Recently, GoDaddy had to face rather critical network issues when millions of websites hosted by the company went down. Before soon, a member of the hacktivist group, Anonymous, claimed responsibility for the attack, boasting that he did so to expose the security vulnerabilities of the service.
However, the company soon responded by rebuffing such claims and stated that the entire issue was the result of some internal network failure which was addressed and fixed within hours. Once all the affected GoDaddy services were back on, the company issued an apology for the service outage that affected a lot of its customers.
Now, the company is apparently trying to make up to its customers by offering a 30% discount on all of its services. The announcement of this discount comes together with yet another apology for the inconvenience caused to GoDaddy users. According to the CEO, Scott Wagner, “We let you down and we know it. We take our responsibilities—and the trust you place in us—very seriously. I cannot express how sorry I am to those of you who were inconvenienced.”
He goes on to announce a 30% discount for the next seven days on GoDaddy services, redeemable through the code ‘Apology4a’ when checking out at the site. This essentially means that if you want to register a .com domain on GoDaddy, it will cost you $9.1 a year if you register within the next seven days, compared to the standard $13.