@polychrome As if I needed another reason to avoid GoDaddy... Any of the other major ones do it? 1&1 for example? I currently host my clients' pages off of a shared VPS but I've been considering moving them to their own hosting services with 1&1 since they already use it for their domain registration, that way I have less maintenance to do.
@jdkendall looks like most paid services do not pull this shtick which is why GoDaddy was a surprise.
@polychrome And this is why I've spent the last week migrating everything I l host away from my recently taken over by GoDaddy webhost. It was certain to go way downhill eventually.
@polychrome Why do people still use GoDaddy, after how scummy they've been for years? Ugh. I hate that GoDaddy even exists.
@polychrome @tootbrute My domains are currently registered through Google Domains. While I think that Google is generally a spying corporate behemoth, GD is super simple and easy to use, and they don't try to nickel-and-dime you with a bunch of extra crap you don't need.
I've also had good experiences with Hover in the past, but I haven't used them recently.
@polychrome Oops, I misspoke. I thought EIG owned GoDaddy, they don't. (EIG is notorious for gobbling up web hosting companies and turning the level of service to poo.) So that should instead read "That's GoDaddy for you."
@carbontwelve apparently it's for providing site analytics for websites they host.
It's probably as stupid as just wanting to provide better a analytics service without thinking it all the way through. Big company managers tend to be blind like that.
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