Can any provide some feedback on their experience using Godaddy's Total DNS Control?
Normally I let my hosting company manage my DNS duties, but their responsiveness to my requests is getting progressively worse. They also do not have a front end admin panel, all DNS updates are done through trouble ticket emails.
I personally find that Godaddy's site moves pretty slow and i have high speed internet. I find my self browsing a couple webpages before actually coming back to the godaddy tab to make another click. All in all, the site is slow but when you get through to what you want to do it is great. Never had any issues with them (well non that comes to mind at the moment)
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I have used Total DNS Control of Godaddy for a few years now and its pretty straightforward (for me) to use. You do have to hunt that Total DNS Control link somewhere after you login.
By default, Godaddy's nameservers will annoyingly park some common subdomain keywords. When I use the panel, I usually clear out everything and manually add the A records, CNAMEs, even TXT records for SPF/Domainkeys stuff. I use Google Apps for mail and you can easily generate settings for Godaddy via the informative help pages. Propagation seems fast. The interface is "ajaxy" yet not that cluttered.