daddy Mobile app. You can search orders, edit order details, and manage order processing all from mobile devices. Here...
Where’s the beef?
Dec 21, 2012
This post is the third in a series about achieving success with the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program. Click here to view the previous post. Creating solid content is the first step to success in affiliate marketing. For your site to attract the attention of search engines (not to mention visitors), you need to have...
Nice Mobile Device. Don’t Forget Email!
Dec 21, 2012
Hope you got a brand-new mobile device for the holidays. They’re pretty amazing. These days, it seems like everyone is wired to a mobile device, such as tablets and smartphones. They’re so cool, it’s almost easy to lose yourself in all those amazing features. And all of those devices come loaded with email clients. Clients...
Easy Set Up Email on Apple Mobile Devices
Dec 18, 2012
A couple techie must-haves this holiday season are the newly released Apple? iPhone? 5, and iPad? and iPad Mini?. So we just created a new tool, iOS Auto Setup, that makes it a snap to automatically configure email on Apple mobile devices. Just follow a link to download the tool, and then enter your email...
WordPress Welcomes Elvin
Dec 12, 2012
Named after the beat master Elvin Jones, WordPress? release 3.5 is now available in Go Daddy Hosting Connection?. Here are a few highlights: Adding and organizing media with drag-and-drop functionality A new default theme boasting a streamlined look and responsive design that displays on multiple devices More detailed information when upload errors display A leaner...
How to Make Money Online in 7 Steps
Dec 07, 2012
I don’t know about you, but I like money. In fact, I look for any and every opportunity to make more of it. Do you have something you want to sell online? If you do, here’s how to make money online in 7 steps. Purchase Quick Shopping Cart® — This template-based Web application gives you...
Internet 101 Explores Basics of Getting Online
Dec 06, 2012
The Internet is huge. Where else can you catch up with old friends, reserve a book at the public library, download blueprints for a hover machine, and shop for the newest runway fashions? The World Wide Web, of course. Stepping in to the online frontier can be daunting. But, we’re here to tell you that...
Now – Dec. 14: Bid on Exclusive .INFO Domains
Dec 04, 2012
Today’s the big day! Go Daddy Auctions? kicked off its Exclusive .info Auction. Now through Dec. 14, you can bid on keyword-rich .info domain names. Globally recognized as a trusted source of information, .info is the perfect way to reach your audience. Here’s a brief glimpse of the valuable .info domain names we’re offering —...
Coming Soon: Keyword .INFO Auction
Nov 28, 2012
Looking for a short, memorable, keyword-friendly, and valuable domain name, but don’t want to pay a steep price for it? Starting next week, you can snag .info domains that have never been offered before! Here are just a few domains that will be up for grabs through Go Daddy Auctions from Dec. 4 – 14:...
Locked Customer Accounts
Nov 28, 2012
We recently upgraded our security requirements for customer account credentials. To continue to keep our customers’ accounts as secure as possible, we took the precaution of locking those accounts that no longer meet our security requirements. If your account was locked because of this change, you need to update your customer user name and password to...
SEV’s Local Reviews Goes the Extra Mile
Nov 28, 2012
When you setup Local Reviews in SEV, you can receive weekly email updates. They include a recap of how many reviews, likes, and check-ins your business had that week. If you had no activity then you do not receive an email. This feature lets you focus on running your business while SEV takes care of...
DNS Attack Affects Some Customers
Nov 26, 2012
We have detected a small number of customers who have malicious DNS entries on their domain names that are hosted with us. Currently, we are diligently working to identify all the affected customers so that we can reverse these malicious entries. Once we find an affected customer, we send an email that explains what happened,...
Affiliate Promotions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Nov 21, 2012
We have some serious deals on tap for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, including $4.99 SSLs, $1.99 .com domain names, and a “Deal of the Week” that offers one of the deepest discounts allowed on your customers’ orders. Combine these with our already stellar deals, and your visitors will have more great deals than they...
Payee Accounts Offer Faster Payouts for Premium Listings
Nov 16, 2012
It’s exciting when you receive that email message announcing your Premium Listing domain name sold on GoDaddy.com. Big money is headed your way, but when? Previously, we offered only check payments for the Premium Listings you sold on GoDaddy.com. Because we manually processed check payments on a monthly basis, it took up to 45 days...
Publish Website Builder, Get a Mobile Website
Nov 15, 2012
These days, it seems like using mobile devices to view websites without mobile versions is like putting coal in a hybrid car. That’s why Website Builder now creates a mobile version of your site. You don’t have to take any extra steps — just publish your site with the Page Designer. It automatically converts your...
Customize Mobile Storefronts in Quick Shopping Cart
Nov 13, 2012
You can now customize your mobile storefront if you have a Quick Shopping Cart? Deluxe or Premium plan. In addition to the existing feature, which enables a basic mobile storefront, you can do much more, such as adding logos, changing colors, and editing CSS. If you ever wanted to spruce up your mobile store to...
Still Using Plesk 7?
Nov 13, 2012
Are you still running Plesk 7? If so, it’s time to upgrade your control panel. Plesk 7 is an extremely outdated version. Software and application maintenance is a basic measure you can take to keep your websites and server secure. Newer releases often contain security fixes and enhancements to maintain your server security. Failure to...
Expired Domains Go Private
Nov 13, 2012
We’re changing the way expired domain names’ contact information displays in the Whois database to fix an increasingly large issue that could affect you. What’s the problem? Domain investors often watch Go Daddy Auctions® for expired domain names of value. When they find domain names they want, they use the public Whois records to harass...
Easier, Secure Password Changes in Workspace Webmail
Nov 12, 2012
Changing your Workspace Webmail password doesn’t need to be a hassle. A simple way is outlined in this Help article. If you remember your password, you can change it from your Workspace Webmail account, even if you don’t have access to the Workspace Control Center. For small-business owners whose employees use Workspace Webmail, this is...
Malware Removal Script for Plesk Users
Nov 09, 2012
There’s a Malware Removal Script for Parallels? Plesk that fixes a potential vulnerability that could allow attackers to remotely compromise a Plesk server. This update is recommended for all versions of Plesk, except clean installations of 10.3 +MU#5, 10.4 and 11.0. You can find instructions at http://kb.parallels.com/en/115025.
6 Things to Keep You Secure Online
Nov 07, 2012
Malware and phishing attacks can happen to anyone. Whether it’s a blatant attack on your personal email account, or an inconspicuous link you clicked, there are six things you can do to prevent malicious attacks: STOP clicking links in your email. That unfamiliar company that sent you a confirmation email receipt for a product you...
DNS Attack Targets Some Customers
Nov 07, 2012
We recently emailed some of our customers about an attack that could affect their Virtual Private Servers or Dedicated Servers. There is a misconfiguration causing their DNS servers to answer queries from any host (this is also called recursive DNS queries). Attackers use this misconfiguration to perform DNS attacks against other Internet services. For more...
Intranet Names, IP Addresses and SSL Certificates
Nov 05, 2012
Recently, in this post we discussed some changes to how we are going to handle intranet names on SSL certificates. In a nutshell: Due to an industry-wide change, we cannot issue certificates with intranet names (think ‘server.local’) or a reserved IP addresses expiring after Nov. 1, 2015. Because of this, as of Nov. 1, 2012...
Recovering Files and Folders with Online Storage
Nov 02, 2012
Online Storage now includes a small feature that lets you recover files or folders you deleted, but then change your mind. It’s a new folder: Trash. You can recover files and folders by moving them out of the trash. You can permanently delete stuff from your account — for instance, to free space — by...
.XXX Advertising Credits for Search.xxx
Nov 02, 2012
You know the benefits of registering and renewing domain names, but one particular TLD offers perks that are totally exclusive: .XXX. The ICM Registry wants to give .XXX customers a $75 advertising credit for every .XXX domain name they renew or register by Jan. 31, 2013. The promotional credit can be used towards advertisements on...
Nobody Puts Advanced Search in the Sidebar
Oct 31, 2012
Yesterday, we redesigned Go Daddy Auctions? to create a cleaner, wider home page. These updates might not make you as giddy as the moment when Patrick Swayze stands up to Jennifer Grey’s overbearing parents at the end of Dirty Dancing, but they’re still pretty cool. Advanced Search — Like Baby, Advanced Search is too important...
Hey Search Engine Visibility, Why Yellow Pages?
Oct 30, 2012
We recently updated Search Engine Visibility with a cool new feature that helps you submit a listing for your business to the YellowPages.com® (YP.com®) directory. While most other features in Search Engine Visibility help you improve your website’s visibility online, this new feature helps you drive “physical” traffic to your business’ brick and mortar location....
View Website Builder Templates Before You Buy
Oct 29, 2012
Have you seen what you can create with Website Builder? Now, you can check out Website Builder’s template gallery on our website, and start thinking of design ideas before you purchase. Take a gander at more than 300 professionally designed templates and also see featured websites from customers just like you. All of the templates...
Take a Look at This: New SSL Features
Oct 26, 2012
Remember this post where we discussed some changes to the SSL certificate management screen? Well, now there are even more changes. Here’s what changed this time: EV certificates now allow electronic signatures for the Request Form and the Subscriber Agreement. When customers request any SSL, the tabs that used to be on the top of...
It’s Easier to Add Contacts and Mailboxes with Hosted Exchange
Oct 25, 2012
We just added a new feature to Hosted Exchange, letting you add several contacts or mailboxes at once. You can use Microsoft Excel? spreadsheets to enter the necessary information, and then upload them to create new contacts or mailboxes. You just open your Contacts or Mailboxes folders, and then click Import, which we added to...
New Look for Calendar, Same Awesome Feature
Oct 17, 2012
We just made it a little more intuitive to set up recurring events with Calendar. It came by way of an overhaul of the Recurrence tab. With both versions, you set up events with daily through yearly repeating intervals, and then you have the option to specify more precise intervals, such as the second Tuesday...
What does Go Daddy do to stay green?
Oct 15, 2012
We’re a big company. And that means we can have a big impact on the environment. At Go Daddy, we’re committed to keeping things around here as green as we possibly can. Here are just a few of the things we do to stay green: Initiating a company-wide trip reduction program, including transit passes and...
Get Excited about Your Order History
Oct 15, 2012
We think we’ve got some pretty cool updates that allow you to view your orders and receipts with ease and precision. Check out these two images. The first is the new Order History page: The second is the new receipt design: Now, here’s the list of updates that come along with the redesign. The most...
Go Daddy Partners with .ORG for Project 94
Oct 12, 2012
A global symbol of trust, community and collaboration, there’s nothing quite like .org. Do you know what a special year 2012 is for .org? In July, the Public Interest Registry (PIR) reached 10 million registrations! Equally exciting, Go Daddy partnered with PIR for Project 94. So, what is Project 94? PIR allocated 94 one- and...
What’s a 552 bounceback error and why am I getting them?
Oct 12, 2012
Clearly, you’re using email responsibly. (Why else would you be reading this?) So let’s take a look. Something in your message must have triggered our spam filters. But this isn’t a permanent problem. There are a lot of things you can do — and we’re here with any help you might need. To get started,...
Express Email Marketing Gets Another Update
Oct 11, 2012
Express Email Marketing® has a cool update to follow the Home tab makeover from a few weeks ago. The List Manager has been redesigned. The functionality is still the same, but the interface has a fresh new look and a more powerful search feature. You can do a quick search for a subscriber or an...
Understanding the Importance of Call Recording in Premium Search Engine Visibility
Oct 08, 2012
Call recording is just one of the many powerful features you can leverage with Premium Search Engine Visibility. As a business owner, you need to know what your employees say to your customers. How are they representing the company? Equally important is your ability to critique those messages and find opportunities to improve customer experience....
All Your Accounts, One Click
Oct 05, 2012
We just created a new control panel where you manage all your Workspace applications, and added it to our newly-launched unified header. Access to this new control panel, the Workspace Control Center, comes via a header featuring tabs linked to the control panels for your domains and hosting accounts. With a single click, you can...
What Are Local Reviews?
Oct 04, 2012
Local review websites are simply another tool to grow your business in the hearts and minds of your customers. Search Engine Visibility makes it easy to follow and comment on  your local reviews. What are local reviews? Do you know what the word on the street is about your business? It’s not hard to find...
Easy Database for Websites Adds Privacy Option
Oct 02, 2012
Easy Database for Websites now has an option to make widgets private. This means you can set up this feature to give users password-protected access to a data table. Here is an example: Holly manages her neighborhood Homeowners Association (HOA) website. She can set up a widget with privacy so members can create a password...
Search Engine Visibility Offers Local Reviews
Oct 01, 2012
Search Engine Visibility has added local reviews to its list of powerful features. Local reviews give you another way to grow your business in the hearts and minds of your local customers. The local reviews feature tracks comments about your business on websites like Yelp®, Facebook®, Foursquare®, CityGrid®, and Yellow Pages®. You can then monitor...
Starting Off on the Right Foot
Sep 28, 2012
This post is the second in a series about achieving success with the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program. Click here to view the previous post. You’ve got a great domain name. Now what? How you build your site depends on what you want to accomplish with the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program. If you want...
Get Lazy in a Good Way
Sep 27, 2012
We’re excited to announce another Go Daddy open source contribution. Say hello to our little friend, Lazy Social Buttons. Lazy Social Buttons is a WordPress? plugin that delays the initial loading of social media buttons. This, in turn, spares the initial page load from the 300kb+ download requests for social APIs. Here, see for yourself....
Improvements to the FTP Manager
Sep 26, 2012
Our hosting developers recently released an update we know you’re gonna appreciate. You can now upload entire folders using the FTP File Manager. For reals. Check it out: Open the FTP File Manager, and then click Upload Folder. Select the folder to upload and the directory to upload it to, and then click >> ....
Setting Expectations for Your Advertising Budget in Premium Search Engine Visibility
Sep 26, 2012
One topic our Premium Search Engine Visibility customers often ask about is conversion rates. After setting up a monthly Google® Ad Spend budget, some business owners expect their phones will be ringing off the hook, while others don’t know what to expect. Let’s look into average conversion rates for websites and how you can capitalize...
Hosting Product Name Changes
Sep 25, 2012
Just like folklore legends of shape-shifting humans and stories of mythological creature transformations, Go Daddy’s product names occasionally morph to reinforce branding and set the pace for industry standards. We’re excited to announce the re-branding for two of our core hosting products. Virtual Dedicated Servers are now called Go Daddy VPS (Virtual Private Servers) and...
Ratings and Reviews for Quick Shopping Cart is Here
Sep 20, 2012
You asked for it and we’re delivering. We’re proud to bring you ratings and reviews for Quick Shopping Cart?. Ratings and reviews are critical to increase the confidence of consumers online. Take, for example, an experience I had: Last week, I had to purchase a tool for a home project. Like most people I wanted...
Putting Go Daddy in Your Hands
Sep 19, 2012
We’re always moving forward—today, it’s with the new Go Daddy Mobile iPad? app. This awesome little app lets you manage most everything in your Go Daddy account, now simplified and optimized for the iPad. Check out some of the features below: Starting Off The app’s home page lets you search for domains, jump to dashboards...
Upcoming Event: Big Data for Small Business webinar
Sep 18, 2012
Go Daddy’s newest division, Outright, is hosting a webinar on Big Data for Small Business on Tuesday, September 25, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT. Join the Outright team as they, in conjunction with Practical eCommerce and other popular small business-focused companies, host a panel of web business experts to discuss how data has become a...
Email Should be a Business Card
Sep 17, 2012
It’s like scrawling your info on a napkin compared with handing over business cards. Your email address makes a big difference these days, whether it’s for work, personal — or both. Ever seen folks use an address like (yourbusinessname)@gmail.com? Not too impressive. Especially when you consider how easy it is for that person to drop...
Removal of Java from Web Hosting
Sep 14, 2012
On November 2, 2012 we are removing Java (not JavaScript) from our servers. Why the change? Quite frankly, customers using Java deserve more flexibility than what we offer in a shared hosting environment. Shared hosting is not ideal for Java Enterprise hosting because multiple customers share the same services powering Java. If you need Java,...
What’s in a name?
Sep 13, 2012
This post is the first in a series about achieving success with the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program. To begin, you don’t need to put a lot of effort into being a productive Go Daddy Affiliate. If you want to earn commission on the purchases of your friends and family, that’s absolutely fine. Your personalized...
Now Available — .AU Domain Names
Sep 12, 2012
Starting today, Go Daddy will sell and accept the transfer of.au domain names to us. Introducing .au: The .au domain name extension broadens a site’s audience to Australian residents and is beneficial for companies who conduct business in Australia. We currently offer the following .au country-code second-level domain names (ccSLDs): .com.au — Intended for commercial...
CEO Addresses Sept. 10 Service Outage
Sep 11, 2012
Go Daddy Customers and Community, We owe you a big apology for the intermittent service outages we experienced on September 10th that may have impacted your website and your interaction with GoDaddy.com. The service outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables. Once the issues were identified, we...
Recent Joomla! Compromise Might Affect You
Sep 07, 2012
We are noticing a string of Joomla! compromises, and we wanted to share some details for those running the Content Management System (CMS). This current exploit is affecting the following versions of Joomla: 1.6.x 1.7.x 2.5.0-2.5.2 2.5.4 all earlier 2.5.x versions The compromise begins with the attacker registering a user, and then escalating that user’s...
SSL Redesign Makes Your Life Easier
Sep 06, 2012
**Last night, we noticed that some customers encountered some problems with this feature. Because of that, we chose to remove it for now. We’ll keep you posted once it goes live again.** In an effort to to make everyone’s life a bit smoother, we updated the SSL certificate management screen. Here are the most notable...
New Format for MobileMail
Sep 06, 2012
We just updated MobileMail, which lets you use a simplified interface to manage email from your mobile device. Now, MobileMail features a rich format. It replaces many of the text-based elements in the basic format with images for a more intuitive user experience. We think you’ll like it. However, if you find your devices running...
Express Email Marketing Updates
Aug 31, 2012
Express Email Marketing® is updating its look and feel and getting a new one-window setup screen. With it, you can start sending powerful email campaigns quicker and easier than before. Once you finish setting up your account, you can see the home tab that’s also new and shiny. The blue and yellow side navigation is...
Updates to the Hosting Control Center and Domain Control Center
Aug 31, 2012
We’re excited to announce a new, unified header for the Hosting Control Center and Domain Control Center. Our development team designed the header so it’s easy to toggle between the two control panels. And guess what? We’ll incorporate the Email Control Center soon! Check out the new header: ? In the Hosting Control Center, the...
Why are email regions so important?
Aug 31, 2012
Because of where our data centers are located. You can optimize the delivery of your messages by selecting the region for your email plan that most closely reflects where you live. Each region uses one or more of our data centers located there. That’s where optimization comes in. For those out you based outside North...
New Product: Driver Signing Certificates
Aug 28, 2012
We’ve got a new product to add to your repertoire. So, please give a warm welcome our newest addition: Driver Signing Certificates. Just what is a driver signing certificate? A driver on your computer is simply code that defines how certain devices — such as your mouse or your keyboard — work. Windows? uses driver...
So, you want to be an affiliate marketer?
Aug 24, 2012
There are a lot of get-rich-quick schemes out there. While some people might call affiliate marketing one, it isn’t. Affiliate marketing takes time, dedication, and the desire to build a website that not only attracts visitors but also converts them into customers for the advertisers you’re promoting. There are many kinds of affiliate marketing websites....
Search Engine Visibility Offers More Information
Aug 21, 2012
If your Search Engine Visibility crawl failed, you used to get a notification without a reason why the crawl wasn’t successful. But, all that’s changed. Now, every time you get an error after Search Engine Visibility crawls your site, you also get an explanation. See for yourself: While that’s just an example of one error,...
Hosted Exchange is Just Right
Aug 20, 2012
At first glance, it might seem Hosted Exchange only has a couple options when it comes to storage. That’s not the case. Once you purchase and set up your account, you can add additional space in increments of 1,000 MB. That gives you lots of options. And it doesn’t require a huge commitment. Extra storage...
Introducing Our New Website Builder
Aug 15, 2012
The new Go Daddy Website Builder™ (formerly called WebSite Tonight?) gives you all the functionality of its predecessor and so much more. Version 6.0 raises the bar with tons of updated templates, enhanced image editing, and improved usability at the same affordable price. People are looking for you online. Create the perfect website for your...
Recent Malware Attack
Aug 11, 2012
To keep you in the know and to try and protect you, we want to show you the most recent malware scheme that you might receive. Malware attacks are harmful applications or other malicious code such as adware, spyware, trojan horses, worms or viruses. This email is almost identical to the one we send customers...
Putting You in Charge with Reseller Hosting
Aug 08, 2012
Are you interested in running your own hosting company? With Reseller Hosting you can do just that! Reseller Hosting is a special type of hosting account that lets you use your allocated storage and bandwidth to host multiple sites for third parties. Each site has its own control panel and operates independently from the others....
Robots, Broken Links and SEV: What You Should Know
Aug 07, 2012
Now, blocking Search Engine Visibility from analyzing specific pages is possible and pretty darn simple, too. If you have an admin page, forum, or even a full directory that you want to block from SEV, all you need to do is update your robots.txt file. And, if that didn’t make SEV smart enough, this does:...
Call on Cloud Support
Aug 06, 2012
Did you just buy Go Daddy Cloud Servers™, but are having difficulty maximizing its potential? No problem! For the first 30 days you own Go Daddy Cloud Servers, you can contact customer support to connect to Cloud Support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If the Go Daddy Cloud Servers is more than...
The Great InstantPage Credit Swap
Aug 06, 2012
When you purchase a domain name, we give you some pretty awesome freebies. One of the coolest free products we offer is InstantPage?. It lets you quickly create and publish a simple, one-page website. As of Jan. 15, 2011, we started offering InstantPage with domain name purchases instead of free versions of WebSite Tonight? and...
Troubleshooting Deprecated PHP Functions
Aug 03, 2012
As we announced in in June, we are discontinuing support for PHP 4. As a constantly developing language, PHP versions include functions that become deprecated (cease to exist or change the expected result of the function). These changes can result in warnings and error messages when you update your version of PHP. Modifying the error...
Revamped Sign-up Forms
Aug 01, 2012
We revamped the sign-up forms in Express Email Marketing?. And by revamped I mean completely rebuilt, redesigned from scratch, and supercharged with “win.” Aside from completely overhauling the interface, we also squeezed a few new features into this major update: Facebook? integration, so users can sign up directly from your Facebook page A QR code...
Announcing a New Hosting Control Center
Jul 30, 2012
The new Hosting Control Center is here! Let’s take a look around and get cozy, shall we? Notable updates include a new landing page during new-account setup. You can play Wallball while you wait for new hosting accounts to set up. Tickles your fancy, eh? Ours, too. Once the account is setup, an updated landing...
Cheap Marketing Tricks
Jul 30, 2012
If you own a small business, you already know you must promote your business to grow. You also know you can’t do everything. It’s best to focus your advertising efforts where you’re most likely to find the kind of people who buy what you sell. You might find that mailing a printed brochure or doing...
Premium Joomla! Templates Now Available
Jul 25, 2012
Go Daddy has teamed with Template Monster to offer you premium Joomla!? templates at a solid price. Joomla! is an awesome platform for designing a website. The only problem is the limited amount of fantastic templates to choose from. Enter Template Monster! Template Monster’s premium templates can make your Joomla! site stand out in the...
Announcing Plesk Panel 11
Jul 24, 2012
We’re excited to announce the launch of Parallels® Plesk Panel 11 on VPS hosting environments. All new Plesk installations will provision with version 11, and existing Go Daddy customers can request a server reprovision to update their control panels to the newer version. What’s in store for Plesk 11 users? First and foremost is the...
Use Calendar to Communicate
Jul 20, 2012
We just added a feature to Calendar that lets you use email to resend invitations, or send messages. It’s particularly useful for emailing reminders to people who have yet to accept your invitations, or sending updates about events. One important thing to keep in mind: To use this feature, you must have created events, and...
Finding the Right Keywords in Search Engine Visibility
Jul 20, 2012
Does the task of finding good keywords for your website seem daunting? Search Engine Visibility provides a variety of keyword suggestions from all competition and search volume levels, which makes it easy to pick the best keywords for your site and your goals. When you’re researching keywords, keep these things in mind: Low search volume,...
Behold the Go Daddy API!
Jul 20, 2012
We just launched the brand-new Go Daddy API (Application Programming Interface) for two products: Easy Database for Websites and Go Daddy Cloud Servers™. The Go Daddy API lets you program many of the tasks you can perform in your Easy Database for Websites and Cloud Servers accounts. Each of these products has an API tab...
Parallels Plesk Vulnerability
Jul 18, 2012
Parallels? Plesk Panel is a popular web-based control panel that lets you create websites, reseller accounts, email, and DNS entries on an online platform. Affected Application: Parallels Plesk Panel for Linux/Unix versions 8.x-10.3, Plesk reloaded 7.0.x, 7.1.x, 7.5.x, Parallels Plesk Panel for Windows? verison 7.x – 10.3 Issue: On 3/12/2012, a SQL injection vulnerability was...
Go Daddy Acquires Outright.com
Jul 18, 2012
It is my great pleasure to announce that the talented professionals at Outright.com have accepted our offer to join the Go Daddy family. Go Daddy is dedicated and passionate about helping small businesses grow. Outright helps entrepreneurs manage their finances, giving them time to focus on growing their business. When we first began discussing a...
Domain for Sale by Owner
Jul 18, 2012
We recently added something new to our domain name search: premium domain names that you can purchase directly from their current owners (registrants). How can you distinguish these domain names from others? When you perform a search, they display a green Get this domain button and a message that says “CoolExample.com can be purchased directly...
Critical MicroUpdate for Plesk Users
Jul 17, 2012
Parallels® recently released a new set of Critical MicroUpdates for certain versions of Plesk Panel 10.4 or earlier. This MicroUpdate addresses functional fixes, stability, and security – including for third-party components. Here’s some great news: By applying this new MicroUpdate, all previous MicroUpdates are also applied to Plesk. We are emailing our customers who need...
Using Go Daddy Direct Ad Campaigns Effectively
Jul 09, 2012
What is an affiliate’s worst enemy? Anybody? Hello? Bueller? Whether you know it or not, an affiliate’s worst enemy is a lack of data or, worse, data with no organization. Well, with Go Daddy Direct, we provide the data you need to effectively place your ad banners. Now, you might have no interest in collecting...
Transitioning from MobileMe to Go Daddy Hosting
Jul 09, 2012
Apple® discontinued MobileMe service on June 30, and we want to make sure you have the information you need to get your website online again. Here are step-by-step directions to help you transition from MobileMe to Go Daddy hosting: Purchase a new hosting plan. Set up your hosting account. For more information, see Setting up...
Say Goodbye to Your Internet…For Good
Jul 06, 2012
Think your home computer is safe from the possibility of losing online access to everything you need and love? Think again my friends because, according to this post, more than 300,000 of you might have your world change drastically in the blink of an upcoming eye. Do I have your attention? This is the important...
5 Tips for Improving Your Web Content
Jul 05, 2012
The task of writing Web content can sometimes be a nightmare. If you’re stuck wondering about how much content you need, or how frequently you should mention keywords, you’re not alone. The good news is that it’s not such a daunting task when you remember these quick and easy tips. Write Compelling Content — Google?...
Say ‘Bonjour’ to .FR Internationalized Domain Names
Jul 03, 2012
Oh là là! Starting today, July 3, we will support and sell .fr Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) with French characters. The following characters will now be available for .fr domain names: Like most ccTLDs, .fr domain names can’t be registered by just anyone. Individuals, associations, and companies can register .fr IDNs if they are located...
Writing Made Easy
Jul 02, 2012
A lot of small business owners are pretty good at doing it all. They answer the phone, box up products, send out invoices – but when it’s time to write text for their website or a promotional email, their courage fails them. Here are some tips for getting it right: Think, then write. Think about...
Online Advertising Goes International
Jun 29, 2012
Great news! Premium Search Engine Visibility’s Online Advertising now supports search advertising on Google?, Yahoo!?, and Bing? for Canadian regions. Now, you can choose to advertise in the United States, Canada, or BOTH using the same account and ad budget. We also updated the Locations & Photos section of the interview so it’s easier to...
Discontinuing Support for PHP 4
Jun 29, 2012
Starting August 1, 2012 we are removing older versions of PHP from our Linux and Windows servers and replacing them with the newer version of PHP 5.3. These older versions of PHP are no longer supported, and have become outdated. PHP 5.3 is more stable, and most important, more secure. Most websites using older versions...
Resolving IPv6 Routing
Jun 29, 2012
Earlier this month we announced the release of IPv6 to our Linux? Virtual Dedicated Servers. We are monitoring IPv6 usage to ensure any concerns with the release are handled in a swift manner. Recently we identified an issue with some utilities not being able to communicate outside of the Go Daddy network on IPv6. Services...
Announcing CentOS 6.2 for Dedicated Servers
Jun 29, 2012
CentOS 6.2 is now available for Linux Dedicated Hosting. You will now see both CentOS 6 and CentOS 5 as operating system options in the Hosting Control Center when you provision or reprovision your account. If you use DSM/SCP (Simple Control Panel) you can’t reprovision with CentOS 6 until you remove DSM/SCP from your plan...
Quick Shopping Cart Goes Mobile
Jun 28, 2012
A survey conducted by IBM? stated that in December 2011, more than 11 percent of all online sales were made through mobile devices. This is double the sales IBM reported through mobile devices in December 2010. Our Quick Shopping Cart? developers are responding to this news by giving you a very valuable option — Mobile...
Joomla! + Search Engine Friendly URLs = Troubleshoot It!
Jun 27, 2012
Now, you can conquer the joys of Joomla!? Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLs all by yourself and increase your site’s search engine optimization (SEO) in the process. Joomla lets you use SEF URLs, which can help improve your search engine ranking. Sometimes, simple changes, such as installing a new module or plugin to the Joomla...
Changes to SSL Certificates
Jun 26, 2012
There’s a pretty big change coming for SSLs. And, we think it’s really important to keep you in the loop on these changes. The biggest change you need to be aware of: if you have an active certificate with an intranet name (e.g.’server1?, ‘mail’, ‘www’, ‘server2.local’, etc.), or a reserved IP address, it’s going to...
Now Available: .ASIA Internationalized Domain Names
Jun 21, 2012
Starting today, June 21, we will support and sell .asia Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). What does this mean? You can purchase .asia domain names with Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters. Why .asia IDNs? The .asia top-level domain name gives you access to the entire Asian region, but with the new...
Showcase Your Quick Shopping Cart Products on Facebook
Jun 13, 2012
Another highly practical use for Facebook? pages has arrived — Facebook pages for Quick Shopping Cart?. Imagine having the products you sell displayed directly in Facebook. Now, you have the opportunity to advertise your products using today’s most popular social networking site. It works by you completing four primary steps: Create a Facebook page. Connect...
Context is Key!
Jun 12, 2012
Recently, we introduced a new kind of ad to the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program. These ads, which we call custom links, let you choose the page on GoDaddy.com where your referrals will land. Some people call these deep links, and to those people we say, “Go ahead! Keep calling them that.” Custom links are...
Researching Your Competition for SEO
Jun 12, 2012
Curious about what your competition does for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? If your answer is a resounding “yes,” then you’re ready to take your SEO to the next level. Checking out your competition and learning which keywords they use can help you refine your strategy. This is a common form of analysis to use on...
.CA 24-Hour Maintenance
Jun 11, 2012
Tomorrow, June 12, 2012, .ca domain names will undergo 24-hour maintenance. Time frame: Start: Tuesday, 6/12 at 6:00 a.m. MST End: Wednesday, 6/13, 6:00 a.m. MST Details: The .ca registry, CIRA, is performing a system update that requires a 24-hour maintenance window. Throughout the update, you can make update requests with us, but CIRA won’t...
Introducing Search Engine Score
Jun 08, 2012
The next time you log in to your Search Engine Visibility account, check out the newest feature: Search Engine Score. Your score, anything from 0 to 100, gives you a quick way to gauge how friendly your website is for search engines. The higher the number, the more friendly the site. Your score is based...
Free Gifts for .ASIA Registrations
Jun 07, 2012
Now through July 31, 2012, you can receive free gifts when you register a new .asia domain name for 1, 2, 5, or 10 years! Check out the awesome goodies you can get with your .asia registration: 1-year registration – Headphones 2-year registration – Stylus pen 5-year registration – Wireless mini keyboard 10-year registration –...
AbleCommerce & You
Jun 07, 2012
AbleCommerce is a shopping cart application that lets you sell your products and services through your Windows hosting account. If you need support setting permissions for AbleCommerce, you’ve come to the right place! AbleCommerce should only be installed in a Windows environment. Your hosting permissions need to be updated before you install the application. Read...
Linux VDeds Now Serving IPv6
Jun 05, 2012
We’re excited to announce the release of IPv6 to our Linux? Virtual Dedicated Servers. This means you can now configure your servers using the newest Internet technology of IPv6. Do you need a crash course on IPv6? We created a handful of articles to help you on your IPv6 journey: What is IPv6? IPv6 Address...
Why aren’t my IMAP folders syncing?
May 30, 2012
Often, it’s simply a case of making sure our email and your client are using the same folder names. Our servers often use different names for folders than the client you’re using. Folders, such as Sent, might remain out of sync until you correctly map them. Common email clients, including Microsoft Outlook? and Gmail™, typically...
New Product Editor in Quick Shopping Cart
May 25, 2012
We streamlined the process for working with products in Quick Shopping Cart?. Now you can: Quickly add products using basic information. Choose to configure advanced product information. Our developers took the time to determine the most important product information you need to start selling online. The result was the Basic Information section. Check it out:...
Making SSL Certificates Easier
May 23, 2012
Setting up an SSL certificate is a challenge. Not only can the overall process feel intimidating, but it’s also hard to know exactly where you’re supposed be in your server. So, without further ado, let me unveil the newest tool in your SSL arsenal: Screen-by-Screens. This tool takes all the guesswork out of setting up...
Spiders and Bots: SEO Terms, or a 1950s Horror Flick?
May 22, 2012
“What are spiders and bots, and what do they do?” “Why are they important to my website?” We’re definitely not talking about giant arachnids or space-age robots here. These are fundamental questions for learning about SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Spider and Bot Basics “Spidering” is basically the process Google? and other search engines use to...
Phishing Campaign Might Affect You
May 18, 2012
We recently found a phishing campaign directed at Go Daddy customers. If you received this email, or one similar to it, you need to change your Go Daddy password immediately: We never ask our customers to reactivate their accounts. However, from time to time we ask them to reset their passwords. For information on how...
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Now Available in Go Daddy Cloud Servers!
May 18, 2012
We’re happy to announce that the Ubuntu™ 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” template is now available for Virtual Machine (VM) deployments in Go Daddy Cloud Servers™! The full package list of software included in the template is available here. There are some important changes to how Elastic Virtual Disks are configured inside Ubuntu 12.04 VMs. Please...
? Getting Noticed in the Inbox
May 15, 2012
It can be hard to get your email noticed in the Inbox jungle. Try this little trick in Express Email Marketing? to add a unique flare to your email subject line. A trend emerging from the world of email marketing is the use of Unicode symbols in subject lines. What’s Unicode, you ask? Unicode is...
Create Coupon Links for Your Online Store
May 11, 2012
We just came out with a new feature in Quick Shopping Cart? that’s sure to play a significant role in online store promotion. You can now generate links for the coupons you create. There are so many uses for this. The first one that comes to mind is using coupon links for email newsletters. It...
Timing is Everything
May 09, 2012
Picture this. You’ve poured every ounce of effort into creating the perfect Express Email Marketing? campaign for your business. Your message is clear. You’ve perfected your subject line, the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. So, all you need to do is hit Send Now, right? Wait! What if you send out your...
Google’s Safe Browsing and Website Protection Site Scanner
May 08, 2012
It always happens so quickly. One minute you’re running a successful website, and the next you’re getting a notice saying your site is on Google’s Safe Browsing. Incredibly frustrating, right? In the process of cleaning up your site, one of the easiest solutions is Website Protection Site Scanner, because: It looks for any potentially infected...
PCI Compliance 101
May 03, 2012
So what’s PCI compliance? Simply put, it’s conformity to security standards set by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council™ to protect cardholder data. It works by the PCI council managing these security standards, and major payment card brands such as Visa? enforcing adherence to it. The PCI council requires that all organizations or...
Personalize Your Affiliate Link
May 02, 2012
URL shorteners can be convenient, but they can also create URLs as hard to remember as your spouse’s nephew’s cousin’s birthday. Well, we’ve fixed that problem, at least when it comes to your Go Daddy Direct Affiliate link. (You’re on your own with the birthday.) Thanks to our cracker-jack development team, you can now personalize...
Changes to GoodAsGold
May 01, 2012
We have decided to no longer include a built-in discount for orders using GoodAsGold. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. There are no other changes to the payment method; you can still purchase products and services or transfer funds using GoodAsGold. You can find more information about GoodAsGold here. If you have questions,...
.UK Multi-Year Registration
Apr 30, 2012
Starting today, May 1, you can register and renew .uk (.co.uk, .me.uk, and .org.uk) domain names for one to 10 years! Renewals: You can renew or extend your .uk domain name registration at anytime, but the renewal term added to the domain’s current registration term cannot exceed 10 years. New Registration: Anyone can register a...
We’ll Take Care of That for You
Apr 27, 2012
Don’t lift a finger — we’ve got this for you. We’re testing a new automated product setup process for some of our customers. When someone purchases a single domain name, we automatically set up a free email address using Info@DomainYouPurchased.com and a free InstantPage? account. Pretty awesome, yes? We thought so, too. We’re only testing...
A Lasting Partnership with Go Daddy
Apr 27, 2012
Looking for a new partner to establish your business online? You’re at the right place. Go Daddy is the largest registrar of domains names, and provider of hosting and SSL certificates. But being the biggest never means we lose sight of what you need as an individual. We’re a partner to more than 10 million...
Closing the Gap with WordPress 3.3.2
Apr 26, 2012
WordPress? 3.3.2 is now available. While it’s not packed with feature upgrades, this update fixes a number of security bugs and vulnerabilities. WordPress 3.3.2 includes three security update patches for: Plupload (version 1.5.4), which WordPress uses for uploading media. SWFUpload, which WordPress previously used for uploading media, and might still be in use by plugins....
Answers to FAQ — Check Here First!
Apr 19, 2012
We’ve scanned the forums. We’ve heard your questions. Now, here’s the scoop on your frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Go Daddy? Direct Affiliate Program. Check these Help articles first for the quickest answers: About the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program Why didn’t I receive commission for an Affiliate referral? I’m a foreign affiliate. Which...
Preview DNS and WordPress Content
Apr 18, 2012
Be careful when using WordPress? with Preview DNS enabled on your site. WordPress uses full URLs to link to your images and posts. If you use Preview DNS to create content, then your site uses the Preview DNS domain name for your URLs. This is bad for two reasons. First, search engines index the wrong...
Transferring .UK Domain Names to Go Daddy
Apr 17, 2012
We have great news. Starting today, we’ll allow and support .uk domain name transfers to Go Daddy! The .uk transfer process is tricky. So, pay attention to the following information: What’s different? The transfer fee is $0.00. That’s right, it’s free! The transfer doesn’t include a free 1-year extension. You must request tag changes with...
Facebook Update for WebSite Tonight and InstantPage
Apr 11, 2012
All of you Facebook? users probably noticed that it recently launched a new type of profile called Timeline. To accommodate this change, we’re updating the height and width limits for WebSite Tonight? and InstantPage? Facebook pages. To be more specific, we’re setting the width to 810 pixels and entirely removing the height limit. This update...
Refreshed Settings Page for Online Storage
Apr 11, 2012
We just updated the page in Online Storage where you manage your settings. It features new items on the Settings menu, which you can select to reach a redesigned page featuring tabs labeled with intuitive, common-sense verbiage. Most obvious is that we replaced the old, Personal Settings tab with new tabs where you can manage...
New Go Daddy Direct Monthly Bonus Program!
Apr 10, 2012
As you might have noticed, we recently increased the base commission in the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate program to 30 percent. Even more recently, we increased the payouts for hosting plans. Now, we have one more surprise for you: a new monthly bonus program! Now through June 30, 2012, we’re issuing monthly bonuses based on...
Enabling Inbound Email for Go Daddy Cloud Servers
Apr 09, 2012
You can configure your Go Daddy Cloud Server network to receive inbound email messages, if it isn’t already enabled by default. For example, if you want to host email for your domain name, or receive email messages from the Internet, you must set up an email path. NOTE: This post only lists the steps for...
Accessing Windows NTFS Disks from Linux VMs
Apr 09, 2012
Generally, Windows? and Linux servers don’t mix and don’t share data. But, it is possible to access Windows New Technology File System (NTFS) disks within a Linux Virtual Machine (VM) using Go Daddy Cloud Servers™. We don’t recommend this setup for production systems, but it can be handy if you just need to copy a...
New Name for Virtual DataCenter
Apr 09, 2012
Heads up! We’re changing the name of Virtual DataCenter to Go Daddy Cloud Servers™. So, the next time you log in to your Go Daddy account, you might notice the name change. Also, be sure to use the new product name when recommending our dynamic cloud infrastructure to your friends and colleagues. If they need...
Getting Social with Your Customers
Apr 05, 2012
Brands both large and small are having a conversation with their customers online – isn’t it time you joined? If you haven’t taken the leap to social media marketing for your business, it’s easy to get started using your Express Email Marketing® account. Why social media? First off, it’s inexpensive and timely. Most of your...
New Name for Online File Folder
Apr 05, 2012
We recently changed the name of Online File Folder? to Go Daddy Online Storage. Just wanted to give you a quick heads-up so the switch doesn’t cause any confusion. Although the name is different, all the great features remain. For a fraction of the prices of our competitors, you get features like: Easy sharing and...
Smooth New Move in Easy Database for Websites
Apr 02, 2012
Easy Database for Websites is an awesome tool for sorting, filtering and listing data on your website. Now it’s even more awesome! A new feature in Easy Database for Websites lets you filter?displayed information?by hidden columns. This is the feature you have been clamoring for. To understand how it works, let’s use an example of...
Google Product Search Unveiled
Mar 26, 2012
Did you know Quick Shopping Cart? lets you market your products through a service called Google Product Search™? It’s essentially a price comparison service that makes your products searchable on Google.com/shopping. This feature can increase traffic to your online store by connecting your products to people searching for them on Google?. Our Quick Shopping Cart...
Making Sense of Deluxe Certificates
Mar 22, 2012
Deluxe Certificates can confuse even the most proficient, but don’t worry. This post explains everything. WHAT IS A DELUXE CERTIFICATE? Deluxe certificates are for customers who want their company verified, but for one reason or another can’t get the Premium EV Certificate, or they need a certificate that supports Intel vPro. BUSINESS TYPE: DELUXE CORPORATE...
Meet the New Affiliate Dashboard
Mar 19, 2012
Have you logged in to your Affiliate Manager lately? We added a new Dashboard that puts key information at your fingertips. It includes current stats, payment history, featured ads, a list of top affiliates, and an Information Center with useful links to commission rates, Help articles, and more. Log in and check it out today!...
Easier Quick Shopping Cart Setup
Mar 16, 2012
We made setting up Quick Shopping Cart? easier. Now you can set it up from one simple screen: Isn’t it brilliant? This reduces the time it takes for you to set up Quick Shopping Cart, which gives you more time to focus on what’s really important — selling. When you’re ready to get started with...
Vulnerabilities Found in LEPTON CMS
Mar 13, 2012
LEPTON CMS is a free, open-source Content Management System. Affected Application: Versions up to and including 1.1.3. Issue: Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the Lipton application including Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection and Directory Traversal. These vulnerabilities could let attackers execute unintended commands, access unauthorized data, hijack user sessions, access or modify tables within the application’s...
AccountExecs Name Change in WebSite Tonight
Mar 09, 2012
A name can directly impact the success and popularity of something or someone. So to increase the success and popularity of managing accounts for others, we’re changing the name AccountExecs to Account Administrators. Through research, our development team found that people understand the purpose of Account Administrators better than they do AccountExecs. The name Account...
Embed Montages and More!
Mar 08, 2012
We reworked the montage feature in Photo Album and WebSite Tonight?. The most notable change is that you can now embed montages into your websites. Previously, you could only share links with others, directing them to Web pages that contained your montages. Now, you can embed your montages directly into Web pages. If you have...
Not on 10.4? Time to Update Your Plesk Panel
Mar 06, 2012
If you’re running an outdated version of Plesk, you’re putting your server and its users at risk. Parallels® recently identified a SQL injection security vulnerability on older versions of Plesk. You can learn more about that incident here. Running older versions of Plesk can also open your server to malicious outbound flooding attacks. Avoid these...
Website Protection Web Risk Assessment: What You Need to Know
Feb 27, 2012
Web Risk Assessment is an automatic and manual assessment of your website for possible vulnerabilities. This is a one-time evaluation, by our award-winning security department, and covers a single website (one fully qualified domain name). For more information on Web Risk Assessment please check out these articles: Understanding Website Protection Web Risk Assessment Explaining Website...
Free Credit with SSL Purchase
Feb 24, 2012
Now there is an ever better reason to buy an SSL with us. Once you purchase an SSL, you also get a free credit for Malware Only Site Scanner. That’s a pretty cool offer. Not only do our SSLs protect transactions and customer data on your website, but we go a step further by making...
Email Marketing Terminology for Beginners
Feb 23, 2012
If you want to get the most out of your email campaigns, it helps to speak the language! Learn this basic email terminology and you’ll sound like a pro in no time. Above the Fold — The area of your email message that your customers can see without scrolling. Place important content near the top...
Plesk Vulnerabilities You Need to Know About
Feb 22, 2012
Parallels? recently identified a SQL injection security vulnerability on older versions of Plesk. There is a patch to resolve the vulnerability, but it might require an upgrade to your current version of Plesk. Here’s information from Parallels that you can use to get started. The instructions vary based on the version and operating system of...
Set Up Search Engine Visibility in 1 Step
Feb 22, 2012
We recently updated Search Engine Visibility with a new streamlined, single-page setup, so you can get started in fewer clicks. Check it out: And when you’re ready to tackle search engine optimization (SEO) with Search Engine Visibility, take a few minutes to check out these articles: What does Search Engine Visibility do? Getting familiar with...
Go Daddy Going to RSA Conference
Feb 21, 2012
The RSA Conference is one of the largest security conferences around. This years conference is in San Francisco and we’ve decided to set up shop right in the middle of it all! We have a booth set up to present new and innovative ways to help secure websites. Fellow conference-goers can check out both Website...
Quick Blogcast Joins the Import/Export Business
Feb 20, 2012
You can now import and export tags in Quick Blogcast?. If you aren’t beside yourself with joy, let’s recall why tags are useful in the first place. You can think of tags as keywords for blog posts. Tags help you organize your posts and complement your categories. While you typically classify your posts in a...
SEO Hosting Myths Debunked!
Feb 20, 2012
I’m gonna share a secret with you about search engine optimization (SEO) that might rock your world. You’ll wanna sit down for this. Here it is: When it comes to SEO, it’s all about the content. Seriously. Search engines don’t care about the configuration of domain names or the mechanics of hosting accounts. What search...
Install the Go Daddy Deal of the Week!
Feb 17, 2012
The Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program gets a lot of requests for coupon codes, and we do mean a lot of requests. We’ve been trying to find different ways to keep fresh deals out there for you, and we think we’ve come up with something that you’re going to like. Some of you might have...
Networking Primer for Virtual DataCenter
Feb 14, 2012
Virtual DataCenter offers a robust and secure networking model, but it can be a bit difficult to understand if you are new to it. Here are a few basics to help you communicate with your servers in a Virtual DataCenter network. Private Network for Virtual Machines Your virtual machines are attached to a private network...
Failed .XXX Application Release Date
Feb 13, 2012
On Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. (AZ time), we are releasing all .XXX domain names with failed Sunrise applications into the General Availability pool for registration. Registration is simple: Failed .XXX Sunrise domain names will be available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Only General Availability settings and options will apply to .XXX...
5 Easy Ways to Freshen up Your Express Email Marketing Campaign
Feb 13, 2012
Are your email campaigns stuck on repeat? Here are a few ways to get out of that rut! Make it personal. A friendly greeting instantly engages your reader. Express Email Marketing? makes it easy to say “hello” to your subscribers by name. For more information, click here. Include an exclusive offer or coupon. Everyone loves...
Quick Views in Online File Folder
Feb 10, 2012
If you’re uploading a video to Online File Folder?, you can get added functionality when you use any of several common file formats. Keep in mind, though, you can upload and share files of any type using Online File Folder. With certain file types, Online File Folder displays Quick Views of video files. These let...
InstantPage Gets Facebook Pages
Feb 10, 2012
We can’t leave InstantPage? feeling left out. So as with WebSite Tonight?, you can create Facebook Pages with InstantPage. If you’re looking to add extra custom content to your free website, then this is for you. You can use your Facebook page as a promotional tool and link to it from InstantPage. Check out our...
Faster, Easier Scheduling with Workspace Calendar
Feb 09, 2012
The latest round of updates to Workspace Calendar focused on the Attendees & Resources tab. Now, the application responds quicker, and it’s easier and more intuitive to schedule events. Here are some highlights from the release: Load Times — Our developers did lots of work on the back end to make Calendar load faster. It...
Lightbox in WebSite Tonight
Feb 08, 2012
You can select a new option called Lightbox for displaying image collections in WebSite Tonight?. If you’re not a JavaScript Developer, you may wonder what it is. Lightbox is a JavaScript application used to magnify image collections in windows on top of webpages. Unlike slideshows, clicking image collections displayed through Lightbox enlarges images and still...
New Advanced Color Options and More for WebSite Tonight
Feb 07, 2012
WebSite Tonight? introduces Active State Navigation, a new Advanced Color Options feature that lets you visually indicate the active pages on your website. The new feature includes: Navigation Text Active State — Lets you change the navigation button text color for the page a visitor is viewing. Navigation Background Color Active State — Lets you...
Use Hosted Exchange to Share Contacts with Ease
Feb 07, 2012
When you add contact information to global address books in Hosted Exchange, it’s available to all users in your organization. That means the days of hastily scribbling down information are over. Organizations in Hosted Exchange are useful for lots of things. For example, they’re great for keeping your family members separate from business contacts. And...
Vulneralibility Could Affect Hosting Customers
Feb 06, 2012
All customers running vBSEO™ on their hosting accounts are vulnerable to a PHP code injection exploit that was released on January 27, 2012. This vulnerability allows an attacker to inject and execute arbitrary code. We have taken the appropriate steps to resolve this vulnerability, however you should install the patches released by vBSEO for additional...
Vulnerabilities Found in Support Incident Tracker
Feb 03, 2012
Support Incident Tracker? (SIT!) is a free, open-source, web-based application that tracks emails and technical support calls. Affected Application: 3.64 and any previous versions. Issue: Multiple vulnerabilities including SQL Injections and Cross-Site Scripting were discovered in the SiT! application. These vulnerabilities could let attackers execute unintended commands, access unauthorized data, hijack user sessions, or redirect...
Site Analytics Feedback Fuels Speedier Stats
Feb 02, 2012
When it comes to feedback, the more the merrier. We even seek it out in blogs, tweets, comments, letters, and everything in between. And all of it, even if it’s not favorable, is important to us. But when it comes to websites, sometimes less is more. Elements such as widgets, scripts, and other add-ons do...
Recovering Deleted Messages with Hosted Exchange
Feb 02, 2012
With Hosted Exchange, don’t worry if you delete messages in Microsoft? Outlook but want them back. Hosted Exchange lets you recover deleted messages up to a few months after purging them from the Deleted Items folder. In Outlook, just go to the Folder tab, and then select Recover Deleted Items. Select the email you’d like...
Public Links Updates for Online File Folder
Jan 30, 2012
We just updated Online File Folder? to let you more effectively share content using Public Links. Here’s the rundown: Quick Find — In the Quick Find section of your Online File Folder home page, you can now click My Public Links to display all the files you’re sharing with Public Links. If you’re storing a...
Where’s the commission?
Jan 27, 2012
We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how, and mostly when, we pay commission for the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program. Well, it’s your lucky day, because we’re going to go over it. Right here. Right now. As of Dec. 15, 2011, all purchases made from Go Daddy Direct referrals (clicks from your...
What are Quick Find folders in Online File Folder?
Jan 26, 2012
Use Quick Find folders to easily locate images and videos you upload to Online File Folder?. Each time you upload files, Online File Folder detects the file type. If they’re image or video files, Online File Folder then automatically moves them to the appropriate Quick Find folders. However, every file you upload also displays in...
Cross-Site Scripting Vulneralibility in WordPress Versions 3.3
Jan 25, 2012
WordPress? is a popular open-source blogging tool that millions of websites use. Affected Application:3.3, before 3.3.1. Issue: On 01/06/2012, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for versions 3.3.x, before 3.3.1. This vulnerability lets attackers execute scripts that let them deface websites, redirect users to malicious sites, and other harmful actions. Resolution: Update your WordPress Installation....
Twitter and Affiliate Links for InstantPage
Jan 25, 2012
InstantPage? has some new updates. First up, we updated the Twitter? widget to let you connect directly to your Twitter account. Before, you could only display public tweets from the users you entered on your website. Now, you can display tweets, replies, and retweets from your personal Twitter account. Ultimately, you can display one of...
Go Daddy & Many Other Internet Leaders Oppose SOPA & PIPA
Jan 18, 2012
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was with the U.S. House Judiciary Committee when an uproar erupted on the Internet. An overwhelming majority of the Internet community voiced strong opposition to SOPA legislation. Go Daddy joined to oppose SOPA. On Jan. 16, U.S. Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) stopped action on SOPA. Companion legislation, known as...
Easier Shipping and More from Quick Shopping Cart
Jan 18, 2012
Quick Shopping Cart? has a new way to set up shipping options quickly. There are two new shipping options: Percentage Flat Rate — Charges shipping fees based on a percentage of the order total. Fixed Flat Rate — Charges flat rate shipping fees to the order total. Flat-rate shipping options are the easiest to configure,...
Now Counting Pages for Fax Thru Email
Jan 13, 2012
We just updated the way we measure usage for Fax Thru Email. We’re now allotting pages to your account, rather than the minutes that previously measured usage. Here’s how it breaks down: Plan Pages Minutes (prev.) Economy 150 100 Deluxe 300 200 Premium 600 400 In case you need a refresher, Fax Thru Email lets...
Exporting Address Book Contacts for Express Email Marketing
Jan 12, 2012
Reviewing some feedback recently, I came across a question about how to import Address Book contacts from Mac? OS X into Express Email Marketing?. I haven’t tried importing anything other than a CSV with a Mac, so I thought I’d take a stab at it — here’s what I found: Address Book exports in vCard...
Stay Inside the Lines — The Lines are Your Friends
Jan 11, 2012
We want you to make a ton of money in the Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program. We really do. But, to protect Go Daddy’s intellectual property and other business interests, we have to set rules and regulations regarding how you make that money. The Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program Service Agreement, which you must abide...
Resolve to Reach More Shoppers in 2012
Jan 10, 2012
With a new year come renewed hopes. If you ask the experts, 2012 is looking better for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) already. SMB owners are spending more now – whether for technology or hiring – than they have in the last 40 months. Banks are slowly starting to loosen the purse strings on business...
Why do I have to enter a code to continue sending email?
Jan 06, 2012
If you’re prompted to enter a code when you try to send a message using Workspace Webmail, it’s because of a protective measure we set up against spammers. We’re sorry if this caused any inconvenience. To continue emailing, just enter the code. These codes, called CAPTCHAs, are series of numbers and letters partially obscured by...
App Store Feedback
Jan 03, 2012
We get lots of great feedback and questions in the reviews on the iOS App Store and the Android Market. Unfortunately, we can’t respond there so we’ve collected the most representative of your questions, and answered them below. If you’ve got your own feedback, feel free to leave a comment here or start a thread...
Photo Album — Get Your Scroll On
Dec 30, 2011
Who doesn’t want complete control over something they’re viewing? Photo Album now has a scroll bar to liberate you from clicking forward and backward buttons when navigating through slideshows. This is the same feature that was recently added to WebSite Tonight’s? animated slideshow. Now you can simply scroll through images in slideshows, giving yourself complete...
Statement about SOPA
Dec 29, 2011
Go Daddy opposes SOPA because the legislation has not fulfilled its basic requirement to build a consensus among stake-holders in the technology and Internet communities. Our company regrets the loss of any of our customers, who remain our highest priority, and we hope to repair those relationships and win back their business over time. -Go...
Spoofing Website Protections Site Scanner Site Seal
Dec 29, 2011
Recently, we found several sites displaying a Website Protection Site Scanner site seal not provided by Go Daddy. Website Protections Site Scanner didn’t scan these sites, so it’s important that you understand what our site seal looks like. The real Website Protection site seal displays this image: Our site seal always: Shows the Website Protection...
Change Folders in Online File Folder
Dec 28, 2011
We’re removing the default folders in Online File Folder? that stored your content from Video.ME™ and Photo Album. Hopefully, this makes it easier to organize your stuff. However, there’s just one thing you need to do: Save content from those default folders to another folder. Just left-click each default folder, and then select Copy. For...
Quick Blogcast Updates
Dec 27, 2011
Quick Blogcast just received some great new updates: Bloggers can now delete subscribers, giving them more control over who monitors their posts. A new unsubscribe page improves the unsubscribe process. We updated a help article to reflect the change. Check it out here.
Go Daddy’s Position on SOPA
Dec 22, 2011
We’ve listened to our customers. Go Daddy is no longer supporting the SOPA legislation. Click here to find out more.
Fax Thru Email Tip: Send Using .PDF Format
Dec 21, 2011
Using Fax Thru Email? Here’s a tip: Use .PDF format when you send Microsoft? Word? documents. Just preview the print job in Word, and then save the preview as a .PDF. Thing is, due to formatting in Word — such as breaks and headers — faxes you send with Fax Thru Email often show up...
Introducing Event Auctions — First Up, .PRO
Dec 21, 2011
We’re pleased to introduce (drum roll) Go Daddy Event Auctions! It’s a quarterly auction that promotes high-value domain names for sale for a limited time. Here are some facts about Event Auctions: They include single and multiple, higher-profile domain names for sale from registries and private sellers. A Go Daddy Auctions? membership is required to...
Resize Videos in WST
Dec 16, 2011
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a video worth? Whatever it is, a video is worth a lot more with WebSite Tonight’s? new ability to resize videos. Resizing videos in WebSite Tonight is super easy. Now, you simply select from four size options: small, medium, large, or custom. You can...
Get Noticed this Holiday Season
Dec 16, 2011
The end of the year is wrapping up. Are you maximizing your Express Email Marketing? campaigns to generate some last-minute sales? Here are a few suggestions to help you end the year with a bang. Anticipate the season’s arrival — It’s not too late to create a seasonal countdown campaign, such as “Twas the Week...
Information Regarding this Week’s Hosting Interruptions
Dec 16, 2011
Some of our 4GH Hosting customers experienced interruptions in service this week on Tues., Dec. 13 and Thurs., Dec. 15. We take any downtime seriously, and want to explain what happened. We identified a hardware issue on one of our storage devices on Dec. 13. This issue caused several thousand websites to load slowly, or...
Security: A Year in Review
Dec 15, 2011
It’s that time of year again, where everyone takes a look back at the past year and decides what worked and what needs improvement. And, if you’re a hacker, you’ve got a long list to review. In fact, you were so busy this year that we blocked more than 1.3 billion of your attacks. So,...
New for Workspace Desktop: Calendar
Dec 15, 2011
We just added Workspace Calendar to the applications you can use with the Workspace Desktop tool. That means Workspace Desktop is now a one-stop shop for the complete functionality of Email, Online File Folder? and Calendar. Workspace Desktop lets you synchronize your Workspace Calendar with Microsoft? Outlook? and display Workspace Calendar event notifications on the...
WordPress Plugin Performance Profiler (P3)
Dec 14, 2011
Check out our new WordPress? plugin developed by our in-house WordPress whiz kids. The Plugin Performance Profiler does just what its name says. It creates a profile of a plugin’s performance by measuring its impact on your site’s load time. Often, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so...
WordPress 3.3 is Here
Dec 13, 2011
The latest and greatest version of the WordPress? software is available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard. WordPress release 3.3, named “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt, has some notable updates to point out: Uploading files is a breeze File type detection — Once you upload a file, the...
vtiger Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Dec 13, 2011
vtiger CRM is an Open Source CRM software for small and medium businesses. Affected Application: vtiger CRM before version 5.2.0. Issue: On 12/07/2011, multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities were reported for vtiger CRM before version 5.2.0. Attackers can use these vulnerabilities to execute unauthorized code, modify site content, or perform other malicious activities. Resolution: Update to...
Known Issue: Adding Privacy to .XXX Domain Names
Dec 09, 2011
If you purchase a .xxx domain name with Domains By Proxy® private registration, you’ll receive emails from the .xxx registry. Here’s what you can expect: When you register multiple .xxx domain names with privacy, the registry will generate multiple membership ID invitations, but only one ID needs to created/activated. The ICM registry will send a...
WHMCS Security Advisory
Dec 09, 2011
If you have a server running cPanel hosted with us, you should know that the developers of WHCMS (an add-on commonly used by cPanel customers) have recently released a critical update to address a recently discovered security vulnerability. Although we do not directly offer WHCMS to our customers, we are aware that you might have...
Site Analytics Provides Lots of Bang for Just a Few Bucks
Dec 08, 2011
It’s the holiday season, which means you want to get the most bang for your advertising and marketing buck. And you probably don’t have a lot of time to spend doing it. With two simple but very powerful reports, Site Analytics gives you the ability to quickly and easily track the bang: The Most Popular...
Thinking of moving your Dedicated Servers to the cloud?
Dec 06, 2011
Some of our Dedicated Server customers have been reaching out to us lately with lots of great questions about cloud hosting. Some of them want to move to the cloud, others want to better understand if they should make the move or not. The good news is, whether you want to move to the cloud...
Thinking of moving your Dedicated Servers to the cloud?
Dec 06, 2011
Some of our Dedicated Server customers have been reaching out to us lately with lots of great questions about cloud hosting. Some of them want to move to the cloud, others want to better understand if they should make the move or not. The good news is, whether you want to move to the cloud...
.XXX General Availability Has Arrived!
Dec 06, 2011
Today, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. Arizona time marks the beginning of the General Availability phase for .XXX top-level domain names (TLDs). .XXX General Availability $99.99 for the first year. ICANN charges an additional 18¢ fee per year of registration. .XXX domain names are registered on a first come, first served basis. Domains By Proxy®...
.XXX General Availability Has Arrived!
Dec 06, 2011
Today, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. Arizona time marks the beginning of the General Availability phase for .XXX top-level domain names (TLDs). .XXX General Availability $99.99 for the first year. ICANN charges an additional 18¢ fee per year of registration. .XXX domain names are registered on a first come, first served basis. Domains By Proxy®...
Subject Alternative Names Explained
Dec 05, 2011
What to add, or what not to add? That is the question. Especially when it comes to Subject Alternative Names (SANs) in a UC certificate. Adding SANs to a UC certificate can be confusing, but it doesn’t need to be. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be a pro in no time at all. The...
Subject Alternative Names Explained
Dec 05, 2011
What to add, or what not to add? That is the question. Especially when it comes to Subject Alternative Names (SANs) in a UC certificate. Adding SANs to a UC certificate can be confusing, but it doesn’t need to be. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be a pro in no time at all. The...
Can your website’s stats do this?
Nov 30, 2011
You could probably call it horn-tooting, but can you blame us? We’re pretty darn proud of these features that help set Site Analytics apart from other stats programs: Bandwidth and File Bandwidth reports show how much bandwidth visitors use, and what pages and files are downloaded the most. This info is helpful if you’re considering...
Can your website’s stats do this?
Nov 30, 2011
You could probably call it horn-tooting, but can you blame us? We’re pretty darn proud of these features that help set Site Analytics apart from other stats programs: Bandwidth and File Bandwidth reports show how much bandwidth visitors use, and what pages and files are downloaded the most. This info is helpful if you’re considering...
Time-Saving Tweak for Calendar
Nov 29, 2011
We just made a subtle tweak to Calendar that we hope will make it easier for you to schedule events. Now, when you schedule an event, the default selection for its start time is the next half-hour segment. For example, if you click Add Event at 1:45 p.m., the default start time is 2:00 p.m....
Time-Saving Tweak for Calendar
Nov 29, 2011
We just made a subtle tweak to Calendar that we hope will make it easier for you to schedule events. Now, when you schedule an event, the default selection for its start time is the next half-hour segment. For example, if you click Add Event at 1:45 p.m., the default start time is 2:00 p.m....
.XXX Landrush Ends Today
Nov 25, 2011
Today, Nov. 25 at 16:00 UTC, marks the end of the Landrush phase for .XXX top-level domain names (TLDs). Landrush applicants must become members of the Adult Sponsored Community. The ICM Registry does not permit refunds for Landrush applicants who do not complete the membership application process by Nov. 30, at 16:00 UTC. At this...
.XXX Landrush Ends Today
Nov 25, 2011
Today, Nov. 25 at 16:00 UTC, marks the end of the Landrush phase for .XXX top-level domain names (TLDs). Landrush applicants must become members of the Adult Sponsored Community. The ICM Registry does not permit refunds for Landrush applicants who do not complete the membership application process by Nov. 30, at 16:00 UTC. At this...
Calendar Events Displaying Incorrectly in Webmail
Nov 23, 2011
If you selected to display your Workspace Calendar events in the panel above your Webmail Inbox, those times might be incorrect. It’s important you reference Workspace Calendar for the correct times of events. Right now, we have a team of engineers working to fix the problem, which we expect to address in the coming days....
Calendar Events Displaying Incorrectly in Webmail
Nov 23, 2011
If you selected to display your Workspace Calendar events in the panel above your Webmail Inbox, those times might be incorrect. It’s important you reference Workspace Calendar for the correct times of events. Right now, we have a team of engineers working to fix the problem, which we expect to address in the coming days....
Known Issue Downloading from Hosted Exchange with Firefox 8.0
Nov 22, 2011
A known issue with Mozilla? Firefox 8.0 might cause problems when you use it to download files from your Hosted Exchange email account in Outlook? Web Access 2010. This latest version of the Web browser saves files as “attachment.ashx,” which you typically can’t open without first converting them to another file type. To avoid this...
National Online Advertising is Here
Nov 22, 2011
That’s right! With Premium Search Engine Visibility you now have the option to choose between local advertising and national advertising. Take a look: Next step? Decide if this is the right option for you. Learn more here. This is awesome right? Think about how many more potential customers your business can reach.
Site Scanner Identifies Even More Malware!
Nov 18, 2011
Site Scanner identifies Malware on a whole new level! We use reputation feeds to scan your website’s links against known phishing and malicious sites, and we just added some more amazing sources for you, including our own internal feed! This is great news, not only for us, but for you too. Our security operations team...
Heat Maps in a Flash
Nov 18, 2011
Site Analytic’s real-time stats help set it apart from other stats programs. And with real-time stats enabled, you can use the Heat Map and Pin Point reports to visualize your site’s traffic trends. Take a look. If your site uses Flash, you also need to add a short line of code to the Flash OBJECT...
Facebook Pages from WebSite Tonight
Nov 18, 2011
We just updated WebSite Tonight? with a new, easy-to-use interface that lets you create Facebook? Pages in the Page Designer, and then add them to your Facebook account. Facebook Pages are often promotional tools you can use to further promote your business or special interest with custom content. For example, you can create an About...
Google Webmaster Tools and Web Stats from WebSite Tonight
Nov 17, 2011
We just made a couple updates to WebSite Tonight?. Take a look: Google? Webmaster Tools — When you publish your website, you can now select to create a Google Webmaster Tools account. It gives you all kinds of features for improving your search rankings, such as sitemap analysis and advanced indexing information about your site....
New Easy Database Features Are on the Move!
Nov 17, 2011
The Easy Database team just added three new exciting features this week – Check ‘em out! Move Columns — Yep, you read that right! This highly-requested feature provides you with more control of your column layout in your Tables. When you mouse-over the column title, you can click the < or > arrows to move...
Go Daddy Affiliate Program & WebSite Tonight: Easy Money
Nov 16, 2011
Making money with the Go Daddy Affiliate Program is already incredibly easy, but we’re making it even easier. Now, you can insert Go Daddy Affiliate Ads directly inside your WebSite Tonight? account. Find step-by-step instructions here. It’s so easy, there’s no reason to wait. Of course, if you’re not using the Go Daddy Affiliate Program...
Preferences Manager Does it All in Quick Shopping Cart
Nov 14, 2011
Do you know Quick Shopping Cart? has a central place to manage checkout and display options for your online store? It’s called the Preferences Manager. It lets you easily change your store’s shopping experience. You can share your online store on Facebook? and Twitter?, customize buttons to display exactly what you want during checkout, and...
Smart Ads and Custom Linking for Affiliates
Nov 11, 2011
We’re working hard to create new and better ads to give you more flexibility with Go Daddy Direct Affiliate ads. Recently, we created smart ads, a new type of ad that uses iframes to give you more oomph with each ad you place. Smart ads update to a new image each time a page refreshes....
Templates for All Messages
Nov 09, 2011
After returning from a business conference where he met lots of new contacts, John sat down to begin the often-tedious process of emailing all the people he met to introduce himself. Fortunately for John, he was using Workspace Webmail. John drafted a single email, referencing the conference and outlining his work focus. But instead of...
Improving Email Open Rates
Nov 08, 2011
Unless your message gets opened by every subscriber, every time (and if that’s the case, YOU should be writing this!), there’s always room to increase your email open rates. Target your audience By segmenting your audience into Interest Groups, you can learn which types of emails your customers enjoy. Some subscribers might only be interested...
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Multiple TYPO3 Extensions
Nov 08, 2011
TYPO3 is an enterprise-level open source content management system. Affected Application: The TYPO3 extensions Webkit PDFs (webkitpdf) versions before 1.1.4, and Questionnaire (k3_questionnaire) versions before 2.2.3. Issue: On 10/09/11, cross-site scripting and SQL injection vulnerabilities were reported for the TYPO3 extensions webkitpdf and k3_questionnaire. The vulnerabilities let attackers inject code to steal cookie-based data or...
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability for Flag Content Module Versions Prior to 5.x-2.10
Nov 08, 2011
Drupal? is a popular open-source content management system that is developed and supported by a community of users. The Flag Content module lets users flag offensive content for an administrator to review. Affected Application: Flag Content 5.x-2.x through 5.x-2.9 Issue: On 09/13/11, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for Flag Content version 5.x-2.x through 5.x-2.9....
Go Daddy Responds to “Rolling Blackout” DNS Rumor
Nov 08, 2011
Go Daddy manages the DNS for tens of millions of domain names. Our customers rely on us for efficient, uninterrupted DNS service. It has been suggested that Go Daddy has a rolling blackout policy, where DNS is shut off after certain capacities are reached. This is a frightening notion if you have a domain name...
.XXX Landrush Starts Today
Nov 08, 2011
Today, the Landrush phase begins for .XXX sponsored top-top level domain names (sTLDs). The .XXX TLD provides an easily identifiable extension for the adult entertainment industry, its consumers, and those who want to avoid it. Landrush Nov. 8 to Nov. 25 Begins and ends at 16:00 UTC (9:00AM Arizona time) - 1st Year $199.99 —...
New Spam Option for Email
Nov 07, 2011
We just added a new option for filtering spam in our email applications — Webmail, Mobile Mail, and the Email Control Center —that lets you control which messages show up in your Inbox. When you select the new Restricted option, only messages from senders you added to your Allowed List deliver to your inbox. The...
PayPal Website Payments Pro with Quick Shopping Cart
Nov 07, 2011
We just updated Quick Shopping Cart? with a new method you can use to accept credit and debit cards at your online store. Now, you can set up PayPal? Website Payments Pro to start accepting Visa?, MasterCard?, American Express?, Discover? and debit cards. Your customers can use these cards when they check out at your...
Picking Keywords Like a Pro
Nov 03, 2011
We’ve made defining your site’s keywords even easier in Search Engine Visibility. Give us your list of keywords and phrases and we’ll return suggestions from both Google® and other search engines. The suggested keywords are based on what people are searching for right now on search engines. Simply drag-and-drop to add words and phrases to...
2011 Desert Code Camp — Register Now!
Nov 03, 2011
Looking to hone your code-writing chops? We are pleased to announce that GoDaddy.com is a marquee sponsor for the 2011 Desert Code Camp, a place for developers to come and learn from their peers. This free event takes place place Saturday, Nov. 5 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Desert Code Camp is all about software development...
Account Execs from WebSite Tonight
Nov 03, 2011
You can now set up AccountExecs with WebSite Tonight?. AccountExecs are people such as Web designers who need access to WebSite Tonight, but shouldn’t get into the rest of your account. When you set up AccountExecs, you can let other people work on your website without worrying they’ll access your personal or payment information.
Getting Social with Express Email Marketing
Nov 02, 2011
Express Email Marketing? delivers 100 percent and more! We’re excited to announce new templates that have the look and feel of some popular social networks. What’s even better than that? Well, the social network logo that displays on the email campaign links directly to your corresponding social network profile page. This makes it easier for...
Taking a Closer Look at Log Files
Nov 02, 2011
Web servers are neurotic. They record everything that happens on a server and put it all in a text file called a log. Log files provide information about a website’s visitors, including page errors, broken links, and bandwidth usage. If you have Site Analytics and also host your website with us, Site Analytics uses log...
Purchase Go Daddy Products in Australian Dollars
Nov 01, 2011
Now you can process orders on GoDaddy.com using Australian Dollars. It’s no longer limited to only seeing the conversion, you’re actually conducting business in your home currency. But, it’s not automatic. You need to select AUD as your currency preference, or call our support for help! We even have a local Australian support phone number...
GoDaddy.com Mobile iPhone App Updates
Oct 31, 2011
We haven’t reinvented the entire GoDaddy.com Mobile iPhone? app, but what we’ve added makes it better-than-new. We took a lot of feedback we received and tightly focused our efforts, creating something we’re really proud of. Our latest updates to the app include: Mobile Mail — An entirely redesigned email experience Online File Folder? — Now...
.XXX Sunrise Ends Today
Oct 31, 2011
Today, Oct. 31, marks the end of the Sunrise phases for .XXX top-level domain names (TLDs), after which the Landrush phase will begin. At this time, you can pre-register for Landrush and General Availability. To pre-register, you can select the phase for which you qualify, and we’ll submit your applications when that phase begins. Pre-registration gives you the...
1-2-3: One Mailbox for All Your Email
Oct 28, 2011
It might sound complicated, but setting up Workspace Webmail to manage email from all your different addresses is easy as 1-2-3! Check it out: ONE — Register a domain name with Go Daddy. It comes with free Personal Email, which you can use with our Webmail interface, and easily and economically upgrade for more features....
Get Paid Faster with Go Daddy Auctions!
Oct 25, 2011
Go Daddy Auctions? just upped the ante when selling domain names that are also registered through Go Daddy. We’ve streamlined a few processes that ultimately mean Go Daddy Auctions sellers might only have to wait 5 days for payment! The process is simple. The buyer pays for the domain name, and we verify the payment....
Usability Updates for WebSite Tonight
Oct 21, 2011
We’ve got a couple updates to WebSite Tonight? on the back end. While you might not notice some of them, these updates aim to improve usability. Here is what’s new: International Symbols — WebSite Tonight now displays symbols for international currencies. It’s a useful update if you display products from your Quick Shopping Cart® with...
More Text Options from InstantPage
Oct 20, 2011
We just updated InstantPage™ to let you create rich text, such as bold and italic characters, bulleted and numbered lists, and hyperlinks. With InstantPage, you display text on your one-page website with a text widget. Once you set it up, the text widget displays as a link in your menu block. When visitors click it,...
Logging in to WebSite Tonight
Oct 19, 2011
We just updated the way you can log in to WebSite Tonight? through the back door. The back door login (login.websitetonight.com) is usually a good option when you access WebSite Tonight from a mobile device, such as an Apple? iPad?. The new default selection Log in with customer account lets you enter the credentials for...
Preview Images for Videos with Online File Folder
Oct 17, 2011
Before, the thumbnail preview of your video in Online File Folder? was just a boring stock image. Now, the thumbnail is your actual video! Just like this: Pretty fantastic, right!?!?! To upload all of your awesome video files, go here.
Thai Baht, Singapore Dollars and Packing Slips from Quick Shopping Cart
Oct 17, 2011
We just added a couple more international currencies to Quick Shopping Cart? and a new feature that lets you include packing slips when you ship orders. Now, you can use the Thai Baht (THB) and Singapore dollar (SGD) for transactions at your online store. In case you need to catch up with recent developments, Quick...
Changes for the Templates Tab
Oct 17, 2011
We just improved the user interface in our site builders — which include WebSite Tonight?, Quick Shopping Cart? and Quick Blogcast? — where you manage templates for your sites. New search options let you quickly find templates that are just right for your website, blog or online store. Then, it’s easy to preview templates to...
Defining Permission-Based Email
Oct 14, 2011
With email marketing, your first impulse might be blasting your campaigns out to everyone with a heartbeat. The more eyes on your email marketing campaigns, means a better response, right? Wrong! You cannot send marketing emails to anyone who has not requested them. No one wants to get unsolicited emails in their inbox. If you’re...
Select Your Scan Time? Sure!
Oct 14, 2011
A highly-requested feature for Site Scanner is now available: Schedule your scan time! Site Scanner still scans your site once every 24 hours, but now you can schedule the scan for a time that works best for your site. It’s a great feature if you want to schedule the scan for a time when your...
Addressing BlackBerry Service Issues
Oct 14, 2011
Recently, BlackBerry? manufacturer RIM had some issues with their services, including outages in Europe, Africa, and North America. However, it looks like RIM’s services are running well again. You can check for updates at RIM’s BlackBerry Service Update page, found at http://www.rim.com/newsroom/service-update.shtml. If you have any questions about your BlackBerry with our Hosted Exchange email...
Make Money with WebSite Tonight
Oct 12, 2011
With the latest round of updates, WebSite Tonight? becomes a more powerful ecommerce tool, with a new, super-simple way to use your website to make money. You can now display advertisements on your Web pages from Go Daddy Affiliates?. It lets you can earn up to a 20-percent commission on selected products when visitors purchase...
Spotlight on .ORG — On Sale Now!
Oct 10, 2011
The .org top-level domain name (TLD) is well-known and respected as the extension for non-profit organizations. But, did you know that anyone can register a .org? We’re putting a spotlight on .org’s endless possibilities with a limited-time offer. You can register .org domain names for only $6.99 — that’s more than 50% off!* *The sale...
Email Marketing Ethics
Oct 10, 2011
Want to make sure your email messages are received with a smile instead of snarl? It’s all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T! First things first: Don’t buy lists. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, sending unsolicited email is the best way to get your messages flagged as “spam” and to lose your credibility with customers...
.CA Domain Names for Sale
Oct 07, 2011
New .ca domain names are on sale NOW through Oct. 31, 2011 for $8.99! Why register a .ca? It represents Canada and its residents. A .ca domain name (ccTLD) broadens your site’s audience to Canadian residents, as opposed to .com, the generic top-level domain name (gTLD) designating commercial activities. It is beneficial for companies that...
New Signature Possibilities in Workspace Email
Oct 06, 2011
Remember back when you were a kid and every day was a new adventure in some far away land? Ah, to be young and inventive again. Well, it must be your lucky day, because we brought that fun sense of creation back just for you! Workspace Email has a brand new, slightly sophisticated, adventure for...
Information about the Oct. 4 Quick Shopping Cart Outage
Oct 05, 2011
For approximately 90 minutes on Oct. 4, customers might have been unable to check out at Quick Shopping Cart? online stores. When the issue occurred, our automated systems immediately detected a database malfunction. A team of our developers was unable to quickly fix the issue, so we switched to a backup database to restore service....
Meet the Redesigned Domain Transfers Page
Oct 04, 2011
We updated the Pending Transfers page in the Domain Manager! While the domain name transfer process remains the same, the redesigned page lets you know what step each incoming and outgoing transfer is in, what action you need to take (if any), and how to resolve common problems. What’s cool about it: You can look...
How to Get Subscribers
Oct 03, 2011
There’s no question that the size of your subscriber list can affect the success of your email marketing. Still, it’s a quality vs. quantity issue. Your subscriber list should be made up of people who want to receive your campaigns. They should look forward to new campaigns, and even be inspired to tell others about...
Securing Your Site: DNSSEC, SSL, or Both?
Sep 30, 2011
Most people are familiar with securing a website using Secure Socket Layer (SSL), which are issued by Certificate Authorities (CA). However, there’s an active debate in the industry about the best way to provide security for websites. It’s no easy task to prevent users from going to unintended sites where they might provide personal information...
Searching for Domain Names with Privacy
Sep 30, 2011
We recently expanded the search options in Domains By Proxy® (DBP) accounts. If you have multiple domain names with privacy, you can quickly search for them alphabetically or in bulk. After you log in to your DBP account, you have two options: To search alphabetically, simply enter one or more letters in the Begins with...
Backing up Faxes with Fax thru Email
Sep 30, 2011
Now that you can resend faxes that you’ve received, we wanted to share a neat little tip we discovered on this feature. It’s super convenient for you to resend faxes to any email address you want. But, this option also creates security for your faxes. Now, you get the option to back up all your...
2 Simple Ways to Protect Your Linux Website
Sep 30, 2011
Long-time webmasters have seen a lot of change over the years. Protecting websites from security issues used to be a lot easier; if you didn’t want someone to modify your website, you simply didn’t give them your FTP password. Times sure have changed. Gone are the days of flat, static content. Now, scripts can modify...
Catalog and Currency Updates to Quick Shopping Cart
Sep 30, 2011
We just made a couple of cool updates to Quick Shopping Cart?, which we hope make it easier to display your products — and easier for your customers to pay for them. For starters, we added the Hong Kong Dollar and Israeli New Shekel to the international currencies you can enable for transactions at your...
Merging Domains By Proxy Privacy Accounts
Sep 29, 2011
Domains By Proxy? (DBP) provides privacy for your domain names. If you accidentally end up with multiple DBP accounts, you can request an account merge. All you have to do is log in to one of your DBP accounts, and then submit a request on the new Merge Accounts page. If you know the account...
Facebook And SSLs — What You Need to Know
Sep 29, 2011
Next month, Facebook? is taking a huge step to help protect your privacy. The changes are generating a lot of questions, so here’s what you need to know: Starting October 1, the social network will require websites to have an SSL certificate before integrating with their Facebook page. What does this mean? If you develop...
Brief Overview of Cross-Site Scripting
Sep 23, 2011
Browsing the Web can be a precarious adventure. Annoying pop-ups and ads aren’t the only obstacles, though. Security vulnerabilities, such as Cross-Site Scripting (known as XSS), are becoming prevalent. Most Web browsers are designed to protect the privacy and trustworthiness of a website’s data, such as HTTP cookies or session information, by preventing scripts from...
What is Server Gated Cryptography and Do I Need It?
Sep 23, 2011
No, you DON’T! SGC allows browsers to increase, or “bump up,” 40/56-bit encrypted Web sessions to 128-bit. At the time when the technology was developed (in the early 1990s), it was a good solution for a tricky problem. Back when Certificate Authorities (CAs) first began issuing certificates, the U.S. government created strict laws governing the...
I’ve Got Express Email Marketing, Now What?
Sep 23, 2011
You’ve made the smart choice to join the thousands of customers who already use Express Email Marketing? to create engaging, attractive email campaigns. So, what’s next? Collect subscribers — First things first: Don’t buy lists! Express Email Marketing only lets you send communications to subscribers who agree to receive them. Don’t waste your time using...
5 Tips for Good Site Backups
Sep 22, 2011
There are a lot of reasons to keep a backup of your website. Whether your site is personal or for your small business, a good backup can be the difference between a simple 30-minute restore and the nightmare of rebuilding the site. However, many people don’t think they need a backup. Cleaning up your site...
Home Page Interruptions — What Happened?
Sep 22, 2011
Our home page was down intermittently this morning for approximately two hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused. What caused the outage? We experienced a significant increase in potentially malicious traffic to one of our sites. This high amount of traffic overloaded one of the underlying services used by some of our...
AdSpace Raises the Bar
Sep 21, 2011
AdSpace already gives you a way to advertise on Google®. Now we’re adding Bing® and Yahoo!® to the AdSpace arsenal to help you reach a wider audience. Do the math. 95 percent of all Web searches come from Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. It’s true – 95 percent! Interested? We bet you are. That’s why we’ve...
.CO Joins Domain Backorders
Sep 20, 2011
Our Domain Backorders service is now available for .co domain names! If someone already registered the .co domain name you want, Domain Backorders can help. Domain Backorders (also known as Domain Alert® Pro Backordering) is a service that helps you attempt to acquire a domain name when it becomes available for registration. A fresh landscape...
Rescuing Music for & Emailing Private Photos from Your Website
Sep 16, 2011
Two of our site builders, WebSite Tonight? and Photo Album, just got a little more versatile. For starters, music you delete first goes to the Recycle Bin before it’s gone forever. That means you can restore music you previously added to slideshows or montages, but then deleted. It’s a nice failsafe in case you delete...
More Currencies and Display Options from Quick Shopping Cart
Sep 16, 2011
From the way you display your products to the currencies you accept at your online store, Quick Shopping Cart? just got bigger and better. Take a look: We added the Mexican Peso to currencies you can use for transactions at your online store. In case you missed the news, we recently expanded Quick Shopping Cart’s...
3 Questions Your Email Marketing Should Answer
Sep 16, 2011
In today’s fast-paced business environment, people are much too busy to decipher cryptic marketing emails. In fact, research cited by Smith-­Harmon, a marketing-­research company, finds email subscribers will spend just 8 seconds on most messages before clicking through or navigating away. Here’s a look at three questions your email should answer in 8 seconds or...
Auto Purge to the Rescue!
Sep 16, 2011
User@annoyingspam.com just sent you the 50th email today about how to save billions by creating a super gadget with a string, one toothpick, and a piece of bubble gum. All 50 of these emails are in your bulk mail folder, just waiting for you to delete them. Ever wish there was an option to never...
Easy Database for Websites Adds New Features
Sep 15, 2011
A few exciting new enhancements are now live in Easy Database for Websites. Check it out: Text Area Input Fields — When creating a Data Entry widget, you can now choose to add a text area input field to your form. This comes in handy if you’re anticipating a response longer than a few words...
Information About Hosting Compromise
Sep 15, 2011
Yesterday, our Security Team detected approximately 445 hosting accounts were compromised. We determined attackers accessed the accounts by using the account holder’s username and password. The attackers updated htaccess files (for info, see What is .htaccess?) to redirect visitors who entered the site from many different search engines. The redirect pointed to a malicious site...
Putting Site Analytics Data to Work
Sep 15, 2011
We all know that Site Analytics gives you powerful insight to your website. But, what exactly can you do with that information? Let’s take a look: Know what to change Is your site click worthy? Is it even click-able? Site Analytics tells you which pages are getting hits and where your visitors are clicking. You...
Information about Today’s Disruption in Service
Sep 14, 2011
For approximately 90 minutes today, some Go Daddy customers experienced difficulty accessing our websites and some of our products. Our security team identified a suspicious spike in traffic and quickly discovered that the spike was malicious in nature. The issue, a Distributed Denial of Service (or DDoS) attack, intended to block some of our services....
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in Twitter Feed 0.3.1 for WordPress
Sep 14, 2011
WordPress? is a popular open-source blogging tool that millions of websites throughout the world use. The Twitter? Feed plugin lets users pull Twitter data into their page. Affected Application: Twitter Feed plugin wp-twitter-feed 0.3.1. Issue: On 08/24/11, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for the WordPress Twitter Feed plugin, wp-twitter-feed. Attackers can use the vulnerability...
Submitting Web Feeds from Quick Blogcast
Sep 14, 2011
Once you start to get serious about blogging, Quick Blogcast? makes it easy to find the URL for your Web feeds, so you can submit them to websites or aggregators. Quick Blogcast displays separate Web feeds for your posts and comments, in both RSS and Atom formats. Quick Blogcast also generates a podcasts-only feed in...
Intermediate Certificates – What’s the Big Deal?
Sep 14, 2011
Intermediate certificates provide maximum browser and server coverage to ensure visitors won’t receive “invalid SSL” warnings when they visit your site. Most Web browsers and servers include one or more of our trusted root certificates, either Starfield Technologies, Go Daddy or Valicert. The intermediate certificate bundle “chains” your SSL certificate to our trusted root certificates,...
10 Tips for Securing Your Wireless Network
Sep 14, 2011
With the Internet, nothing is ever 100 percent secure. But there are two keys to stronger security: using layers of prevention, and eliminating low-hanging fruit. Generally speaking, attackers look for easy targets and insecure WIFI spots are about as easy as it gets. Attackers use insecure WIFI spots for malicious activity, such as compromising connected...
Why Email Marketing?
Sep 09, 2011
Attracting a loyal customer base is key to building a successful business. Express Email Marketing? lets you roll out the red carpet to subscribers who opt in to your inner circle. Use email marketing to offer them exclusive sales, invites, sneak peeks, information and education. Think of your email as a gift to your customers,...
Go Daddy Introduces Its Most Powerful Product – Ever!
Sep 08, 2011
It’s a bold claim and one we are willing to stand behind — this is the most powerful hosting product on the market. We call it Virtual DataCenter. As its name implies, it lets you harness the power of your own a data center, but without the difficulties and expense. You build networks of virtual...
.XXX Sunrise Begins Today
Sep 07, 2011
Today, the Sunrise phase begins for .XXX top-level domain names (TLDs). There are three types of Sunrise applications you can submit now through Oct. 28, 2011, at 16:00 UTC: Sunrise AT — Applicants within the sponsored adult entertainment community can apply for .xxx domain names if they have registered trademarks or intellectual property rights. Sunrise...
Email and Outlook Become Friends Again
Sep 07, 2011
Setting up Outlook? with your email can be confusing (even for me!). You need to know your ports and settings, and tell the difference between IMAP and POP. Luckily, we made a tool that simplifies the process. So grab a piece of paper and a pen, and we’ll show you all your settings in just...
Go Daddy to Discontinue ColdFusion Support
Sep 03, 2011
We emailed our customers on September 1, 2011 to let them know will discontinue ColdFusion support on November 29, 2011. Please understand we decided to drop ColdFusion support only after seriously considering the impact on our customers. We recognize this change might disrupt some of your plans and could even put you in a situation...
Bob’s Video Blog: Why successful people NEVER use these email accounts. PLUS 9 other BIG dos & don’ts.
Sep 03, 2011
Check out the Episode #45 post by Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons at bobparsons.me. In Episode #45, August 19, 2011, “Why successful people NEVER use these email accounts. PLUS 9 other BIG dos & don’ts.” Bob explains that, how you use the web can tell others a lot about you. Bob talks about...
Engaging Visitors with Quick Blogcast
Sep 02, 2011
A new feature we just added to Quick Blogcast? make your blog an even more interactive place for visitors. These days, everyone is using social media, so we added a simple button your visitors can click to share your posts on social-media outlets you specify. For the Help article about managing social media in Quick...
Issues with Server-Side Includes and .htaccess Files
Sep 02, 2011
Customer security is one of, if not the, top priority for us. We continually look for new ways to ensure our customers are safe, as well as improving our existing technology. With that in mind, we’ve recently upgraded Apache? on our Web servers to implement tighter security standards—protecting our customers from potential compromises. However, with...
Writing Emails that Get Results
Sep 02, 2011
Can the structure of an Express Email Marketing? campaign contribute to its success? Do keywords or phrases help? Should you always tell the truth? Yes. Yes! Yes!!! Most of us are not marketing experts. And the good majority of us aren’t even writers. But we all have it in us to be effective communicators. Writing...
New Features for Fax Thru Email
Sep 02, 2011
Fax Thru Email really hit a home run with the new features it’s offering. With the ability to save up to 5 cover sheets and the option to send copies of received faxes to you or someone else, Fax Thru Email deserves a tip of the cap. If you would like more information on saving...
Website Protection Site Scanner Now Identifies Malware!
Sep 01, 2011
In addition to identifying security holes that hackers can get through, such as cross-site scripting or SQL injection, Site Scanner now identifies malware and phishing URLs. How does it work? Site Scanner uses industry-trusted “reputation” resources, such as Google? Safe Browsing List and PhishTank?, along with other resources to identify malware or phishing URLs in...
4 Tips to Avoid Being Phished
Aug 30, 2011
For every social network or new website phenomenon introduced to the Internet, bad guys are never far behind with new and mischievous attacks. One style of attack is phishing. Phishing attacks mislead or trick users into giving up important information such as credit card details, user names, or passwords. While a phishing attack can be...
6 Tips for Writing Awesome Subject Lines
Aug 29, 2011
With a winning headline like that you just couldn’t resist to click on it, huh? When using Express Email Marketing? the subject line truly does the heavy lifting. It’s worth spending your time creating a captivating subject line. You have, on average, between 40 and 60 characters — and five seconds — to capture customers’...
.XXX Pre-Registration Available
Aug 26, 2011
Starting today, pre-registration is available for .XXX top-level domain names (TLDs). To pre-register, select the phase for which you qualify, and we’ll submit your application when that phase begins. Pre-registration gives you the best possible chance of securing your .xxx domain name (or blocking your domain name from use as a .xxx extension). At this...
Known Issue with Google Webmaster Tools in HCC
Aug 25, 2011
UPDATE: This issue is now resolved. If you connect to Google® Webmaster Tools in the Hosting Control Center, you might experience issues when trying to log in to your Google Webmaster Tools account. This is a known issue, and we are working with Google to correct it. If you have another Google account, you can...
Instant Graphic Design with InstantPage
Aug 25, 2011
InstantPage already lets you set up your own one-page website, easily and practically in an instant, with so much functionality it looks like a professional Web designer built it for you. And now, with the latest release, InstantPage helps you display your content with complementary colors and layouts. Visitors will think you also hired a...
Even More Widgets for InstantPage
Aug 25, 2011
We just added even more widgets to InstantPage, our newest site builder that comes FREE with domain registrations. For you InstantPage newbies, widgets are small applications that are easy to add and edit. But they offer big-time features in a little package when they display on your website. With the latest release, you can display...
Improvements to Spam Filtering
Aug 25, 2011
We recently updated our spam filters. These new features deal with how our filters react to suspected spam. For example, when you mark something as: Spam, our filters automatically block the sender and either move the email to the Bulk Mail folder or marks it as [SPAM] in the Inbox folder. Not spam, our filters...
Tips for Creating Logos and Graphics
Aug 24, 2011
Don’t have a company logo? While not essential, an attractive, eye-catching logo or graphic helps create credibility and gives your Express Email Marketing? campaigns a professional look. But not everyone is a graphic artist, or has access to one. Here are a few suggestions: First, get a concept in mind. Think about what your company...
Get Stats on Your Website in Real Time
Aug 24, 2011
Want to really take charge of your website? Using Site Analytics is like sitting at the command post of your website. And Site Analytics’ real-time stats gives you immediate information about how your visitors interact with your website. Think about how insightful it would be to actively watch your site’s visitors navigate through your Web...
Promote Your Blog with InstantPage
Aug 23, 2011
Let’s say you have a blog, and you just registered a domain name with Go Daddy. Once you set up InstantPage, the site builder that comes free with domain-name registrations, you’re just a few easy steps from promoting that blog content on an eye-catching one-page website. It’s simply a matter of adding the RSS widget...
Multiple Vulnerabilities in WordPress 3.1 through 3.1.2 and 3.2 Beta 1
Aug 22, 2011
WordPress? is a popular open-source blogging tool, that millions of websites throughout the world use. Affected Application: WordPress 3.1 through 3.1.2, and 3.2 Beta 1. Issue: On 08/10/11, several vulnerabilities were reported for multiple versions of WordPress. The vulnerabilities let attackers obtain usernames or other sensitive information, and perform clickjacking or other malicious attacks. Resolution:...
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Joomla! 1.6 and 1.6.1
Aug 22, 2011
Joomla!? is a content management system with more than 200,000 users and contributors. Affected Application: Joomla! 1.6 and 1.6.1. Issue: On 07/27/11, information disclosure and clickjacking vulnerabilities were reported for multiple versions of Joomla! The information disclosure vulnerability lets attackers use the index.php script to discover the absolute path to Joomla! The clickjacking vulnerability lets...
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Joomla! 1.5.22 and Previous
Aug 22, 2011
Joomla!? is a content management system with more than 200,000 users and contributors. Affected Application: Joomla! 1.5.22 and previous. Issue: On 07/27/11, an information disclosure vulnerability was reported for Joomla! The vulnerability lets attackers use the error.php script to discover the absolute path to Joomla!, which they could use for additional attacks. Resolution: Joomla! 1.7...
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Joomla! 1.5.23 and Previous
Aug 22, 2011
Joomla!? is a content management system with more than 200,000 users and contributors. Affected Application: Joomla! 1.5.23 and previous. Issue: On 07/27/11, an information disclosure vulnerability was reported for multiple versions of Joomla! The vulnerability lets attackers use the view.html.php script to discover the absolute path to Joomla!, which they could use for additional attacks....
Calendar: You Asked, and We Delivered!
Aug 19, 2011
Recently you asked us for an option to adjust the default duration for events in Calendar. And, we listened! Once you’re logged into Calendar, you can change the Events’ default time duration by going to Settings, and then clicking on Calendar Settings. Under Set Default Options for Invitations, select the default number of minutes, hours,...
Faster Updates, Easier Paperwork and More Interaction with Quick Shopping Cart
Aug 19, 2011
We hope with the latest release of Quick Shopping Cart? you find this powerful ecommerce solution is even better for: Managing inventory Easier paperwork A more interactive shopping experience for your customers For starters, you can now edit your products in bulk to modify product options, and to apply up- and cross-sells. Quick Shopping Cart...
WebSite Tonight Gets Even Easier
Aug 18, 2011
We just updated WebSite Tonight? with new features aimed to make it a quicker and easier process to get your website set up with the content you want. Right out of the gate, you no longer have to enter an email address or company name when you configure WebSite Tonight for the first time. You...
Even More Widgets from WebSite Tonight
Aug 18, 2011
If you’re hooked on using widgets to add functionality to your website, you’ll love the newest release of WebSite Tonight?. Now it’s easy to add content to your website from your Facebook? account, and MapQuest? and YouTube?. With its latest release, WebSite Tonight now features these widgets: MapQuest — Displays maps from MapQuest using addresses...
Secure Ordering on GoDaddy.com
Aug 18, 2011
Go Daddy is concerned with keeping the information you submit to us secure and private. We want to provide you with a fast and easy purchase process. We can accept credit card payments and provide you with the safety and comfort you demand when ordering on the Internet. Go Daddy offers you the advantage of...
Go Daddy Cookies
Aug 17, 2011
A “cookie” is a small piece of information that is sent from a Web server to your computer and stored in a file on your hard disk. They act as “labels”, showing that you have visited a particular Web page. Many users are concerned with the use of cookies. Go Daddy places a cookie on...
Not Relevant? Hide it with WebSite Tonight
Aug 16, 2011
One of the great things about the Internet is that it’s dynamic. Things are often changing, new situations arising. So once you establish a presence online, you want to keep it relevant. Never too soon or too late, you should display content on your website only when the time and place are just right. For...
Reseller’s Free Product Feature — WebSite Tonight
Aug 12, 2011
Two weeks ago, we highlighted the usefulness of the free SSL certificate that comes with Reseller plans. Next, we want to discuss one of the top applications used to create a custom storefront for your Reseller, WebSite Tonight?! Free with your Reseller plan, you receive a credit for a Premium 999-page WebSite Tonight account. This...
Mozilla Firefox Plugin Template Modifications
Aug 11, 2011
The open-source community is important to us at Go Daddy and we’re glad to contribute our development efforts for your benefit. That said, we want to share our modifications of Mozilla’s Firefox plugin template with you. We implemented this code for both our Online File Folder and Web-Based Email plugins. Most of our changes were...
“Liking” with Photo Album
Aug 11, 2011
These days, it seems we measure popular opinion in “likes.” For that, we just updated Photo Album to let you measure feedback from visitors. Ever wonder what they really think about the images you share online? Well, now visitors can tell you when they like your galleries or individual photos. With Photo Album, you can...
Beware of “Second-Hand” Go Daddy-Branded Products
Aug 10, 2011
Every so often we find Go Daddy-branded products for sale on marketplace sites such as eBay? or Taobao. We find listings for all sorts of stuff, from hosting services priced lower than listed on our site, to the free coupon codes we offer. While lower prices or deals might seem enticing, please understand that Go...
Bouncebacks Explained
Aug 10, 2011
Ever wondered what those pesky email bounceback messages mean? For most of us, trying to decode a bounceback message is a lot like rocket science. Luckily, it no longer needs to be. We happily bring you this article that outlines the most common errors we see, an explanation as to why they happen, and solutions...
Meet Your Subscribers with Quick Blogcast
Aug 09, 2011
Ever wanted to communicate directly with the people who read your blog? Or maybe you just want to keep track of your subscribers offline? Well, with the latest round of updates to Quick Blogcast?, you can. Quick Blogcast now lets you export a list of your blog’s subscribers to a comma-separated text file. The format...
Watch Out For Work at Home Scammers Using Go Daddy’s Info
Aug 05, 2011
Keep an eye out for a recent crop of scammers advertising work at home opportunities on community and employment networking sites. While the positions are posted by companies with generic names, the scammers are using bank information for Go Daddy and other well-known companies to create counterfeit checks. In most cases we investigate, the scammers...
Partial-Shipment Notifications from Quick Shopping Cart
Aug 05, 2011
Is business booming at your online store? Quick Shopping Cart? now features yet another way to smooth out operations for you. If you put together orders using different suppliers, you’ll get a lot of mileage out of a new feature that lets you send notifications to customers when their orders partially ship. For example, if...
File Injection Vulnerabilities in TimThumb 1.33 for WordPress
Aug 04, 2011
A WordPress? attack was discovered August 2, 2011 that exploits vulnerabilities in TimThumb v1.33, a popular image-resizing script. The vulnerability lets attackers execute PHP code in the timthumb cache directory. After his WordPress site was hacked, blogger Mark Maunder posted the steps he took to deconstruct the attack (click here for the post). He points...
Coming Soon: .XXX Pre-Registration
Aug 03, 2011
The online adult entertainment industry has thrived since the Internet’s inception. With the .xxx extension, the ICM Registry built a safe, globally recognizable home for it. Why .xxx? It’s an extension that adult entertainment providers and cautious parents alike can embrace. By making adult-themed websites easy to identify, Web surfers can quickly find them or...
Are Your Plugins the Weakest Link?
Jul 29, 2011
Plugins and extensions are powerful tools that let you extend your applications to do almost anything you can imagine. From automatically backing up your content to connecting with various social networks, using a plugin or extension can benefit your site. While plugins and extensions provide useful features, it’s important to keep your website’s security in...
Generating QR Codes with X.CO
Jul 29, 2011
Exciting news! Go Daddy’s URL shortener X.CO now generates QR codes. A QR code is a scannable barcode that you can place on websites and printed materials to direct viewers to a specific Web page or promotion. QR codes are becoming a growing trend in the wireless industry. Some camera phones and most smart phones...
Online File Folder Gets Social
Jul 29, 2011
Online File Folder? has always helped keep you connected. With options like assigning collaborators and sending an email with a public link to videos or images, it really keeps everyone in the loop. And this time, Online File Folder has really stepped up its "social" circle. We would like to present to you the two...
Customizing Widgets Using CSS
Jul 29, 2011
Your website looks exactly the way you want. Now you want to use Easy Database for Websites, but make sure it matches your existing design. When building widgets inside of Easy Database for Websites, you have the choice to pick from predefined color palettes. If those colors don’t work for you — or you want...
Go Daddy Lowers Auctions Fees
Jul 29, 2011
Want to save a little cash? Go Daddy Auctions? has lowered its commission rate to 10 percent! So when you sell your domain name through Go Daddy Auctions, you get more of the profit! Some of our competitors charge 15 percent, making this a pretty sweet deal! Don’t worry. We’re not cutting any of the...
Injected Malware Targets osCommerce Vulnerabilities
Jul 28, 2011
The folks at Armorize recently posted in their blog about a large-scale injection attack they estimate affects more than 90,000 websites. They discovered that attackers infect sites by injecting iframes — HTML tags that display other pages, or in this case malicious scripts. It seems attackers are targeting osCommerce? sites, so we did some digging...
Adding Privacy to Expired Domain Auctions
Jul 27, 2011
Did you know that if you win an expired domain name in Go Daddy Auctions?, you can add Domains By Proxy? (DBP) Private Registration to it right away? DBP Private Registration (also known as privacy) protects your identity by displaying its contact information in the Whois database instead of yours. For more information, see What...
Syncing Calendar with iPhone, iCal, or iPad
Jul 25, 2011
There are few products that we love as much as Calendar. Designed for success and organization, it’s fair to say that Calendar acts as our own personal assistant. But, did you know that you can sync your calendar with your iPhone, iCal, or iPad? Well, it’s true. CalDAV is a feature that lets you easily...
Admin Improvement for Quick Shopping Cart
Jul 25, 2011
To make it easier for you to organize your online store, we’ve just updated Quick Shopping Cart? so empty categories display when you preview your online store. Prior to this release, categories didn’t display until you added products to them. We hope this feature improves your experience. For the Help article about working with categories...
International Currencies with Quick Shopping Cart
Jul 25, 2011
It’s been one of the most frequent requests. And now, we’re proud to announce Quick Shopping Cart supports international currencies. From Pounds to Euros to U.S. Dollars, Quick Shopping Cart becomes a global ecommerce solution. When you switch over your pricing with Quick Shopping Cart — including products and shipping — you display the new...
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in Ruby on Rails 2.x, 3.0.x, and 3.1.x
Jul 22, 2011
Ruby on Rails? is a an open-source Web application framework. Affected Application: Ruby on Rails versions 2.x, 3.0.x and 3.1.x. Issue: On 06/30/2011, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for Ruby on Rails. The vulnerability lets attackers hijack user sessions, deface websites, or redirect visitors to malicious sites. Resolution: Update to the most recent version...
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Apache HttpClient 4.x
Jul 22, 2011
Apache HttpClient is a HTTP/1.1 compliant HTTP agent based on the Apache HttpComponents HttpCore. Affected Application: Apache HttpClient 4.x. Issue: On 07/07/2011, an information disclosure vulnerability was reported for Apache HttpClient. In configurations using an authenticating proxy server, attackers can obtain the Proxy-Authorization header, which could contain sensitive information about the server. Resolution: Update to...
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in Module Category Tokens 6.x
Jul 22, 2011
Category tokens is a Drupal? module that displays additional tokens, relating to the first and last terms in a category. Affected Application: Category tokens 6.x. Issue: On 07/08/11, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for Drupal module Category tokens 6.x. The vulnerability lets attackers with the “administer taxonomy” permission use cross-site scripting to gain administrative...
Problems with WordPress 3.2 and Tweet This
Jul 21, 2011
We’re always excited when WordPress? releases a new version, and we’re just as smitten with 3.2 as everyone else. We wanted to help get the word out, though, that the plugin Tweet This isn’t compatible with the newest version of WordPress. If you run into the following error, you can disable the plugin to get...
X.CO Wins Bulby Award!
Jul 20, 2011
Today will go down in Go Daddy history — .CO Internet S.A.S. announced that our very own X.CO URL shortener won the first-ever Bulby Award for Best Use of a Single Letter Domain! The Bulby Awards honor innovators in the .co global community. Our innovation, X.CO, shortens lengthy URLs in a matter of seconds, and...
Help Is On The Way!
Jul 19, 2011
Great news! We recently made some pretty fantastic changes to our help articles. We’ve simplified, expanded and added more help than before! Here’s what to look for: Want pictures? Click on the icon below to see what these images look like in action. Want to chat with someone? Just look for this icon and help...
The Benefits of SharePoint
Jul 18, 2011
As you might know, Hosted Exchange Group plans now offer SharePoint, Microsoft’s Web-based solution for document organization. But, we wanted you to know just how helpful it is to have a SharePoint site. Just look at some of the benefits you get: A Calendar completely based around your company’s upcoming meetings, deadlines and other important...
Teaming Microsoft Excel with Quick Shopping Cart
Jul 18, 2011
Unless you’re an experienced online merchant, it can be hard to imagine real-world uses for some administrative features in Quick Shopping Cart?. They might seem pretty cool, but a little advanced. Well, it doesn’t take much practice to put those features to use. With that in mind, let’s look at a feature in Quick Shopping...
Get the Most from Navigation with WebSite Tonight
Jul 18, 2011
WebSite Tonight? prominently displays a navigation menu at the top or sides of your Web pages. Its most obvious use is directing visitors to the various pages in your website, but WebSite Tonight lets you add even more functionality to your navigation — linking to email addresses, files or URLs to other places on the...
DomainConnect: Available Domain Names as of 7/15/2011
Jul 15, 2011
Need expert assistance buying or selling high-value domain names? The Go Daddy? Executive Account Services team is here to help. Our team hand selects high-value domain names to be bought or sold on your behalf through DomainConnect, assisting sophisticated buyers in finding top-quality names while helping sellers find perfect end-users for their high-value assets. Don’t...
EV SSLs Offer Free Premium DNS
Jul 15, 2011
Starting today, when you purchase a new Premium Extended Validation (EV) SSL, you get a free Premium DNS account! This high-security combo is just what you need to prevent hackers from hijacking your site and stealing visitors’ information. Premium EV SSL certificates provide an increased level of security for your website’s transactions. In addition, they...
Update: Consuming Quick Content Credits
Jul 15, 2011
We made a couple of changes to the CashParking? user interface regarding how you apply credits to Quick Content domain names. If you add a domain name to your Quick Content account but do not have a credit available, the domain name enters Needs Credit status. We apply newly purchased credits to these domain names...
CashParking Adds Features Column
Jul 15, 2011
Today, we added a Features column to the Domains page in CashParking?. Like the Features column in the Domain Manager, it provides information about the domain names in your CashParking account. In the new Features column, you can mouse over the following status icons for each domain name: Domain Quick Content Premium Listing Domains By...
Help at Your Fingertips with WebSite Tonight
Jul 14, 2011
Need an easy place to find general help with WebSite Tonight? Maybe you’re just getting used to the Page Designer, and the more you explore, the more you want to know. That’s why we just added a great feature for you. A new tab in the Page Designer opens to display Help content relevant to...
Multiple Critical Security Vulnerabilities in phpMyAdmin 3.4.3 and Earlier
Jul 13, 2011
The developers of the popular browser-based MySQL tool, phpMyAdmin, recently released updates to patch multiple critical security vulnerabilities in phpMyAdmin 3.4.3 and earlier. The vulnerabilities could let attackers overwrite session information to bypass authentication, inject malicious code, or perform other actions. Good news, though. The 2.11.x versions aren’t affected. We use phpMyAdmin version 2.11.11.3, so...
Workspace Email Updates Auto Purge Length
Jul 11, 2011
In Workspace Email, you can set up any folder to automatically delete emails after a certain amount of time. Or, set them up to never purge. And now, we’re giving you more time to decide by letting you set your accounts to auto purge messages older than 365 days. (In the past, it was 180...
Social Media: It’s Integrated into Go Daddy Products!
Jul 11, 2011
It’s easy to use your Go Daddy site builder with social media. Letting your visitors share your website with social media is an effective way to increase traffic to your site. Here’s how easy it is to integrate social media with our site builders: InstantPage InstantPage is the perfect product for anyone who wants to...
Express Email Marketing Delivers SMM
Jul 08, 2011
Email marketers rejoice! Express Email Marketing? now includes Social Visibility?. This means you can connect your Express Email Marketing account to your social media profiles and increase your marketing reach. Social Visibility displays social network status messages, photos, and posts. Customers can even post status updates directly from their Express Email Marketing account. But, that’s...
WordPress 3.2 is Here
Jul 08, 2011
Exciting news! WordPress? 3.2 is now available in Go Daddy Hosting Connection?. To upgrade to WordPress 3.2, you need to enable PHP 5.2 in your hosting account, and upgrade your MySQL version — if you’re not already using MySQL 5.0. If your hosting account already meets these requirements, head on over to Go Daddy Hosting...
Quick Blogcast Includes Spam Protection
Jul 07, 2011
We just upgraded all paid Quick Blogcast? accounts to make it easier for you to identify spam comments and keep those commenters from misusing your blog. All Quick Blogcast accounts now include, Akismet™, a third-party application using a constantly upgraded algorithm to detect spam, and then send those comments where they belong — the trash....
Update to Private Backorders
Jul 07, 2011
We recently added a feature to Domain Alert? Pro Backordering that makes it easier to make your backorders private. If you want to purchase a new private backorder, add privacy to an existing backorder, or upgrade a monitored domain name to a private backorder, you can select an existing Domains By Proxy? (DBP) Private Registration...
My Tweets aren’t Displaying on InstantPage!
Jul 07, 2011
Have you ever noticed the Twitter? widget you added to your InstantPage website isn’t displaying your tweets? If so, it’s a good idea to search for your tweets at http://search.twitter.com/search to make sure they’re active. Tweets that don’t display in search results aren’t active, and won’t display on InstantPage. It’s something you might be able...
Deleting Mailboxes and Organizations in Hosted Exchange
Jul 05, 2011
Organizations and Mailboxes within Hosted Exchange can be deleted. Sometimes, it’s even necessary. But, it’s important to remember that deleting removes everything. For example: Once you delete an organization, all the email addresses, email forwards, SharePoint sites, contacts, and distribution lists associated with it are deleted as well. A Mailbox is the same way. After...
ICANN Announces New gTLD Program
Jul 01, 2011
By now you’ve heard the buzz about ICANN’s plans to open the domain name floodgate: the New gTLD Program! As the world’s leading domain name registrar, we’re pretty psyched about this groundbreaking industry news. In the gTLD Applicant Guidebook, ICANN President and CEO Rod Beckstrom says the program launch “will create more choice for Internet...
The Badge System with WebSite Tonight and Photo Album
Jul 01, 2011
If you haven’t yet made a badge using two of our site builders, WebSite Tonight? and Photo Album, you should give it a try. It’s a pretty cool tool. To get started, go to the Tools menu, and then select Create Badge. When you create badges, you’re actually using a system that lets you take...
Let’s Share Those Photos and Videos
Jul 01, 2011
Both WebSite Tonight? and Photo Album have a quite a few ways to share photos and videos. So let’s briefly cover some of them and how they’re useful. Sharing options range from a simple link to fully embedding images and videos into a Web page. It’s just a matter of finding the method that works...
Tell Visitors More about Your Photo Album
Jul 01, 2011
Did you know with two of our products, WebSite Tonight? and Photo Album, there’s a section where you can post information about your site to visitors? This feature is great if you want to display contact information, a personalized message or a link to more information. Once you log in to your account, from the...
Archiving Orders with Quick Shopping Cart
Jul 01, 2011
We just tweaked Quick Shopping Cart? to streamline operations at your online store. When you post feedback on our Community Blog or Forums, we listen, and then try our best to work your suggestions into future product development. Per your requests, you can can now “stow away” orders without deleting them, so they don’t factor...
Go Daddy Auctions goes Mobile!
Jul 01, 2011
Finding out you lost a domain name auction because you weren’t glued to your computer seconds before the auction ended is beyond frustrating. To help, Go Daddy Auctions just launched a new version of Mobile Auctions through GoDaddyMobile.com! Whether you are buying or selling domain names, our new Mobile Auctions lets you execute business as...
Exploring Colors with InstantPage
Jun 30, 2011
So you uploaded your own image to InstantPage, and now you want to customize your website’s colors to match? Fortunately, you can! InstantPage lets you customize your palettes — combinations of complementary colors for your text and backgrounds, aimed to give your website a distinct look and feel. Log in to InstantPage, and then click...
Now Available: DNSSEC for .CO & .UK
Jun 29, 2011
Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) use digital signatures to authenticate a domain name’s DNS. Now you can enable DNSSEC for the following domain name extensions: .co .com.co .net.co .nom.co .co.uk .me.uk .org.uk In case you need a refresher, here’s a brief explanation of how DNSSEC works: DNSSEC addresses an identified security risk and helps...
Quick Viewing with Online File Folder
Jun 29, 2011
Downloading images and videos to view them just became a thing of the past, thanks to Online File Folder®. When you create a Public Link, the recipient can Quick View the files, rather than just download them. To use Quick View, right-click or click , and choose Quick View from this menu: A few important...
Short and Sweet: Keyboard Shortcuts for Workspace Email
Jun 24, 2011
Go Daddy continually works on improving your experience with our products. Because everyone is looking for ways to make life easier, Go Daddy created few new shortcuts in Workspace Email. We’ve added and updated a few keyboard shortcuts for everyday tasks such as opening messages, clearing flags, and more. These shortcuts are enabled by default,...
InfoCenter Answers Email Questions
Jun 23, 2011
Having trouble setting up email? The new Email InfoCenter is the solution! You can check server settings, access the Outlook? setup tool, view relevant help articles, and see spam settings all from one page. The InfoCenter puts personalized answers to basic setup questions at your fingertips! No digging, no taking our word for it, you...
WordPress Plugin Security Alert
Jun 22, 2011
WordPress? announced today that recent updates to the plugins AddThis, WPtouch, and W3 Total Cache might contain backdoors inserted by malicious users that could grant them unauthorized access. The current versions available from WordPress are clear of the backdoor. If you use these plugins, update to the most recent version now. For more information, see...
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in Icinga Versions Prior to 1.4.1
Jun 21, 2011
Icinga is an open source, enterprise-level network monitoring system. Affected Application: Icinga versions prior to 1.4.1. Issue: On 06/16/11, multiple cross-site scripting vulnerabilities were reported for Icinga through version 1.4.0. The vulnerabilities let attackers execute scripts to steal cookies, gain unauthorized access, redirect visitors or perform other malicious actions. Resolution: Icinga 1.4.1 is available. For...
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in Coppermine Photo Gallery Versions Prior to 1.5.12
Jun 21, 2011
Coppermine Photo Gallery is a free, web-based and customizable picture gallery application. Affected Application: Coppermine Photo Gallery versions prior to 1.5.12. Issue: On 06/16/11, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for multiple versions of Coppermine Photo Gallery. The vulnerability lets attackers execute scripts to gain unauthorized access or perform other malicious actions. Resolution: Coppermine 1.5.12...
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in Coppermine Photo Gallery Versions Prior to 1.4.27
Jun 21, 2011
Coppermine Photo Gallery is a free, web-based and customizable picture gallery application. Affected Application: Coppermine Photo Gallery versions through 1.4.26. Issue: On 06/14/11, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for multiple versions of Coppermine Photo Gallery. The vulnerability lets attackers execute scripts to perform malicious actions. Resolution: Several updates are available. For more information, visit...
Offer Coupons with Quick Shopping Cart
Jun 21, 2011
What’s the first thing you do before buying something online? If you’re like me, right away you’re searching online for coupon codes to apply to your order. In fact, I’m likely to pick one online retailer over another if they offer those discounts. Here’s what I look for: So why wouldn’t you offer coupons at...
Proudly Announcing Outlook 2011 for Mac with Hosted Exchange
Jun 21, 2011
You asked for Microsoft Outlook? 2011 for Mac—and now you’ve got it! We’re proud to announce to all of our Mac users out there you can get Microsoft’s latest and greatest from us with your Hosted Exchange Email account. What is Outlook 2011? Outlook 2011 replaces Entourage? as Microsoft’s email client in Office for Mac....
WebSite Tonight + HTML and JavaScript = Hang On!
Jun 20, 2011
If you’ve played around with all the things WebSite Tonight® lets you add to content blocks, you know this powerful site builder lets you create thousands of online solutions — from promoting and selling products, to creating an expressive online presence. But did you know WebSite Tonight’s content blocks and Page Designer support custom HTML...
Vote for X.CO on Facebook
Jun 18, 2011
Our partners at .CO Internet S.A.S. have nominated us for a Bulby Award in the “Best Use of a Single Letter Domain” category! The inaugural Bulby Awards honor innovators in the .co global community. You might have heard of our innovation, the X.CO URL shortener. Publicly accessible and absolutely free, you can use it to...
Quick Shopping Cart Now Has Widgets!
Jun 17, 2011
Ready to give your customers even more ways to explore your online store? Great news: We just updated Quick Shopping Cart? to let you add widgets, which are basically miniature applications that perform very specific — in this case very cool — functions. Adding widgets is really easy: You just drag and drop them between...
Go Daddy Partners with Costco!
Jun 16, 2011
Go Daddy announces a new partnership with Costco this month. To start, we are offering an amazing 20 percent off on almost everything — including renewals! And we have created special bundles that give Costco members as much as five times off the regular retail price. These unprecedented discounts are the lovechild of a partnership...
Multiple Vulnerabilities in MediaWiki Versions Prior to 1.16.4
Jun 14, 2011
MediaWiki? is an open source, open-content wiki software for websites. Affected Application: MediaWiki versions prior to 1.16.4. Issue: On 04/27/2011, multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in MediaWiki versions prior to 1.16.4. Vulnerabilities include injection and cross-site scripting (XSS). Attackers might use these vulnerabilities to execute unauthorized code, steal cookie-based authentication credentials, or perform other malicious actions....
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in MediaWiki Versions Prior to 1.16.5
Jun 14, 2011
MediaWiki? is an open source, open-content wiki software for websites. Affected Application: MediaWiki versions prior to 1.16.5. Issue: On 05/23/2011, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for MediaWiki in versions prior to 1.16.5. This vulnerability lets attackers execute code to steal authentication credentials, gain unauthorized access, or perform other malicious actions. Resolution: There is no...
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Translation Management 6.x-1.21
Jun 14, 2011
Drupal? is a popular open-source content management system that is developed and supported by a community of users. Translation Management is a module that handles translation for Drupal sites. Affected Application: Translation Management 6.x-1.21. Issue: On 04/10/2011, cross-site request forgery and injection vulnerabilities were reported for Translation Management version 6.x-1.21. The vulnerabilities allow attackers to...
Multiple Vulnerabilities in WP-reCAPTCHA 2.9.8.2
Jun 14, 2011
WordPress? is a popular open-source blogging tool, that millions of websites throughout the world use. WP-reCAPTCHA is an anti-spam plug-in based on reCAPTCHA?. Affected Application: WP-reCAPTCHA 2.9.8.2. Issue: On 03/22/2011, multiple injection and cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities were reported in the WP-reCAPTCHA 2.9.8.2 plug-in for WordPress. The vulnerabilities let attackers steal cookies, gain unauthorized access,...
Multiple Vulnerabilities in JS Calendar 1.5.1 and 1.5.4 for Joomla!
Jun 14, 2011
Joomla!? is a content management system with more than 200,000 users and contributors. JS Calendar is an enhanced calendar extension. Affected Application: JS Calendar 1.5.1 and 1.5.4. Issue: On 04/27/2011, cross-site scripting and SQL injection vulnerabilities were reported for the JS Calendar (com_jscalendar) component of Joomla! The vulnerabilities are in version 1.5.1 and 1.5.4, and...
Multiple Vulnerabilities in Apache Archiva Through Version 1.3.4
Jun 14, 2011
Apache Archiva? is repository management software that developers use to archive multiple application revisions. Affected Application: Apache Archiva 1.3.4. Previous versions are also affected. Issue: On 06/02/11, multiple cross-site request forgery and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities were reported for Apache Archiva. The vulnerabilities let attackers gain unauthorized access, steal authentication credentials, and perform other malicious actions....
Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities in MediaCast 8
Jun 14, 2011
MediaCAST by Inventive Technology? is a video- and audio-streaming content management system. Affected Application: MediaCAST version 8. Issue: On 05/12/11, multiple input validation vulnerabilities, including injection and cross-site scripting, were reported for MediaCast version 8. The vulnerabilities let attackers perform a number of attacks, including compromising the application or stealing authentication credentials. Resolution: An update...
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in Webmin 1.540
Jun 14, 2011
Webmin? is a Web-based control panel for Unix and Windows? Web servers. Affected Application: Webmin version 1.540. Previous versions might also be affected. Issue: On 05/31/2011, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for Webmin 1.540. This vulnerability lets attackers execute root-level commands from a logged-in account. Resolution: There is no reported solution for this vulnerability....
Directory Traversal Vulnerability in Jimtawl 1.0.2 for Joomla!
Jun 14, 2011
Joomla!? is a content management system with more than 200,000 users and contributors. Jimtawl is an Internet radio broadcasting extension. Affected Application: Jimtawl 1.0.2. Issue: On 03/23/2011, a directory traversal vulnerability was reported for the Jimtawl (com_jimtawl) component of Joomla! The vulnerability is in version 1.0.2, and lets attackers read files or possibly perform other...
Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in WPtouch Plug-in 1.9.19.4 and 1.9.20
Jun 14, 2011
WordPress? is a popular open-source blogging tool, that millions of websites throughout the world use. WPtouch is a mobile theme, designed for touch-screen devices. Affected Application: WPtouch 1.9.19.4 and 1.9.20. Issue: On 04/07/2011, a cross-site scripting vulnerability was reported for the WordPress plug-in, WPtouch. The vulnerability is in versions 1.9.19.4 and 1.9.20. This vulnerability might...
Updated .CO Auto-Renew Process
Jun 10, 2011
We have great news for our .co registrants! We recently updated our auto-renew process for .co domain names. Instead of beginning the auto-renew process 39 days prior to the domain name’s expiration date, we now make our first auto-renew attempt on the day of expiration. If that attempt fails, we will re-attempt auto-renewal five days...
Registration Updates for .EU
Jun 09, 2011
The European Registry of Internet Domain Names (EURid) just made some positive .eu registration updates! Before: You could only register or renew .eu domain names for one year at a time. If you traded or transferred a .eu domain name, you lost the time remaining on the original registration term, and a new year of...
Easier Shipping with Quick Shopping Cart
Jun 09, 2011
Are you ready to start selling on your online store, but held up by the lengthy process of measuring and weighing products for accurate shipping charges? Fortunately, with Quick Shopping Cart® there’s an fast, easy and reasonably accurate way to set up shipping charges that won’t over- or undercharge your customers. It lets you start...
Connect with Go Daddy’s Social Media Team
Jun 08, 2011
The Go Daddy Social Media Team is here to answer questions and take your feedback! We work round the clock to help new and existing customers with their Go Daddy products. Don’t know what you need to start a successful website? We can help you out with that, too! Why You Should Follow @GoDaddy and...
DBP Privacy Simplifies its Email Update Form
Jun 07, 2011
Domains By Proxy? (DBP) Private Registration recently simplified its Request for Email Update Form by making it electronic! If you can no longer access the email address associated with your DBP account and cannot log in to update it, you must submit a Request for Email Update Form so the DBP staff can update it...
DomainConnect: Available Domain Names as of 6/3/2011
Jun 03, 2011
Need expert assistance buying or selling high-value domain names? The Go Daddy Executive Account Services team is here to help. Our team hand selects high-value domain names to be bought or sold on your behalf through DomainConnect, assisting sophisticated buyers in finding top-quality names while helping sellers find perfect end-users for their high-value assets. Don’t...
Distributing Email Just Got Easier
Jun 03, 2011
Do you ever struggle to remember who you added to an email distribution list? Or perhaps, you know who’s there, but need to remove a few people every once and a while. Either way, things are about to get a little easier! Now when you add a distribution list to the To/CC/BCC fields, you can...
Easier Warehouses and PayPal Express with Quick Shopping Cart
Jun 03, 2011
We’ve got a couple updates to Quick Shopping Cart? to help you streamline operations at your online store: The product grid features a new function letting you manage warehouse settings in bulk. The new feature lets you quickly assign warehouses you’ve set up from the product grid. You can set up warehouses to ship orders...
Need to Know Go Daddy Info: Auction Fees Get in Line
Jun 02, 2011
Go Daddy Auctions? brings its commission rates in line with the majority of the domain name aftermarket industry this week. Providing the highest quality experience requires support and so we are raising the commission rate to the industry standard 15 percent. That’s what’s changed, here’s what’s staying the same: Free basic listings and top quality...
Adding Sections in Express Email Marketing
May 31, 2011
You can now easily add more content blocks when working with Express Email Marketing?. Using the Add Section button, you can organize your campaign content in blocked areas. This feature is available in the Product Promotion, Newsletter, and Announcement templates. Here’ s what it looks like in the campaign designer: For more information on building...
Preventing Expiration with Extended Auto-Renew
May 26, 2011
In the Domain Manager, you can already set your domain names to renew automatically, or you can renew them manually. Now you have a third option: Extended Auto-Renew! Extended Auto-Renew automatically renews domain names each year to maintain the original registration lengths and prevent expiration. For example, if you select a registration length of five...
What are Product Options in Quick Shopping Cart?
May 25, 2011
Did you know that with Quick Shopping Cart? you don’t have to create a new product to offer customers variations of the same item? Let’s say you sell a T-shirt in different sizes and colors. You can create product options to let customers choose from sizes and colors you keep in stock. You can also...
DomainConnect: Available Domain Names as of 5/24/2011
May 24, 2011
Need expert assistance buying or selling high-value domain names? The Go Daddy Executive Account Services team is here to help. Our team hand selects high-value domain names to be bought or sold on your behalf through DomainConnect, assisting sophisticated buyers in finding top-quality names while helping sellers find perfect end-users for their high-value assets. Don’t...
Tell Visitors More with Photo Album and WebSite Tonight
May 20, 2011
We just updated two of our site builders, Photo Album and WebSite Tonight?, so you can put more information about your galleries right in front of customers. Now, you can display text, a URL, or an email address with your galleries. This new feature lets you display more information about galleries and what your pictures...
Filtering Data in Easy Database for Websites
May 20, 2011
We’re excited to announce new features in Easy Database for Websites. You can now set filter parameters when you work with widgets. When someone views a data grid or search widget on your website, the information sorts and displays depending on the filter definitions you select. Here’s what the new options look like in the...
Google AdWords Now Requiring SSLs
May 19, 2011
If you use Google AdWords? to promote your website, Google might require that you secure your site with an SSL . Effective May 17, 2011, AdWords customers need to make sure their sites are in accordance with three new requirements designed to make the AdWords marketplace safe, fair, and trusted. AdWords new requirements include: Securing...
Automatic Disabling of Free Stats
May 19, 2011
Our hosting customers have access to a Free Stats application that provides statistical information about how much traffic their websites receive. You can turn on this feature anytime you want from the Hosting Control Center. But you should know that if you turn the feature on but do not access it for 90 days, we’ll...
Verisign to Discontinue IDN Plugin
May 19, 2011
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are domain names that use language-specific characters, such as ? and ?. Previously, browsers like Microsoft? Internet Explorer 5 and 6 did not support IDNs. As a temporary solution, Verisign created the i-Nav™ plugin (available at idnnow.com) to provide browser and email support for IDNs. Now that most browsers and email...
Make Your WordPress Site Stand Out from the Crowd
May 18, 2011
WordPress? is a huge force on the Internet, but with that comes one downside — everyone sees a lot of WordPress sites and popular templates quickly become boring and stale. So, how do you make sure your WordPress site stands out from the pack? Get a Go Daddy Premium WordPress Template from TemplateMonster.com! This is...
InstantPage: Best Wedding Announcement Ever
May 18, 2011
Getting married, or is someone close to you getting ready for that special day? If so, now’s a great time to register a domain with Go Daddy and create a place online to commemorate the special day. In fact, InstantPage now features new themes — combinations of colors, fonts and images — designed specifically for...
Awesome Updates for Reseller Reports
May 17, 2011
This week we released awesome improvements to the reporting tools inside the Reseller Control Center. Commission reports, customer sales reports, and product commission reports are just a few of the many reports getting rockin’ new looks and features. These reports provide great data so you can track your growth and make useful recommendations to your...
DomainConnect: Available Domain Names as of 5/17/2011
May 17, 2011
Need expert assistance buying or selling high-value domain names? The Go Daddy Executive Account Services team is here to help. Our team hand selects high-value domain names to be bought or sold on your behalf through DomainConnect, assisting sophisticated buyers in finding top-quality names while helping sellers find perfect end-users for their high-value assets. Don’t...
Apply Taxes in Bulk with Quick Shopping Cart
May 17, 2011
Quick Shopping Cart? keeps getting better. We’ve updated the product grid to let you apply taxes in bulk. Hopefully, you’ll find this new functionality far more convenient than individually designating which products are taxable. With Quick Shopping Cart, you select a tax method for your online store, and then select which products in your catalog...
Using Site Analytics Real-Time Tracking with WordPress
May 13, 2011
When using WordPress? search engine-friendly links are not enabled by default. So, when using Site Analytics real-time tracking on a WordPress site, a / might display under the Page column on the Current Visitors report. Don’t worry. This is easy to fix. Click here for more information.
Recent Private Registration Updates
May 11, 2011
Recently, Domains By Proxy? (DBP) Private Registration made several improvements that we thought you’d like to know about: The DBP Website DBP updated the FAQ on its website. Click here to view it. On the Change Password page in DBP accounts, there’s a new password strength meter and tips for creating a strong password. The...
Preview Your Site Builder to Make Sure
May 10, 2011
So, you’ve spent time creating a website with a site builder such as WebSite Tonight? or Quick Shopping Cart?, and now you’re almost ready to publish. But how can you be sure it’ll look just as good to visitors as it did to you while you designed it? With our site builders, one of the...
Custom Headers and So Much More with Website Tonight
May 10, 2011
Did you know WebSite Tonight? gives you lots of ways to change the images in your template? Here’s where you can select a new header before you even enter WebSite Tonight’s Page Designer: While some templates let you select from several headers, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to using custom...
New Requirements from Google for Quick Shopping Cart
May 10, 2011
If you use Quick Shopping Cart? to display your inventory in Google? search results, by June 6, 2011 you must include shipping and tax information in your Google Merchant Center account. In case you didn’t know, Quick Shopping Cart lets you set up Google feeds featuring your products. When you pair those feeds with your...
Color Code Your Holidays
May 06, 2011
Some people look forward to holidays like a kid looks forward to summer vacation. It’s a present they are waiting to get and want the date to shine on their calendar as a happy reminder. Others may not get so excited and while they want the reminder, they prefer it be a gentle nudge. Now,...
Why is Password Security So Important?
May 06, 2011
It’s easy to take passwords for granted. While it might seem convenient to re-use passwords, always using the same one puts your accounts at risk. Did you know that roughly half of all Internet users admit to using a standby password for every account? Studies of major password breaches over the past 20 years show:...
Creating Checkbox Columns in Easy Database for Websites
May 06, 2011
Using the pre-built website widgets in Easy Database for Websites, you can collect and display information from your data tables on your website. The widget JavaScript is ready to be used “as-is.” Or, you can customize the coding to get more functionality. Simply build on the existing widget code to customize the JavaScript and return...
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with .MX – On Sale in May!
May 03, 2011
?Viva M?xico! Is your family, business, or heart tied to M?xico? If so, there’s a special domain name extension made just for you! The .mx country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) combines the passion of M?xico with the functionality of a .com. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we’re offering .mx domain names for $34.99 per year...
Banish Spam with Quick Blogcast
May 03, 2011
Tired of fighting off spammers who seem to think your Quick Blogcast? blog is just a place to advertise their garbage for free? If so, you can save a lot of time when you upgrade Quick Blogcast to a Deluxe or Premium account. When you do, it includes Akismet™, a third-party application that uses a...
DomainConnect: Available Domain Names as of 5/3/2011
May 03, 2011
Need expert assistance buying or selling high-value domain names? The Go Daddy Executive Account Services team is here to help. Our team hand selects high-value domain names to be bought or sold on your behalf through DomainConnect, assisting sophisticated buyers in finding top-quality names while helping sellers find perfect end-users for their high-value assets. Don’t...
Resetting Email Forwarding Preferences in Your Privacy Account
May 03, 2011
Domains By Proxy® (DBP) creates a unique email address for each domain name with private registration. You can set your DBP account to forward your email without filtering it, filter it for spam and then forward it to you, or not forward it at all. On the Default Email Preference page, you can set default...
Make WebSite Tonight an Information Hub
May 03, 2011
WebSite Tonight? makes it easy to display content such as text and images. You can even offer your visitors audio and video content, to keep them engaged and exploring your content-rich website. But did you know that WebSite Tonight lets you create links to files? It lets your visitors simply click to download files like...
Where are My Quick Shopping Cart Categories?
May 03, 2011
“Hey, where are the categories I just created?” For Quick Shopping Cart? merchants setting up their online stores, this can be a common (and frustrating) question. However, there’s often a pretty simple explanation: Categories don’t display on your storefront until you assign products to them. That’s because empty categories can create clutter and confuse your...
New Management and Visibility Features from Quick Shopping Cart
May 03, 2011
The latest release of Quick Shopping Cart? includes a feature designed to let you more effectively manage your online store. We also released features that improve how your products display on Google?. Now when you enable UPS? as a shipping method, you can show your customer the rates you negotiated with the shipper. Merchants who...
DomainConnect: Available Domain Names as of 4/29/2011
Apr 29, 2011
Need expert assistance buying or selling high-value domain names? The Go Daddy Executive Account Services team is here to help. Our team hand selects high-value domain names to be bought or sold on your behalf through DomainConnect, assisting sophisticated buyers in finding top-quality names while helping sellers find perfect end-users for their high-value assets. Don’t...
Improvements to Photo Album and WebSite Tonight
Apr 29, 2011
With the latest releases of two of our products, Photo Album and WebSite Tonight?, we’ve added some usability improvements. For starters, we’ve made it much easier to publish your Photo Album. If you’re using Photo Album independent of a website, you can still publish it online. That creates hyperlinks to your content, which you can...
Please Upgrade Your WordPress Installation
Apr 28, 2011
WordPress? released a new version on April 26th, 3.1.2, that addresses a security issue. We strongly recommend upgrading your WordPress site to the new version. The easiest way to upgrade is to log in to your WordPress admin control panel, and then click Please update now. However, you can also check out extended documentation here....
Expanding Your Reach with AdSpace
Apr 26, 2011
Adding business categories, service areas, or increasing your monthly budget is a snap with AdSpace. Simply log in to your account, and from the Dashboard you can customize the AdSpace coverage to grow with your advertising budget. Add more business categories — As a best practice, you’ll want a separate ad for every major service...
Keeping Tabs on Your Ad Spend Budget
Apr 26, 2011
Identifying a solid advertising budget can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to market your business online. To help you with this process, we’ve made it simple to view your ad spending funds in AdSpace. Check out the budget indicator  on the AdSpace dashboard. There, you can view your remaining funds for the month, your...
Quick Shopping Cart: Don’t Forget Navigation!
Apr 26, 2011
There’s a feature in Quick Shopping Cart? so basic, you might overlook it. But this feature not only lets you set up a storefront that presents an uncluttered experience to shoppers, it also lets you create an online store that stands out in the world of ecommerce. The feature is your Store Navigation. It’s how...
Bob Parsons’ 16 Rules for Success: Rule #4
Apr 25, 2011
Ever wonder how successful people got to where they are today? Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons breaks it down for you in “Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General.” Rule #4: Accept the worst thing that could happen and move on. Fear – we’ve all felt it, nibbling...
New Features, Functionality Fuel Fax Thru Email
Apr 25, 2011
Did you know that companies will spend $440 million on Internet faxing this year? Davidson Consulting, a firm that tracks the industry, reports that this number could climb to nearly $700 million by 2013. If you haven’t checked out the new Fax Thru Email, you’re in for a shock! We’ve made changes that make this...
Custom Scripting Easy Database for Websites Widgets
Apr 22, 2011
Easy Database for Websites eliminates the confusion and frustration of organizing and managing databases. But, don’t be fooled by its simplistic design. Easy Database for Websites was designed to be flexible. Simply build on the existing widget code and customize the Javascript to return the desired results. For example, when someone submits a data entry...
Using the Top 10 SEO Checklist Report
Apr 21, 2011
Search Engine Visibility offers several reports you can use to optimize your website content and track its ranking on search engines. Included in the assortment of reports is the Top 10 SEO Checklist — a sure-fire favorite. The Top 10 SEO Checklist scans your site to see how it performs against the 10 most common...
Bob Parsons’ 16 Rules for Success: Rule #3
Apr 20, 2011
Ever wonder how successful people got to where they are today? Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons breaks it down for you in “Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General.” Rule #3: When you’re ready to quit, you’re closer than you think. Bob Parsons’ track record may be spectacular,...
Make Your Website Look Better on Social Networks
Apr 20, 2011
We just improved the way WebSite Tonight? displays your website when your visitors share it on social networks. Now, visitors can choose display on their profiles images from your website when they share with Facebook? and MySpace?. Visitors can select from images you set as the backgrounds for your Web pages, images you add to...
DoimainConnect: Available Domain Names as of 4/19/2011
Apr 19, 2011
Need expert assistance buying or selling high-value domain names? The Go Daddy Executive Account Services team is here to help. Our team hand selects high-value domain names to be bought or sold on your behalf through DomainConnect, assisting sophisticated buyers in finding top-quality names while helping sellers find perfect end-users for their high-value assets. Don’t...
The 4th Annual Web Professionals Day is Almost Here!
Apr 18, 2011
Have you heard of Web Professionals Day? Well, it’s a holiday that Go Daddy, in collaboration with the World Organization of Webmasters (WOW), created to celebrate the hard working men and women throughout the world who keep the Internet humming. Learn more at webprofessionalsday.org. Take this opportunity to buy your favorite web professional a cup...
International Handling Fees in Quick Shopping Cart
Apr 15, 2011
When you get orders through Quick Shopping Cart?, shipping them domestically is usually quick and easy. Your handling fees reflect that, factoring in the time and cost of shipping. But it’s those international orders that are more costly. With Quick Shopping Cart, now you can set a handling fee for international orders. For you, the...
Manage Your Brand with Quick Shopping Cart
Apr 15, 2011
With the latest release of Quick Shopping Cart?, you get a couple new tools for streamlining your online business. To better manage your brand, Quick Shopping Cart now lets you manually input invoice numbers. This feature may be most useful if you ship fewer orders, but don’t want to advertise that fact. Now, for example,...
Leveraging Social Media with Quick Shopping Cart
Apr 14, 2011
Hey, Social media-savvy Quick Shopping Cart? merchants: Did you know there’s a way to customize HTML in your Storefront Footer, a prominent place your customers see, and extend your social media reach? Your customers can click links in Quick Shopping Cart to share full- or X.CO-shortened URLs to your individual products. (Read more about that...
Factors that Affect DNS Propagation Time
Apr 13, 2011
Does this scenario sound familiar? You update your domain name in the Domain Manager or DNS Manager, but your changes aren’t immediately visible online. You call our 24/7 Technical Support team for help, and the representative informs you that DNS updates can take up to 48 hours to propagate throughout the Internet. Frustrated, you wonder...
Joomla! 1.5.x Returns to Go Daddy Hosting Connection
Apr 13, 2011
We know options are important to you — you never know what platform you might need to use for the next design of a website. So, we want to make sure your hosting account and its available applications are as simple-to-use and flexible as possible. Because of that, we’ve added Joomla!? 1.5.x as an option...
Introducing 19 New Typefaces for WebSite Tonight
Apr 11, 2011
Good news! We’ve added 19 new typefaces (or fonts) to the WebSite Tonight? Page Designer, bringing the total to 36. The typeface you use on your website can play a big part in how your message is received. Use a loose, freehand font like Airstream on your financial services website and you’re likely to chase...
Improving Your Hosting Experience
Apr 11, 2011
We’re continually working to improve our customers’ experiences with their hosting accounts. Sometimes the changes are big, and times like these, they’re more subtle. So, even though you might not have noticed it, we’ve renamed many of the options in the Hosting Control Center. Because this control panel lets you manage your hosting account, we...
You Have Mail from Easy Database for Websites
Apr 07, 2011
We’re excited to announce a new feature in Easy Database for Websites. With Data Entry widgets, you can now receive email notifications whenever someone submits a form through your website. This way, you can choose to manually check submission in your data table, or be notified via email. You can even specify multiple email addresses...
Why Can’t I Add Widgets in WebSite Tonight?
Apr 07, 2011
If you can’t add Widgetbox Widgets — really cool page elements like the Super Mario Game or Analog Clock — to your content blocks in WebSite Tonight?, it’s possible you need to configure your browser to accept third-party cookies. We’ve found users who log in to WebSite Tonight using Windows Internet Explorer? 7, 8, and...
InstantPage Feeds and Warning Messages
Apr 06, 2011
Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to explore the new RSS and Flickr widgets in InstantPage and you find them useful and super cool. However, you might see a warning message display when you add feeds with those widgets. This message does not display to your visitors. It only displays when you are logged in to...
New Widgets with WebSite Tonight and InstantPage
Apr 06, 2011
When you build your website with two of our site builders, WebSite Tonight? and InstantPage, it’s now easier than ever to keep visitors engaged with fresh content. In addition to the RSS functionality WebSite Tonight already had, it now lets you add Twitter? and Flickr? to your Web pages. Meanwhile, our newest site builder, InstantPage,...
Show Off Your SSL with WebSite Tonight
Apr 04, 2011
Once you’ve created a website with WebSite Tonight? and purchased an SSL certificate, you can easily display a Site Seal on your Web pages. A Site Seal lets your visitors know they’re using a secure connection if they choose to transmit sensitive data — such as payment or contact information — through your website. It...
‘Mailing in’ Your Photos
Apr 04, 2011
If you’re familiar with two of our products, WebSite Tonight? and Photo Album, you probably know already they’re great solutions for displaying and sharing your photos. But did you know that you can upload content remotely and without even logging into the application? You can upload content by simply emailing it to the application. It’s...
Improving Visibility with Quick Shopping Cart
Apr 01, 2011
New features in Quick Shopping Cart? support your products’ visibility throughout the Internet on social networks. Now, you can display links to social networks on your Quick Shopping Cart storefront, and category and product pages. When your customers click these links, they display in their profiles either the full Quick Shopping Cart URL or a...
Go Daddy Forms Hosting Security Forum
Apr 01, 2011
We are pleased to announce that GoDaddy.com is a charter founding member of the coalition of commercial hosting organizations and esteemed supporting software suppliers that are participating in the Hosting Security Forum (HSF). The HSF is sort of a “Block Watch” for the Internet. It is an organization of service providers who share critical security...
DNSSEC Now Available for .COM
Apr 01, 2011
Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) use digital signatures to authenticate a domain name’s DNS. Now we’ve added .com to the list of domain name extensions for which you can enable DNSSEC. If you pre-enabled DNSSEC for your .com domain names, your settings took effect yesterday. In case you need a refresher, here’s a brief...
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack
Mar 31, 2011
What Happened? You might have noticed that some of you had trouble accessing your Go Daddy-hosted site over the weekend, March 25-26. And you’re also probably asking, “What happened?” The short of it: We were the target of a 21-million-packets-per-second Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. A DDoS attack is an attempt to shut down...
Starting Discussions with WebSite Tonight
Mar 31, 2011
Did you know that with WebSite Tonight?, there’s an easy way to make your website a community hub? When you use one of your Web pages to set up a guestbook, you create a place where visitors can go to leave comments, post questions, and then participate in the resulting discussions. But don’t worry about...
New Quick Content Shopping Template
Mar 31, 2011
If you have a CashParking? Quick Content account, you can apply a new Shopping template to your sites. The Shopping template lets you display products from Shopping.com and add custom welcome messages on your Home pages. Site visitors can search and filter the product results, which are based on the your sites’ keywords. For more...
Express Email Marketing – Opening Email is Fun Again!
Mar 30, 2011
The battle is on and it’s in your customer’s Inbox. Sifting, sorting, filing, and deleting email has become a routine. So, what can you do to catch and keep your customers’ attention? Create an email campaign that kicks the competition to the curb (or even better, to the Trash) with Express Email Marketing?. Go Daddy’s...
Movable Image Collections
Mar 30, 2011
When you create photo badges using two of our products, WebSite Tonight? and Photo Album, you can display and share an animated, colorful arrangement of images on your Web pages. You simply embed the HTML or Adobe? Flash? scripting those applications create for you. This is a neat component, for example, if you have a...
Information about Tuesday’s Service Interruption for Virtual Dedicated and Dedicated Servers
Mar 30, 2011
At 11 p.m. Tuesday, we performed routine maintenance to enhance our protection against brute force attacks. Unfortunately, there was a misconfiguration in the update supplied by our vendor, and approximately 250 customers were unable to access their Virtual Dedicated and Dedicated servers. Customers brought this issue to our attention and it was escalated to our...
Advanced Customization with WebSite Tonight
Mar 30, 2011
Sure, WebSite Tonight? offers you over 3,000 different templates for creating a distinct website of your own. But with all the WebSite Tonight users out there, it’s possible someone picked the same template you did. So how can you make sure your website is as unique as you are? Fortunately, there are a number of...
Minimizing Spam on your Quick Blogcast Blog
Mar 30, 2011
You have a few options to help minimize spam in your Quick Blogcast? blog. But you should start with the basics. The first thing you can do is know who is commenting on your posts. Ensure that “Allow anonymous comments” is not selected for your blog. Our Help article, Setting Discussion Options in Quick Blogcast...
Information about Today’s DDoS Attack
Mar 26, 2011
***3/26 1:30 p.m. MST: We continue to see high traffic from this attack in some isolated networks. We are contining to isolate the attack’s traffic and work on restoring service for all of our customers.*** On Friday evening, we began experiencing a significant DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack in two of our data centers....
Bob’s Video Blog: Alligators nipping at your…? How to hang in there & enjoy the ride.
Mar 25, 2011
Check out the Episode #42 post by Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons at bobparsons.me. In Episode #42, March 20, 2011, “Alligators nipping at your…? How to hang in there & enjoy the ride,” Bob talks about sticking it out and enjoying the ride when the going gets tough. If you haven’t seen Bob...
Information Regarding Today’s Hosting Interruption
Mar 24, 2011
Dear Go Daddy Customers, Earlier today, we performed a routine, standard network update. We perform these sorts of updates every day to improve the performance, security, or growth of our networks. Unfortunately, this change conflicted with a new part of our network and caused a 2-hour outage in one section of one of our data...
Displaying Domain Interest Links in CashParking
Mar 23, 2011
Starting today, you can display domain interest links on the CashParking? pages for your domain names. An interested party can click an Interested in this domain? link on your domain name’s page, as shown in this example: Then, the interested party can inquire about your domain name by completing the online form and clicking Submit:...
Upload Music to Photo Album
Mar 23, 2011
Now you can add a soundtrack to the vivid imagery your online photo album lets you create and share. Using two of our products, WebSite Tonight® and Photo Album, you can let music tell those stories you share in slideshows and montages. Uploading music is super easy. You do it the same way you upload...
Image Options and Bundle Downloads with Quick Shopping Cart
Mar 22, 2011
Quick Shopping Cart? now lets you assign images based on product options. For example, rather than displaying a single image for a shirt, you can show customers what the shirt looks like when they browse through your various color options. When you display pictures of your product options, you instill confidence in your customers that...
Jetpack Gives Your WordPress Site a Boost
Mar 22, 2011
Go Daddy once again shows its commitment to providing our customers the best WordPress? experience — this time with Jetpack. Earlier this month WordPress announced a new plugin called Jetpack, bringing popular functionality from WordPress.com users to all WordPress users, including those using Go Daddy to host their WordPress-powered site. Check out the impressive list...
New Features Added to Express Email Marketing
Mar 22, 2011
We’ve added some exciting new features to Express Email Marketing?. Check them out: Campaign Visual Editor — Our new visual editor gives you more control over the layout of your campaigns. Easily add and delete campaign elements, and place images and text boxes where you want using drag-and-drop functionality. Image Gallery — The image gallery...
Creating a Musical Montage with Photo Album
Mar 21, 2011
With Photo Album, a montage is a great way to display a group of photos. For example, if you upload vacation pictures to Photo Album, it’s easy to drag and drop those photos to create a montage. It can leave viewers with the feeling they’re nearly there with you. But, did you know Photo Album...
Server Chat Service Maintenance Friday Night (3/25)
Mar 21, 2011
Mark your calendars, folks — our server support chat will be down for maintenance on Fri., March 25 and Sat., March 26. Maintenance begins Friday at 10 p.m. MST. Chat will be completely inaccessible until 11 p.m. MST. Users might experience intermittent service interruptions until Saturday at 3 a.m. MST. Thanks for your patience as...
Changes to Linux Error and Access Logs
Mar 21, 2011
Did you know your Linux hosting account can collect Error and Access Logs? Error Logs provide information about anything that fails to load on your website. Access Logs let you know when visitors request any HTML page along with any other files it’s associated with. Previously, you could access these files directly, but we’ve moved...
Importing MS SQL 2005 Databases into MS SQL 2008
Mar 21, 2011
Recently, we announced our support of MS SQL 2008, the neweset database software from Microsoft?. In that announcement, we noted that you could not back up a SQL Server 2005 database and restore it into a 2008 database. And now we’re glad to let you know that we lifted that restriction and you can import...
Coming Soon: DNSSEC for .COM
Mar 18, 2011
Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) use digital signatures to authenticate a domain name’s DNS. Now we’re adding .com to the list of domain name extensions for which you can enable DNSSEC. At this time, you can log in to your account and enable DNSSEC for your .com domain names, and your settings will take...
Easier Uploading with Video.ME
Mar 17, 2011
Are you constantly on the go and looking for quicker ways to do things? Or maybe you just like to keep things simple? Video.ME™ lets you upload your videos directly to channels or albums you created. No need to search through your account. Just click and you’re done. Now when you upload to Video.ME, you...
Pasting Content into WebSite Tonight
Mar 16, 2011
Stop! Think twice before you copy and paste content from Microsoft? Word? into WebSite Tonight?. That’s because when you copy and paste content from Word, the content might include formatting from the original document that you can’t see or modify. It can make your Web pages look broken. That really can be a stressful experience,...
On Sale Now — .WS is for Website!
Mar 15, 2011
Starting today, .ws domain names are on sale for $9.99! Why register a .ws? It’s a globally accessible top-level domain name that works just like other popular extensions, such as .com and .net Anyone, anywhere can register one It’s intuitive and easy to remember: .ws = website Registering multiple extensions protects your brand and identity...
So TRUE! Go Daddy Offers International Support Numbers
Mar 14, 2011
Did you know Go Daddy provides a few special support numbers to help out international customers? We know calling support internationally can get expensive so we supply local numbers for the UK, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore and Australia. These numbers let customers receive our world-class customer support with the convenience of a local call!...
Premium DNS Rolls Out to Turnkey Resellers
Mar 09, 2011
Premium DNS is available to turnkey Resellers! Now you can offer your customers the power, flexibility, security, and control to fully manage their DNS — or delegate that responsibility to an administrator. What is Premium DNS? Premium DNS includes all of the Standard DNS features, plus these advanced features: Secondary DNS — You can’t run...
Re-importing and Editing with WebSite Tonight
Mar 09, 2011
The latest release of WebSite Tonight? includes new features that — should you choose to do so — make it easier to go back to InstantPage to work on your website. Also, these features give you some pretty cool new tools for designing your Web pages. A new button on the WebSite Tonight home page...
It’s More Colorful with WebSite Tonight
Mar 09, 2011
Infused in a piece of artwork or maybe just a cool poster, the right blend of colors can leave a person staring in admiration. WebSite Tonight?, gives you a vast palette of colors to use on your website and the right tools to select perfect color combinations. You can open the Advanced Design Options window...
Gemini: Connection Refused – What We’re Doing About It
Mar 04, 2011
I would like to personally reassure you, we are taking the issues you are experiencing very seriously. We, at Go Daddy, also rely on email as the primary communication method for our business and personal lives, and when things aren’t working right, we know it can be very frustrating. Since this issue was first reported,...
Shortcuts in Web-Based Email
Mar 04, 2011
There are different kinds of shortcuts. There’s the one you take driving to work, or the one you get at the hair salon. And then, there’s the kind that make your life easier. That’s where Web-Based Email comes in. We’ve created a number of keyboard shortcuts that make everyday tasks such as sending, replying, and...
Understanding Publishing Options in WebSite Tonight
Mar 04, 2011
When you update your website with WebSite Tonight?, you can save time by publishing only updated files, rather than re-publishing everything. You have this choice each time you click Publish in WebSite Tonight. When you do, a couple options display. They might seem pretty similar, but there can be a big difference in the time...
Site Analytics in Your Inbox
Mar 04, 2011
Use scheduled reports in Site Analytics to keep your finger on the pulse of your website. Find out who’s visiting your site, and how they’re getting to it. Email scheduled reports of your website traffic statistics to yourself and your business stakeholders. Customize reports to include visitor information, page traffic flow, referrer information, and Heat...
5 Settings for Managing Commenters in Quick Blogcast
Mar 04, 2011
Quick Blogcast? lets you give different permissions to commenters. You can find these settings in Quick Blogcast by going to the Manage Blog menu, and then selecting Settings. From the Discussions tab, you can control comments by applying these permissions: Allow anonymous comments (Check/Uncheck) — Commenters don’t have to leave their name and email address...
Tracking Your Email Using X.CO
Mar 03, 2011
Do you know if anyone is paying attention to your emails? You might equate this to the old philosophical riddle: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? No worries. There’s a creative way to track the status of your sent emails —...
Quick Content in a Flash
Mar 03, 2011
Do you want to start monetizing your domain names this instant? Now you can use CashParking? Quick Content’s new default settings and auto-create features to get your Quick Content sites up and running in a flash! How does it work? It’s simple. From the Settings menu, you can click Site Preferences, and then create default...
Photo Album on your iPhone and iPod Touch
Mar 02, 2011
Did you know you can view your Photo Album on your iPhone? or iPod? Touch? Now, we’ve made it even better. You can share images, galleries, and even entire albums. After uploading images to your Photo Album, you can share the images on a multitude of social networks, including Facebook?, MySpace?, Twitter?, and de.licio.us. But...
Having problems with your website’s form mailer?
Mar 02, 2011
Forms are popular on websites; they let customers share their information with you, whether it’s for a newsletter or to register an account. Often times, these forms email a confirmation of the visitor’s submission to to you or the visitor submitting the information. Did you know that all email, even if it’s sent from a...
Editing Order Totals in Quick Shopping Cart
Mar 02, 2011
Quick Shopping Cart? now lets you modify the subtotal and total shipping when you process orders. It gives you the ability to refund specific amounts. For instance, you can compensate for a product damaged in transit, or to adjust shipping charges. You can keep track of all the adjustments you’ve made from an entirely new,...
New Search Sites Are Not Your Grandma’s Phonebook
Mar 01, 2011
A lot of “people search” sites are popping up lately, but they’re nothing like the friendly phonebook on your shelf. Sites such as Spokeo and Pipl aggregate bits of personal information that you’ve willingly shared, either online or in person, and they make it all easily available with a single search. Results can include your...
Go Daddy Hosted Exchange is Serving Up Outlook 2010
Mar 01, 2011
Did you know that Go Daddy offers free downloads of Outlook® 2007, Outlook 2010, and Entourage® 2008 with the purchase of Hosted Exchange? That’s right — Outlook 2010 is now available for download in the Hosted Exchange control panel. Notable differences between Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 include user-interface elements and taskbar organization. Simply put,...
Hey! What’s up with my font in WebSite Tonight?
Feb 24, 2011
Sometimes when a visitor views your website, for example from an Apple? iPhone?, the fonts they see don’t display correctly. WebSite Tonight? offers great font choices, so why do some visitors say your text displays in plain characters? Don’t worry. Nothing is broken. It’s because the font in question — called a “system” font —...
Private Registration Moves Away from .ES Domain Names
Feb 18, 2011
When you register country-code top-level domains (CCTLDs, such as .ES, .MX, .CA, etc.), Go Daddy must show your registration information publicly to meet the requirements set by the CCTLD’s governing agency. However, we also offer a private registration service called Domains By Proxy. It prevents third parties from seeing a domain name owner’s contact information...
Thwarting Bad Guys, Winning Awards
Feb 18, 2011
Security is a priority for Go Daddy, and nobody knows that more than the folks in our IT Security team. Recently, Go Daddy was recognized as having the “Best Security Team” at SC Magazine’s 14th annual awards event. I can vouch – They’re an awesome group of people who do an excellent job keeping the...
Managing Hosting After You Cancel InstantPage
Feb 18, 2011
If you recently registered a domain name with us, you probably noticed each domain registration includes a free credit to activate InstantPage. This new site builder lets you build a one-page website (as the name implies) in all of an instant. But what if you set up InstantPage — possibly just out of curiosity —...
Basic Uploader from Video.ME
Feb 18, 2011
A new tweak to Video.ME™ lets you use a no-frills uploader when you upload videos to your account. The no-frills version doesn’t use Adobe? Flash?. You can typically have trouble uploading videos for a couple reasons: Your browser is blocking Adobe Flash. Your Adobe Flash is older than version 9.0. Often, JavaScript and ad blockers...
InstantPage Tips: Showcasing Your Background Image
Feb 17, 2011
One of the best features of InstantPage is the ability it gives you to showcase an image as your site background. Whether that image is a great photo, an illustration, or an intriguing pattern/texture, there is a setting that will help you display it well. Learn how to position and align your background images.
Image Options in WebSite Tonight
Feb 17, 2011
With the latest release of WebSite Tonight?, you get more creative control over the images you display on your Web pages. WebSite Tonight now lets you select and display your own template and background images. What’s the difference between background and template images in WebSite Tonight? Here’s the skinny: Background Image — This image displays...
Jane’s Story: Upgrading InstantPage to WebSite Tonight
Feb 17, 2011
The InstantPage website Jane created to promote her son’s Little League baseball team was such a success, she knew it was time to take the plunge and upgrade to WebSite Tonight?. However, Jane was hesitant. She’d never been “tech savvy,” but InstantPage let her easily create an online presence for the team. She proudly displayed...
Avoiding Domain Scams
Feb 16, 2011
Some registrars use every trick in the book to capture your business – and then leave you feeling foolish. Here are some common tricks to watch out for: Bait-and-switch transfers: Some companies offer extremely low-cost or even free transfers. But when it’s time to renew, they sock you with prices that are two, three, or...
Go Daddy Auctions and DomainConnect Integrate
Feb 15, 2011
DomainConnect, a white-glove service that offers expert assistance for buying or selling high-value domain name is getting a lot more attention now that it is fully integrated with Go Daddy Auctions?. All domain names are one of a kind, but that doesn’t mean they are priceless. When working with truly special domain names, it’s important...
DomainConnect: Available Domain Names as of 2/17/2011
Feb 15, 2011
Need expert assistance buying or selling high-value domain names? The Go Daddy Executive Account Services team is here to help. Our team hand selects high-value domain names to be bought or sold on your behalf through DomainConnect, assisting sophisticated buyers in finding top-quality names while helping sellers find perfect end-users for their high-value assets. Don’t...
More Widgets with WebSite Tonight
Feb 15, 2011
With WebSite Tonight?, you can now insert the widgets you create with Easy Database for Websites into content blocks. These widgets let you organize and display data through forms such as menus, rosters and inventory reports. Once you’ve used Easy Database for Websites to create widgets tailored to your needs, WebSite Tonight makes it easy...
Quick Content Supports Affiliate Banners
Feb 15, 2011
We’ve added a new feature to CashParking® Quick Content accounts. Now, you can use custom HTML or JavaScript to add affiliate banners to the advertising sections of your mini website. Affiliates earn commission for promoting products and services on their sites. Numerous companies offer affiliate programs, such as Go Daddy®, Commission Junction®, and Amazon®. For...
InstantPage: Like a Million Business Cards
Feb 14, 2011
Did you know that for about the same cost as printing up a pack of business cards, you can display your own website to millions of people circulating on the Internet? InstantPage is a new product free with domain-name registrations that lets you set up a personalized, one-page website in all of an instant —...
Who’s Your Customer? Tapping into Small Business Needs
Feb 14, 2011
Growing your Reseller customer base is a full-time job. Sometimes promoting the most basic products is the best way to capture new business. Verisign reports most small businesses that do not own a domain name intend to register one in the next 12 months. What’s stopping them? New company — Many new companies simply haven’t...
Bob Parsons’ 16 Rules for Success: Rule #2
Feb 14, 2011
Do you ever wonder how successful people got to where they are today? Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons breaks it down for you in “Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General.” Rule #2: Never give up. Like most of Bob’s rules, this one was hard-won. The Go Daddy...
New Features Added to Calendar
Feb 14, 2011
Meetings, appointments, events, birthdays — it can be a daunting task keeping track of them all. Now, the new click and drag feature in Calendar makes adding and moving events easier than ever. Adding an event? Just click on the date and time of your event, and then simply drag it to the desired duration....
Shortcut Fix for Android Users
Feb 11, 2011
Don’t worry, be happy! We’ve deployed version 1.6.2 for GoDaddy.com Mobile for Android® users. Some users weren’t able to launch the application from the shortcut. This new version will fix the shortcut issue. You can download the latest version from the Android Market. NOTE: It may be necessary to restart your phone or delete the...
Hosting Setup: Now Just 1 Step
Feb 11, 2011
When you purchase a new hosting account, we’re sure you’re excited to get started on your new endeavor. To make sure you’re up and running as quickly and easily as possible, we’ve streamlined the process to set up a hosting account — there’s just one brief page of information you need to complete, and you’re...
Templates Made Easier with Quick Shopping Cart
Feb 10, 2011
A recent update to Quick Shopping Cart? streamlines the process of updating your product catalog using a Microsoft? Excel? spreadsheet template. With the Quick Download, Export, and Import features, Quick Shopping Cart lets you cruise through adding, modifying, and deleting the products you display at your online storefront. When you select the Quick option to...
Go Daddy and IPv6
Feb 09, 2011
There has been a lot of talk around the Internet about the depletion of IPv4 addresses and the technology replacing them, IPv6. We already let you know there’s nothing to worry about for Go Daddy customers, but we wanted to give those who are more in-the-know detail about our IPv6 implementation strategy. Go Daddy already...
Stay Plugged In with WebSite Tonight
Feb 09, 2011
With WebSite Tonight?, it’s easy to customize content blocks to add the functionality of Facebook?. What’s so great about that? According to Facebook, it has more than 500 million active users and the average user has 130 friends. When you use WebSite Tonight to channel some of that traffic, your website can really generate a...
Where did Support & Community go?
Feb 08, 2011
I’m sure you noticed the changes to the header and navigation on the GoDaddy.com website. One of the changes that you’ll see in Community is the renaming and relocation of the Support & Community tab. Now, you find us quickly and easily by clicking Help & Forums just above the main product menus. The second...
Bob’s Video Blog: Why some businesses succeed… when most fail
Feb 07, 2011
Check out the Episode #41 post by Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons at bobparsons.me. In Episode #41, February 4, 2011, “Why some businesses succeed… when most fail. Plus a smoking hot crazy blonde,” Bob talks about what the successful businesses do to make it big. Learn what secret was used by John D....
Streamlining Server Management
Feb 07, 2011
We know that managing your server can be a difficult, intensive process, so we have streamlined the process to access your server and given it a facelift in the process. Now, when you click Servers from the My Products menu, your list of servers displays on the same page in the products pod. Check out...
The Best Joomla! for You
Feb 07, 2011
Joomla!? recently released version 1.6 but, unfortunately, it doesn’t offer the same expansive library of templates as Joomla! 1.5.x. So, to help you get the version of Joomla! you want, we’ve created an article that walks you through manually installing Joomla! 1.5.22. Check it out here.
Working with Domain Name Lists in Excel
Feb 07, 2011
From the Domain Manager, you can print a list of your domain names. Because the print preview contains important information about your domain names, such as their renewal settings and dates, you can copy and paste the data into a program like Microsoft Excel? rather than print it. NOTE: The Print List feature is available...
Introducing the new GoDaddy.co Girl!
Feb 07, 2011
Millions have been waiting, guessing… dying to know… and on Super Bowl® Sunday, they’ve come in droves to www.GoDaddy.CO to discover the identity of the mysterious GoDaddy.CO™ Girl. The secret is out! Have you seen JOAN RIVERS in our Super Bowl commercial yet? If not, don’t waste another second – head over to www.GoDaddy.CO to...
Create Your Opportunity with .CO — On Sale Now!
Feb 06, 2011
Welcome to the .co era! With millions of globally relevant .co domain names available, anything is possible. A fresh landscape on which to create your Web presence, this little domain name extension offers big opportunity. In fact, you won’t find another domain name extension as available, flexible, or intuitive as .co: Available — With so...
Is the Internet running out of IP addresses?
Feb 05, 2011
Have you heard that the Internet is running out of IPv4 addresses? Even if you’re not sure what that means, we want to assure you — there’s nothing to worry about. Go Daddy has plenty of IP addresses left and is currently working at completing the implementation of its IPv6 strategy. If you are interested...
Tell the World with InstantPage
Feb 04, 2011
Has there ever been anything you wanted to announce to the entire world? A new product from Go Daddy lets you do just that, with ease. (Best of all, it’s free!) InstantPage is a new product free with domain-name registrations that makes it easy to post announcements — say, for your business, or hobby or...
Updates to the GoDaddy.com Home Page
Feb 04, 2011
We’re making some changes to how you can log in to your account from GoDaddy.com. The most prominent update is our new, bold My Account menu. From here, you can select our most popular account management features, like managing or renewing your products and checking your email. Take a look: We’ve also consolidated and reorganized...
Go Viral in an Instant with InstantPage
Feb 04, 2011
Once you stake out your own place on the Internet with your InstantPage website, the next logical question is, “How do I get people to check out my site?” The short answer: Go viral with social media. With InstantPage, you can prominently display icon links to the social media outlets Facebook?, MySpace?, Twitter?, Delicious?, and...
Increase Traffic with Organic Search Engine Optimization
Feb 04, 2011
There are many ways to attract visitors to your site, but only one that’s free: “Organic” search listings. Organic search results are not like paid search results, where you pay Google®, Yahoo!®, MSN®, or another search engine to display your advertisement on the search results pages for a particular keyword. Rather, organic search results are...
Beyond .com: Selecting an Intuitive TLD
Feb 03, 2011
Your domain name establishes your online identity and increases your branding, marketing, and communication opportunities. Finding the perfect domain name is an important first step to building your personal or professional website. With so many choices out there, anything is possible. When purchasing a domain name, people tend to focus on the part they define...
Go Daddy Direct Affilate + WebSite Tonight = Money
Feb 03, 2011
So you’ve created your online presence with WebSite Tonight?. Now what? One of the quickest and easiest ways to make money with your new website is by signing up to be a Go Daddy Direct affiliate. As a Go Daddy Direct affiliate, you earn up to 20 percent of sales stemming from referrals you display...
Join the Go Daddy Community!
Feb 02, 2011
Have you had a chance to look around the Go Daddy Community? No, it’s not a dating service. It’s better. In Go Daddy Community you can get Help and support, share your ideas with folks who have the same business interests as you, and make suggestions on tweaking, err, enhancing your favorite products. Here’s why...
Join Our New Go Daddy Community Group
Feb 02, 2011
Product groups help you stay in-the-know about the products and services you own. Get an overview of the latest information related to your products; recent blog posts, help articles, forum discussions, etc. Now, Go Daddy Community has its own group. Join the Go Daddy Community group to get updated information on what’s new in our...
Easy Database for Websites: Check it Out
Feb 01, 2011
Easy Database for Websites is no longer in Beta — this is the real deal. If you didn’t get the opportunity to give it a spin before, now is your chance. Easy Database for Websites helps you build and manage databases through a Web-based interface. The application codes widgets that collect and display information that...
Who’s the new GoDaddy.co Girl?
Jan 31, 2011
We’re Go Daddy, and when it comes to the Super Bowl, we like to get a little wild. If you’ve been following us recently on Twitter?, Facebook?, or in the press, you know that we have even bigger plans for our Super Bowl advertisements this year. In fact, as our CEO Bob Parsons said, “We’re...
Evaluate Your Pricing Strategy
Jan 28, 2011
Regardless of what you sell, price is a factor in your buyers’ decision. But selling products at the lowest possible price isn’t always the best choice. Even a small change in price can change your customers’ perception of your business and your bottom line. To find the optimum price that your audience is willing to...
Drop Shipping in Quick Shopping Cart
Jan 28, 2011
You asked. We listened. Quick Shopping Cart? now lets you use drop shipping to fill your orders. Thanks to everyone posting their suggestions on IdeaShare. Once you set up drop shipping warehouses in Quick Shopping Cart, you can assign products to those warehouses and then shipping charges are factored for the warehouse’s location. You can...
Transferring DNS Settings to Us
Jan 27, 2011
You probably know you can transfer your domain names to us, but did you know that you can also transfer their DNS settings? Each domain name has a zone file that contains its DNS records. Once you’ve established those settings, the thought of transferring your domain name and having to re-do them can be daunting....
Reseller’s New SSL Landing Page: Sleek, Secure, and Custom
Jan 27, 2011
Today, your SSL landing page is getting a major update. First, its new appearance will be inline with the sleek look you see on other pages like your Dedicated Server, Quick Shopping Cart?, and Express Email Marketing? pages. Second, it tailors your offering by becoming a little more aware! The new SSL landing page displays...
Customizing CashParking Quick Content
Jan 27, 2011
Whether we’re talking about water or a website, the word “stagnant” is never good. When search engines index websites, they are drawn to dynamic content and keywords. If you’re serious about making money on parked pages, you know that static ones aren’t going to cut it. That’s why CashParking? Quick Content is different. In addition...
eCommerce Tip: Multi Task
Jan 26, 2011
How’s this two-for-one: Once you set up your online store with Quick Shopping Cart?, you can easily export your product catalog to a template optimized for the Amazon? Seller Desktop. That means you can also display products you sell at your Quick Shopping Cart online store to the millions of people who visit Amazon.com. Quick...
Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program for Newbies: Chapter 4 (of 4)
Jan 26, 2011
Test, Test and Test! Testing can be the key to success with any online marketing program, but this is especially true with Affiliate marketing. Don’t get frustrated if the money doesn’t pour in the instant you post your first banner. It’s important to test different variables to see what your audience responds to. Try these...
Welcome to 4GH
Jan 26, 2011
Go Daddy has created a truly innovative hosting solution that anyone can use — so, welcome to our new 4GH (Fourth-Generation Hosting). This isn’t just a technology accessible to server administrators and technical gurus; it’s the most powerful type of hosting configuration available. It uses the same Go Daddy interface you know and doesn’t require...
Announcing: Premium DNS!
Jan 25, 2011
Premium DNS is now available! Get the power, flexibility, security, and control to fully manage your DNS — or delegate that responsibility to an administrator. Premium DNS includes all of the Standard DNS features, plus these advanced features: Secondary DNS — You can’t run an online business without a reliable backup. Ensure visitors can always...
Writing for Your Website
Jan 25, 2011
So, you’ve created a great-looking website and you’re ready to start adding content that will keep your visitors engaged and on the page. Following these simple tips, you can use the text on your site to increase sales, promote events and specials, and even boost your results on popular search engines. Have a Clear Message...
Same Great Reseller, Stylin’ New Look!
Jan 22, 2011
Have you seen the new Wild West Domains website? Go Daddy’s Reseller landing page has also received an updated look! Fierce and fabulous, these interfaces are easier to use and understand. The new user-centered design puts important information right at your fingertips. No longer distracted by out-dated graphics and layouts, you can learn more about...
4 Tips for Better Smartphone Security
Jan 22, 2011
New mobile phones provide always-on, always accessible Internet-connections that let people check email, surf the Web, and use SMS like never before. According to a recent Nielsen report, there are 228 million mobile phone users in the U.S., and 83.2 million of them use the Web on their phones. As more people make the switch...
What is Community Central?
Jan 22, 2011
You’ve no doubt seen that we redesigned our Go Daddy Community homepage. In addition to the new look and organization of content and the streamlined navigation, we added a new section that we hope will help you to get the most out of your domains. Introducing: Community Central. This new section is updated dynamically, and...
A New Look for Go Daddy’s Community Homepage
Jan 21, 2011
We listened to your feedback and we’ve made some exciting changes to the Go Daddy Community home page that we know will help you more quickly find the answers and information you’re looking for. The first thing you’ll probably notice right away is the very large Search box is gone. No worries. You can still...
Site Analytics History Reports Demystified
Jan 21, 2011
Have you been wondering, “what is the purpose of History Reports?” Well, let me tell you. First of all, not every site will have History Reports. You will understand why once you understand the nature of the data contained within History reports. When you have a hosting account with Go Daddy, you are eligible to...
Build a Network by Getting Social
Jan 21, 2011
The term “Social Networking” encompasses a variety of Web-based tools – blogs, RSS feeds, social networks like Facebook® and LinkedIn®, online classified directories such as CraigsList® or Insider Pages®, etc. Most of these tools are free, but may take some time to set up and maintain. Blogging is the gateway to other forms of social...
Understanding Unique Visitors in Site Analytics
Jan 20, 2011
The term “unique visitor” may conjure up a mental image of someone with a loud Hawaiian shirt or a funny hat. But, in web statistics, it just means that the visitor came to your website at least once during the time range in question. If they came to your website more than once in that...
Changing Your Mind’s Never Been So Easy
Jan 19, 2011
Domain names are like real estate — sometimes, you move. And now it’s much, much easier to bring your WordPress? site to your new address. If you’re using the latest version of WordPress, you can log in to your WordPress control panel, and change your domain name right there. This is a huge step forward...
From Danica’s Blog for GoDaddy.com
Jan 19, 2011
1/1/2011 Hello! Happy 2011 everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I can’t believe another year is in the books. Where does the time go? I had a great holiday with my family and friends, but now it’s back to work for me. My husband and I were able to have a...
Coming Soon: Premium DNS!
Jan 18, 2011
We’re so excited, and we just can’t hide it — Premium DNS is almost here! We can’t wait to put advanced DNS management at your fingertips. With a higher level of support and features, Premium DNS lets you add power, flexibility, and control to your DNS management. Premium DNS includes all of the Standard DNS...
Going Viral with WebSite Tonight
Jan 18, 2011
Social networks like Facebook? and Twitter? can make online content spread like wildfire, going from a virtual unknown to the tips of the tongues of millions of people throughout the world. And WebSite Tonight? makes it easy to let visitors share your Web pages on social networks. With WebSite Tonight, it’s unbelievably easy to add...
Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program for Newbies: Chapter 3 (of 4)
Jan 18, 2011
Money-Making Models Getting started in the world of Affiliate marketing can be overwhelming. You might be surprised how many sites you currently visit are actually affiliate sites. Any site linking you to another site is most likely using one of the many affiliate models available. Here are a few examples: Content Sites — Generating traffic...
V?lkommen .se, the Swedish ccTLD
Jan 16, 2011
Sweden often conjures up images of beautiful blondes, furniture that’s difficult to assemble, cheese, Muppet chefs, and, of course, meatballs! At Go Daddy, we’re kicking off the New Year by offering .se, the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) that represents Sweden. To reach the growing number of Internet users in Sweden, anyone can register a...
Customizing the Size and Color Scheme of Easy Database Widgets in WebSite Tonight
Jan 13, 2011
Looking to spruce up your Easy Database for Websites widgets? Does your widget need a particular color scheme? Resized? Fret not – we can help! You can customize your widget’s appearance using a parameter when embedding code and using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Your widget’s embed code is a piece of JavaScript   tag that...
Managing Quick Shopping Cart in WebSite Tonight
Jan 12, 2011
WebSite Tonight? lets you spread your message on the Internet. Quick Shopping Cart? is an ecommerce solution that lets you create an online store. It’s only natural these two powerful applications work together. With WebSite Tonight, you can now display and access your Quick Shopping Cart products from the page designer, so they display when...
Adding Google Custom Search to WebSite Tonight
Jan 12, 2011
With WebSite Tonight?, you can improve user retention and conversions by providing high-quality search results that match the look and feel of your website. Google? Custom Search lets you harness the power of Google, creating a customized search experience for your own website. WebSite Tonight makes it easy for you, without creating an account or...
Getting Started with Express Email Marketing
Jan 12, 2011
The Express Email Marketing? Getting Started Guide is better than ever. The updated guide now includes useful marketing tips to help you create compelling campaigns and build your business branding. Using this guide, you can learn how to: Create and manage mailing lists. Design professional, eye-catching campaigns. Send newsletters, advertising offers, event notices or announcements....
Announcing MS SQL 2008
Jan 12, 2011
Hello, folks! Exciting news from the Go Daddy hosting camp — our shared hosting accounts now offer MS SQL 2008 R2 databases. We’re glad to offer the latest and greatest from Microsoft?. If you want to get all of the details about this new technology, check out the Web page they set up. Get your...
Update: System Interruption Resolved
Jan 12, 2011
Earlier today we experienced a major network outage in one of our data centers that prevented some customers from accessing services including GoDaddy.com, Web-Based Email, domain registration, hosting and account settings, and access to our 24/7 customer support phone line. The issue, caused by one of our vendors’ network appliances, was diagnosed and resolved in...
Bob Parsons’ 16 Rules for Success: Rule #1
Jan 11, 2011
Bob Parsons® 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General - Rule #1: Get out – and stay out – of your comfort zone
PC Users Can Now Sync Folders in Online File Folder
Jan 11, 2011
Did you know you can create folders on your PC that automatically sync with Online File Folder®? True story, folks. It’s now easier than ever for PC users to manage their Workspace Desktop sync folder settings. You can set your folder to upload, download, or fully Synchronize in a few easy steps. With the OFF...
Avoiding the Copy/Paste Blues in WebSite Tonight
Jan 11, 2011
Congratulations, your website is nearly done! It looks great! The pictures are uploaded, the colors are perfect, your content is…wait, something is wrong, you say? Creating the content for your website may sound self-explanatory. But before you bust out your favorite word processing program, know this: not all programs play together nicely. That means if...
One Click Does it All in Search Engine Visibility
Jan 11, 2011
Search Engine Visibility now makes it easier to submit your website to top search engines. So easy, in fact, it can be done in one click! Search engines look to the sitemap to crawl and index a website so it can be properly ranked in search results. Search Engine Visibility lets you submit your sitemap...
Using Your Domain Name with Your Ning Site
Jan 10, 2011
Ning is a third-party company that lets users create social networking websites. Like other third-party site builders, Ning generates its own URL for each site. If you have a Ning site, you can can refer to our new Help article, Mapping Your Domain Name to Your Ning Site, for instructions on connecting your domain name...
A New Year, A New Prospect
Jan 10, 2011
A new prospect can be either a potential customer who has not heard of your Reseller business or something your Reseller business does not know about your customers’ needs. We talk about making the right people aware of your Reseller business pretty often, but making sure your existing customers are taking full advantage of every...
Comments Removed from Help Articles in Community
Jan 07, 2011
You may have noticed that we removed the comments from the Help articles in Community. We found that almost all of the comments being post here were actually support questions rather than comments on the actual articles. But, no worries, you can still get your questions answered and get the support you need. If a...
Where’s my Gravatar?
Jan 07, 2011
If you are using a gravatar (a globally recognized avatar) for your blog comments, forum posts, and other social site avatars, you may have noticed that your gravatar no longer displays in Go Daddy Community. We removed support for Gravatar from our Community site. Your avatar is now set to the default. We invite you...
eCommerce Tip: Get the Ball Rolling
Jan 06, 2011
With Quick Shopping Cart?, there are two fast and easy ways to collect approximate shipping charges. Custom shipping methods are perfect for merchants who would rather start shipping and selling right away, and in the meantime iron out the details of their online stores. When you set up a custom shipping method, you can set...
Outlook Performance: Disable What You Don’t Need
Jan 06, 2011
Many people use Outlook® as a staple for keeping their business organized and productive. Unfortunately, Outlook has its idiosyncrasies. Unless you deal with them, you could have a loss of productivity and some potential hair pulling issues. Two major Outlook resource hoarders are the RSS feed reader and add-ins. In this article we look at...
Tricks for Transferring Multiple Domain Names to Us
Jan 06, 2011
If you are transferring multiple domain names to Go Daddy, the other registrar provides you with authorization codes. Most of the time authorization codes are easy to work with. If you’re having trouble, here are some of my favorite tricks for reformatting and entering them in our system. To transfer domain names to us, you...
Want to get more out of your products?
Jan 06, 2011
We at Go Daddy are always looking for ways to help you get the most out of your products. One initiative we’re looking into is offering instructional videos through Go Daddy Community to help you learn to more effectively and efficiently use your products and services. We’d really appreciate it if you would give us...
Have You Seen Bob’s Video Blog?
Jan 04, 2011
"Why YOU should NEVER SWEAT what OTHERS THINK about YOU," Bob shares what he says is the most important business and life lesson.
Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program for Newbies: Chapter 2 (of 4)
Jan 03, 2011
You already learned about the amazing benefits of the Go Daddy Affiliate Program in chapter 1, now let’s learn how to get started. Signing up is a snap! We’ve worked hard to make getting started as an Affiliate as easy as possible so you can start making money fast. Follow the step-by-step instructions in the...
Brand Your Email, Your Way
Jan 03, 2011
Over the last year, we enhanced several features in Web-Based Email to give you more control over your email customization. The way you brand yourself can imply a lot about your business or organization. Learn how to harness these features to send the right message, and bolster your brand. Your Logo on Web-Based Email’s Login...
Are we there yet? Setting Up Site Builders with Domain Transfers
Dec 30, 2010
If you’re transferring your domain names to Go Daddy, we’re glad to have you on board. We’re sure you’re excited to get the next chapter of your website started, and we want you to get going as soon as possible. To help you out, all of our site building applications (WebSite Tonight?, Quick Shopping Cart?,...
Top Tech Moments of 2010
Dec 30, 2010
As 2010 ends, I wanted to take a look at some of the most influential technology of the last year as we gear up for an exciting 2011. The iPad? Apple’s annual iPhone? release gets people camping in lines all night to be the first one to own the shiny new device. And how do...
DOMAINfest Announces CEO Bob Parsons as 2011 Keynote
Dec 30, 2010
Go Daddy is synonymous with domain names, Web hosting, and marketing genius worldwide, and soon domain name industry pros and newcomers can learn from the man who started it all. Earlier this month, DOMAINfest announced our CEO Bob Parsons as its 2011 keynote speaker. DOMAINfest is a yearly conference that focuses on the domain industry....
The 5 Most Helpful Reseller Posts of 2010
Dec 30, 2010
As you reflect on your success this year and create your plan for 2011, remember all the great Reseller tips and suggestions we’ve talked about. Here’s a list of the top 5 posts from the Go Daddy Blog in 2010: 5 Things to Consider for a Reseller’s Price Point Resellers: Create a Business Plan 9...
Determine Your Server’s Fedora or CentOS Version
Dec 30, 2010
With so many different distributions and versions of Linux out there, it is easy to forget exactly what is running on your own server!  Or, if you working on someone else’s server, you might need to know exactly which OS you’re dealing with. Fortunately, there is an easy way to check using Fedora or CentOS....
Updating Your CentOS Server to the Newest Release
Dec 30, 2010
Keeping your server’s OS up to date with the latest patches and updates is critical to ensuring your server’s health and security. Often, as possible threats, exploits, and security holes are identified, the CentOS team releases updates to eliminate those potential risks, similarly to your home computer’s periodic updates. As of December 2010, version 5.5...
Updating Your CentOS Server’s PHP Version
Dec 30, 2010
Even after updating to CentOS 5.5 to the latest version, you might nove noticed it only includes PHP 5.1.6. And while that might suffice for many applications, more and more open source applications require PHP 5.2 and higher — such as Magento eCommerce, among others. If the software you are looking to run requires a...
Installing Windows Media Services onto Your Server
Dec 30, 2010
Have you looked for a way to stream audio and video to your websites using your Windows? 2008 server? If so, we have the solution for you: Windows Media Services. These tools let you stream either live audio or video, or pre-recorded “on-demand” content. There are also utilities that let you administer Windows Media Services...
Connecting Local Drives to Your Windows 2008 Server
Dec 30, 2010
Even though you don’t have access to your server’s physical CD/DVD drive, that doesn’t mean you can’t install software from a CD or DVD on your Windows? 2008 server. “How?” you might ask. You can connect your local computer’s drives to your server! To begin, you need to create a Remote Desktop Connection to your...
High-Value Domain Names Now Offered Through DomainConnect
Dec 29, 2010
Need expert assistance buying or selling high-value domain names? The Go Daddy Executive Account Services team is here to help. Our team hand selects high-value domain names to be bought or sold on your behalf through DomainConnect, assisting sophisticated buyers in finding top-quality names while helping sellers find perfect end-users for their high-value assets. Don’t...
Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program for Newbies: Chapter 1 (of 4)
Dec 29, 2010
Ever heard of Affiliate marketing? Well, the Go Daddy’s Affiliate Program is a unique way to make money online without doing the dirty work. In a nutshell, Affiliate marketing is an advertising system where marketers publish ads on websites or in emails and earn commission from the sales generated from those ads. That means you...
Go Daddy Direct Affiliate Program Turns 1!
Dec 29, 2010
This month marks the one-year anniversary of our Direct Affiliate Program! Over the past 12 months, we’ve welcomed more than 100,000 Go Daddy customers like you into the program, offered great discounts to help promote our products, and hopefully put some cash in your pocket! We’ve also listened to you. Some of our most recent...
Favicons: What They Are and Where to Get Them
Dec 29, 2010
Have you noticed when you visit many of your favorite websites, a small icon displays in your browser’s address bar, a little image related to the website’s theme? Often, that icon displays next to the website’s title in your bookmarks menu. They’re pretty cool. Displaying one of those favorites icons — or “favicons” in webspeak...
eCommerce Tip: Increase Your Visibility
Dec 29, 2010
With Quick Shopping Cart?, perhaps the most effective tool for driving Internet traffic to your online store is free, and you can set it up in just four quick steps. It costs you nothing to create and submit a feed listing your products to Google Product Search™. With that done, your Quick Shopping Cart products...
End of Year Affiliate Bonus Opportunity
Dec 28, 2010
Check out this great opportunity for Go Daddy Affiliates: Earn an extra 20% bonus for referring double the number of orders today through Friday (12/28/2010 – 12/31/2011) than you did for the same period last week (12/21/2010 – 12/24/2010). 10 order minimum. Bonus is calculated from commission earned between 12/28/2010 and 12/31/2010. For example, if...
Fax Your Way to a New Job!
Dec 27, 2010
There are many great ways to use your Fax Thru Email account. But did you know it can be a valuable tool in your next career move? The promised land. You searched, and found the perfect job. Now your prospective employer wants to see your resume and you don’t own a fax machine. Enter Fax...
Grow Your Email List
Dec 27, 2010
Email is one of the most inexpensive marketing tools you have at your disposal. How well it works depends on your list. And, while it’s true you can rent lists of email addresses on a per-user basis, the best lists are homegrown. A few tips on growing your own email list that complies with federal...
The ‘Mom Test.’ Does Your Reseller Marketing Campaign Pass?
Dec 23, 2010
If your mom doesn’t understand which products you’re selling after looking at your marketing, odds are your prospective customers won’t, either. There are plenty of amazing business people who are savvy Internet surfers, but don’t know the difference between a Web page and a domain name. Make sure you match the information level in your...
Choosing Good Domain Names for Monetization
Dec 23, 2010
Many people own domain names for the purpose of monetization, which is when you place a provider’s ads, opportunities or affiliate links on your site, and the provider pays you when a visitor clicks on a link or completes a process, such as a purchase. Theoretically, you are lending the provider your domain name in...
Security Update: Malware Affecting Some Databases
Dec 23, 2010
*Update: Our security team has identified WordPress®, Joomla® and Drupal® as the targeted content management systems. We are repairing affected databases and employing preventative measures to stop the attack. We’ve identified a security issue that infected some databases used for content management systems including WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. We want to make sure that you...
WebSite Tonight and Google
Dec 23, 2010
WebSite Tonight? is arguably the most comprehensive, easy-to-use site builder application out there. And that argument gets a lot stronger when you consider Deluxe and Premium WebSite Tonight accounts let you add widgets from Google? to your website. A widget, in case you aren’t familiar with the term, is an application you install on your...
Locating Your Files in Online File Folder
Dec 22, 2010
Locating a specific file shouldn’t be like finding a needle in a haystack. Find what you’re looking for, quickly and easily. Online File Folder? offers three different methods of searching through your files. Basic Search: Locate files using a keyword search. Enter the keyword in the search box, and Online File Folder locates files and...
Mac Users Can Sync Folders
Dec 22, 2010
Online File Folder? has upped the ante on virtual file storage for Mac? users. Through Workspace Desktop, Mac users can now create folders to automatically sync with Online File Folder. Set the sync folders to upload only, download only, or complete a full synchronization. With the Online File Folder sync feature, you can schedule when...
Fax Thru Email: Footloose and Paper-Free!
Dec 22, 2010
Need to send a fax? Or receive one? No fax machine? Fax Thru Email can help! How does it work? Fax Thru Email is easy. Simply log in to your account, upload a file, and send. You can even include a cover letter. Fax Thru Email also stores your fax history in a handy, and cleanly designed...
Private Registration Available for .co Domain Names
Dec 22, 2010
Would you like to hide your personal contact information from the public while maintaining full control over your .co domain name? With Domains By Proxy? (DBP) private registration, you can do both! Universally known to stand for company, corporation, and commerce, the .co country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) became available for registration in July. When...
Displaying Quick Shopping Cart Products in WebSite Tonight
Dec 22, 2010
With WebSite Tonight? you can now display products from your Quick Shopping Cart? online store. It’s a combination that just makes sense, like peanut butter and jelly, or peas and carrots. Or two of the most powerful site builder applications available. Now, Quick Shopping Cart is one of the widgets you can insert into your...
AdSpace Helps Company ‘Build’ on its Reputation
Dec 21, 2010
AdSpace works, but don’t take our word for it. In our continuing series of “real-life” stories, check out what AdSpace did for this customer. When Ali Akhtar and his family started Advanced Construction Concepts Inc., the company’s mission was to meet, and even surpass, customers’ expectations. That objective hasn’t changed in the 10 years the...
Custom Toolbar Makes Building Websites a Breeze
Dec 21, 2010
Have you ever used a great tool, and then forgot where you found it? WebSite Tonight® lets you customize your toolbar by adding your frequently used tools. For example, you might find that your Web pages require lots of videos. Wouldn’t it be great to have the Insert Video button at your fingertips each time...
Take A Layered Approach to Security
Dec 20, 2010
The days of depending on only anti-virus software to keep your computer safe are over. The Internet is constantly changing, and so are the techniques the bad guys use. If you depend on computers and the Internet for your business, it’s time to up the security ante. When you use multiple security measures throughout your...
CashParking Makes Bookkeeping a Breeze
Dec 20, 2010
To make bookkeeping and tracking a breeze, you can now create Payment History Reports in your CashParking? account. To provide easy access to these reports, we’ve added a convenient Payment History tab to the CashParking Dashboard. On the Payment History page, you can view, print, and export the commission payment information for the payee accounts...
Find Your “Target” Market
Dec 20, 2010
The key goal of marketing is to address your best customers in ways that appeal to them. The more specifically you can tailor your offers to their needs, the better the response. This kind of “targeting” leads to more repeat purchases, bigger orders, and a larger customer-base. Who are you selling to? To speak to...
Schedule Updates in Social Visibility
Dec 17, 2010
Go Daddy’s Social Visibility has made it even easier to stay in touch with family and friends by letting you schedule your updates anytime you want on your Twitter®, Facebook®, MySpace®, and LinkedIn® profiles. You can even post updates to individual Facebook pages. Simply type your update, select the social network account you want to...
Go Daddy Auctions Sale: Send the Old Year Out with a Bang!
Dec 17, 2010
Go Daddy Auctions? is offering 20 percent off new memberships and listing upgrades! The eligible upgrades include home page features, category page features, additional categories and reserve pricing. Be aware, discounts are only available on NEW purchases. Take advantage of this offer now through Auctions.GoDaddy.com!
Finding Your Hosting Account’s Error Logs
Dec 17, 2010
Your hosting account’s error logs detail any error in your website’s scripting (PHP, CGI, etc.). If you need them, you can enable error log collection for seven-day periods in the Hosting Control Center. Ready to find out how? Check out this article.
Keep Your Server Safe and Secure
Dec 17, 2010
When was the last time you patched your server? It’s an easy task to put off, but, like the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And when it comes to the websites you run on your server, you might not have a cure for the losses you incur...
Discount Domain Club Offers Unbeatable Prices & Perks
Dec 17, 2010
For a low annual price, the Go Daddy Discount Domain Club offers rock-bottom prices on new domain name purchases, transfers, and renewals. For most customers who own multiple domain names or domainers looking to profit, the club membership pays for itself. In addition to year-round savings on the industry’s lowest-priced domain names, you’ll also enjoy...
Sending Holiday Cards from Your Reseller Business
Dec 16, 2010
Two pieces of advice you hear often as a reseller is know your target market and stay in contact with your customers. Holiday cards point out why both concepts are important as you try to balance the pros and cons of sending business holiday cards. Some customers find hand-signed personal holiday cards endearing, making you...
Online File Folder Security
Dec 16, 2010
How secure is Online File Folder?? That’s a fair question to ask. Uploading your personal documents to a virtual environment can be intimidating. Especially if the documents contain privately held information pertinent to your business. Using Online File Folder, all of your data is secure. Let me break it down for you. When you connect...
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Gawker Network Compromise – What You Should Know
Dec 15, 2010
As you may already know, the Gawker network (owned by Gawker Media) was compromised over the weekend. This attack created a security breach on many popular websites, including Deadspin, Fleshbot, Gawker, Gizmodo, io9, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku, and Lifehacker. Attackers obtained the email addresses and passwords of users who leave comments on these websites. The attackers...
Changing Your Template with WebSite Tonight is a Cinch
Dec 15, 2010
Ever wished for a different template after you started creating your website with WebSite Tonight?? Good news: You can always change your template, even after you’ve published your website on the Internet. Like most things with WebSite Tonight, selecting a new template takes only a few moments. Just click the Templates tab on your dashboard...
Using the Right Font Means More than You Might Think
Dec 15, 2010
Have you ever considered the impact of the font your emails use? Maybe you haven’t scrutinized it closely, but you don’t want the font of your email to attract attention for the wrong reasons. Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, had that happen to him: Critics and fans alike mocked him for sending an...
A message from Neil Warner, GoDaddy.com Chief Information Officer
Dec 15, 2010
We take security and customer service seriously at Go Daddy. I want to share with you what happened this week with some of our servers, and what we’re doing to prevent it from happening again. On Dec. 10, 2010, our Hosting and Security support teams began troubleshooting network congestion in our Dedicated and Virtual Dedicated...
5 Things to Consider for a Reseller’s Price Point
Dec 14, 2010
I’ve been a Go Daddy Reseller Advisor for the last 3 years, and I’ve worked with a lot of growing resellers. One of the top 10 questions that resellers ask most is, “How can I compete as a reseller when big name companies offer better pricing?" Too often, my reply is the same: Depending on...
Top 5 Ways Santa Uses Site Analytics
Dec 14, 2010
I do a little freelance writing on the side for the big fella up north. (That would be Santa Claus, not Big Foot.) As you might imagine, Santa’s operation has grown considerably over the years, which has facilitated the need to look at ways to be more efficient. But listen, Santa didn’t just fall off...
Create an Advertising Plan for Your Business
Dec 14, 2010
If you haven’t kept a formal list of your advertising efforts, now’s the time to start. Knowing what works, what doesn’t, and when you last tried it, will help you create a plan that works. Review Your History Let’s start with an inventory of everything you’ve tried so far to market your business. (Just getting...
Find Me at Video.ME
Dec 14, 2010
How do you tell people to find your videos online? How about just telling them, “Video.ME”? With Video.ME™, it’s easier than you think for people to find you in the video-sharing crowd. Forget about lengthy browser URLs. You don’t have to tell a person where, exactly, on Video.ME to find your videos. Instead, just tack...
VPH Connectivity Issues: What Happened?
Dec 10, 2010
Last night, while investigating recent activity on some of our VPH environments, we restarted network services as a normal troubleshooting step. Unfortunately, the service restart didn’t fix the issue and caused some servers to be unreachable from an external network. To fix the issue we rebooted the host servers. At this time, all services are...
Payment History Reporting is Here!
Dec 10, 2010
Payment history reporting is a long-awaited feature, and it’s finally here! Gone are the days of combing bank statements and reconciling commission reports for information on your hard-earned commission from your Reseller business. Now available inside the Reseller Control Center, you can see how much you’ve been paid, when the payment was made, and how...
DNSSEC Comes to .net Domain Names
Dec 09, 2010
DNSSEC, a great tool for protecting your website’s visitors from hackers, is now available with .net domain names. That now brings the list to: .net .org .biz .us .eu If you want to learn more about DNSSEC, see What is DNSSEC? and About DNSSEC.
Get the Domain Name You Want — Even if It’s Taken!
Dec 09, 2010
Are you discouraged because the perfect domain name is already taken? Did you know that we offer a chance to get that domain name straight from the current registrant? With Domain Buy Service, you can sit back and relax while one of our experienced agents contacts the domain name owner and attempts to negotiate the...
Changing Things up in Web-Based Email
Dec 09, 2010
Recent updates to Web-Based Email include: Password tab gets a name change — Looking for the tab to change your password in Web-Based Email? The option to change your password can still be found in Personal Settings, but the tab is now labeled Security. Web-Based Email’s security options has a new home — The option...
Keep on Schedule, Enable Your Online Calendar
Dec 09, 2010
With Calendar you can access your scheduled appointments, events and important dates anywhere you have an Internet connection. Calendar can be used for many personal and business purposes. Need help planning family activities? It’s a cinch with Calendar. You can create and manage your tasks, track important events, and schedule activities, all in one application....
Stay Agile with Quick Blogcast
Dec 09, 2010
For lots of folks, “versatility” isn’t a word that leaps to mind when you ask them to describe blogging applications. Those people haven’t seen Quick Blogcast? yet. With its recently streamlined interface, Quick Blogcast is growing even more nimble and versatile. A development team is working every day to make it the most feature-rich blogging...
An Insider’s Look at Go Daddy’s Famous Holiday Party
Dec 08, 2010
Here in Arizona, the local news stations always cover Go Daddy’s Holiday Party, and for good reason — it’s huge! We’re looking to have the largest party in company history, but that’s what we say every year. When I tell people I work for Go Daddy, they ask about the Holiday Party and I have...
Does Your Site Builder Application Look Broken?
Dec 08, 2010
Sometimes, if the display resolution of your computer monitor isn’t set just right, it can be a little frustrating to use site builder applications such as WebSite Tonight® and Quick Blogcast®. Or if you’re using an outdated version of a Web browser, that, too, can make it seem like buttons don’t work and page elements...
Express Email Marketing Plan Limits Changing
Dec 07, 2010
We’re making some dramatic changes to our Express Email Marketing® plans — and just in time for the holidays, too! For example, if you’re a current Premium Plan customer on an annual plan, you’re going to get upgraded from 25,000 to 500,000 emails per month. And the good news? You don’t have to do a...
What’s in my Community Profile?
Dec 07, 2010
You may have noticed the My Profile link in the Go Daddy Community menu bar. This link takes you to your personal profile information in Go Daddy Community. Your profile is viewable by other Community members and gives an overview of your activity within Community. Members can get a quick glance at your activity by...
eCommerce Tip: Think Like a Search Engine
Dec 06, 2010
Once an online store is up and running, the next question most people have is, “So, how can I get my website to show up on search engines?” With Quick Shopping Cart?, you can easily create and insert meta data, stuff like keywords, which search engines look for to rank your website. You can also...
Looking for Help in All the Right Places
Dec 03, 2010
Wherever you decide to look in Go Daddy Community for Help, you're sure to find an answer to your question.
Mapping Your Domain Name to Your Third-Party Website
Dec 03, 2010
Do you love the blog or website you designed yourself, but dislike its long, hard-to-remember URL? For example, you might have a Blogger? blog or Wix website with a URL like www.coolexample.blogspot.com or www.wix.com/mysite/coolexample. Did you know that you can map a domain name of your choice to that URL so that visitors have an...
Send the Right Message with Your Email Signature
Dec 03, 2010
There are several advantages of using an automated email signature on your messages. Email signatures save you time, reinforce your company branding, and can potentially drive more traffic to your Web presence. The information supplied in your signature does the work of a heading, or letterhead, found in a business letter. Ideally, your signature should...
Affiliate Success Story: Domain Samurai
Dec 02, 2010
Affiliates often ask for tips on how to effectively promote our products. We regularly give out a variety of tips and often adapt them to the affiliate’s specific website or situation. For some, it might also be helpful to see a real-life example of a successful Go Daddy affiliate, so we put together a little...
Learn Some Basic HTML
Dec 02, 2010
If you manage or own a website, it can be incredibly helpful to know some basic HTML. What is HTML? HTML is Hypertext Markup Language and Web browsers (such as Internet Explorer? and Firefox?) use it to display websites. Is it difficult to learn? Think of owning a website like owning a car. It takes...
Customer ‘Elects’ Site Analytics to Get Results
Dec 02, 2010
Site Analytics is fast becoming the product of choice among those who want real-time data and visitor traffic information. But don’t take our word for it: Let one of our customers tell the story. Erin Stahl is more interested in bettering her community and making public officials accountable than pouring over traffic statistics or stressing...
Start Domaining with $500
Dec 02, 2010
Domaining is the process of finding and registering domain names with the intent to make money. Most domainers have at least two avenues to generate revenue: parking domain names and selling domain names through an auction. When you park a domain name, you are essentially hosting it with a domain name parking company that places...