GDI – Global Domains International review

February 7, 2013 by
Filed under: Black List, Reviews 

Global Domains International (GDI) is a website domain name registrar that specializes at .ws domain names.

I’ve been a member of GDI for many years and I made some money with their MLM referral/affiliate program.

Their MLM program is one of the worst programs around and I stopped putting much energy on it, a long time ago. But I kept my account because I had a few referrals and some of those referrals had also referrals that I was profiting from.

Since I was paying the monthly $10, I decided to create this .ws website/blog about a year ago.

But now almost all of my referrals and their referrals are gone and since I do not make money from GDI anymore I decided to transfer my blog to the hosting account I have at GoDaddy and also transfer my .ws domain there.

You see, paying for this domain $120 every year is ridiculous since I can pay only $13. And even if I had to buy new hosting from GoDaddy I would pay around $70 per year for the domain and the hosting, which goes down to around $19 with their current offer! Anyway, now I’m paying a lot less for a lot more services!

For example, I was paying $120 per year to GDI for an affiliate account and I was getting 100 MB webhosting space, 10 GB Bandwidth per month and 5 subdomains, while at GoDaddy I would pay only around $19 for their economy plan (I have the Deluxe plan) and get 100 GB (not MB) webhosting space, Unlimited Bandwidth and 10 subdomains. Also GoDaddy has a better affiliate program by my opinion.

The worst part with GDI was that they caused me problem with this transfer. When I asked them for a transfer key (required for domain transfers between registrars) they told me that .ws domains registered via the affiliate program are not transferable!!!

Good thing is that I found a way to complete this transfer and you can read about it here.

For all those reasons, I do not recommend GDI for their domain/hosting services and their MLM/affiliate program.

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