GoDaddy Selling Domains in Stores via OfficeMax

In what may be considered one of the most puzzling moves ever done by an Internet company, GoDaddy has partnered up with OfficeMax to make domains purchasable in stores.

The companies hope to target small businesses looking for website bundles for SEO, web design, and domain. The price range between these packages are huge, from an affordable $12.99 for a domain name (the standard rate) to a $249.99 package for 10 email addresses, website building, SEO, among others.

Note that these packages are only available to purchase via physical OfficeMax stores. These offers aren't available online on OfficeMax's website because they just might already be available online at GoDaddy.com. You know, one of those places you go when you feel like purchasing a domain.

 

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  • sun-devil99
    I known them to do weird things (I know I use to work for them a couple years ago), but this tops them all. It just doesn't really make sense in a lot of ways. I can't even begin to understand how they would even pull this off, they going to have Kiosk with an employee(s) in the store? OfficeMax employees sure as hell aren't going to know anything about GoDaddy's product line, much less all the technical details involved with said products (and domain registration regulations and guidelines).
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  • virtualban
    I have a feeling of disgust each time godaddy is mentioned, since the time they supported Sopa. They must really have loved the idea back then to go publicly open in favour of it. Any backtracking after that is not worth taking into consideration. There are loads of companies that secretly support Sopa and similar ideas.
    So, good or bad ideas coming from godaddy, my biased opinion is still that they fail and cease to exist.
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  • spentshells
    Go home daddy your drunk... you can't even make up your mind on what is good or bad for the internet
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