I occasionally receive text messages with various offers that seem to want me to believe they are from GoDaddy or affiliated with the company. After I received a text message that mentioned GoDaddy this past week, I reached out to GoDaddy’s Nick Fuller to ask if it was from GoDaddy. As I suspected, the message was not sent by GoDaddy.
Here’s the content of a text message I received:
“Congrats! You are Selected for 70% Off Godaddy Business Video Deal Ending Today! Click Here (redacted Bitly link) Now to Activate this Deal & Boost your Sales by 300%.
I didn’t click the link, so I have no idea what url is being promoted. I would also advise others who receive such messages to not click the link either. Because of the masked Bitly url that was used, I have no idea what the endgame for this text message is.
Nicole Cox, VP of Customer Engagement at GoDaddy, commented to me about the text message spam:
“GoDaddy has no relationship with the group that is sending these messages. GoDaddy does not condone sending of text messages to customers that have not explicitly requested to receive them.”
I don’t recall ever receiving a text message from GoDaddy, besides the ones I receive for two factor authentication.
As with all types of marketing efforts that are purportedly from registrars (phone calls, emails, or text messages), you need to be totally sure it is the company or you could put your domain names or other private information at risk.