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Old 11-24-2010, 02:25 PM
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HostGator gearing up to take on GoDaddy and TV commercials?


Highlights from Internal Company Email
http://blog.hostgator.com/2010/11/24...company-email/

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:47 PM
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With the huge difference in quality, they should have no difficulty in beating Godaddy at the hosting game. I'm curious how things will play in the domain registering area though. As long as Godaddy is the 800 pounds gorilla in that field, they will continue to be a threat in web hosting as well.

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:54 PM
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They will succeed in beating them via web hosting but not Domains, IMO
& many others we say Godaddy owns the domain just because they have been in the TV commercial game longer.

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:55 PM
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HostGator > GoDaddy anyday.

I'd never buy a domain from Godaddy again, let alone web hosting. They just don't care anymore.

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:55 PM
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Certainly an interesting email and I do believe Brent and HG have a bright future.

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:56 PM
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Interesting, seems like the owner is trying to create a more "fun" environment for they're employees. However, based on my experience, this type of method almost never works, at least not in an office setting. Im curious to see how this all plays out for them, however I would not be surprised if they started moving in the opposite direction (I've seen it happen before).

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:56 PM
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Interesting, seems like the owner is trying to create a more "fun" environment for they're employees. However, based on my experience, this type of method almost never works, at least not in an office setting.
Google's offices are relatively laid-back.

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Old 11-24-2010, 02:59 PM
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Love the idea of letting their employees browse the net and reply to text messages. Keeping your employees happy definitely motivates them and that ends up reflecting nicely on your clients overall experience too.

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Old 11-24-2010, 03:00 PM
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Google's offices are relatively laid-back.
Yes but there is a big difference between having a laid back office environment and giving your employees options on whether they should come into work or not. Q and A is very important and in any business, employees must be held accountable, otherwise your entire level of service will dip. In my opinion, I think they are making a big mistake.

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Old 11-24-2010, 03:04 PM
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Love the idea of letting their employees browse the net and reply to text messages. Keeping your employees happy definitely motivates them and that ends up reflecting nicely on your clients overall experience too.
I'm all about this as well, of course as long as the work is getting done. Google also allocates 20% of employee time to personal projects.

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Old 11-24-2010, 03:30 PM
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That email is mostly just a PR stunt, which is why they "leaked" it on their blog.

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Old 11-24-2010, 03:54 PM
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Interesting, I had a friend who quit HG because of the very things they now changed according to that email. Apparently, working there was gloomy and not at all fun and resulted in a really low status quo. Now, it seems they are trying to lighten things up a bit, which is really what the staff need.

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Old 11-24-2010, 05:11 PM
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interesting reading.

are they borrowing to finance the ad spending?

I wonder how they will handle the (expected) extremely fast growth.


I see their billboards around Indianapolis.

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Old 11-25-2010, 10:35 AM
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This just demonstrates how fast Host Gator is growing in this industry. Their web hosting service should easily attract more customers than GoDaddy, their biggest problem will probably be to find a way to handle all the new customers.

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Old 11-25-2010, 11:00 AM
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Umm, I'm currently with godaddy because I got a domain there for 12 bucks a year, and they offer hosting for only like 2 bucks a month. What benefits does hostgator offer me?

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