It was a messy process, but I just transferred all my domains away from GoDaddy. I feel better already.
Their advertising irritated me and they were on the wrong side of the SOPA thing, and I’m ashamed to admit I wanted to dump them a year ago, but hadn’t.
Revealingly, I didn’t act until I was forced to run their gauntlet of overbearing sales screens one too many times. Even simple acts — like renewing a domain — forced me to scroll through screens of rubbish services just to find the “no thanks” button.
So I could repeat the process on the next screen.
At some point, salesmanship becomes utter disrespect (picture that irritating fool trying to sell you insurance at your kid’s birthday party), and even lazy copywriters with too much on their plate have their limits.
Sell stuff, but don’t be an ass about it. Or, learn from GoDaddy. Don’t be that irritating fool.
Keep writing, Tom Chandler.