False Advertising Claimed in GoDaddy Web Hosting Lawsuit

A GoDaddy web hosting lawsuit alleges that the tech company did not provide dedicated servers to subscribers who paid a premium for that service, but instead, some subscribers allegedly received a virtualized server with diminished resources. Consumer fraud attorneys can help consumers who subscribed to a GoDaddy’s dedicated server.

For more information, contact Linville Johnson today. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

Lawsuit: GoDaddy is Charging Premium Fees for Inferior Servers

The lawsuit, filed in March 2016 by consumer fraud class action attorneys, including Linville Johnson, claims GoDaddy, which describes itself as “the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses”, offered “Dedicated Servers” to consumers who were willing to pay a premium price for a non-shared and dedicated server. However, the plaintiffs claim that GoDaddy’s assertion that its “Dedicated Servers” are dedicated servers is false and that the company does not in fact provide these dedicated servers as represented.

Instead, it is asserted that GoDaddy is providing its dedicated server customers with virtualized private servers that may share the resources of a single physical server between multiple users. As a result, GoDaddy customers, who pay a substantial premium for dedicated server subscriptions, are in reality getting a lesser virtual private server product.

After purchasing a Dedicated Server plan, the plaintiffs claim that they began to experience crippling performance issues relating to their dedicated server. After consulting with an independent server expert, the plaintiffs were informed by the IT consultant that GoDaddy is actually providing virtualized servers to its Premium clients rather than dedicated servers and that these virtualized servers are subject to performance issues more than the more expensive dedicated servers are. Therefore, the lawsuit alleges that the plaintiffs are paying more for server performance than they are actually receiving, that is, GoDaddy is charging the plaintiffs for superior service while actually providing inferior service to premium subscribers.

The lawsuit claims:

  • Violations of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act
  • Fraudulent concealment
  • Violation of California False Advertising Law
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Violation of California Unfair Competition Law

The plaintiffs seek both compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of the class, as well as injunctive relief to prohibit future misrepresentation on behalf of GoDaddy.

How a GoDaddy Web Hosting Lawsuit Can Help

When a company engages in false or misleading advertising of its products or services, or otherwise commits deceptive trade practices, that company could be liable for any damage that result. In this GoDaddy web hosting lawsuit, if the allegations of misrepresentation and false advertising against the GoDaddy are proven, customers may be able to recover the costs they paid for dedicated server subscriptions, along with other damages.

Affected consumers are encouraged to seek the advice of an experienced consumer fraud attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.

For more information about the GoDaddy web hosting lawsuit, or if you want to speak with an Arkansas attorney, contact the Johnson firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].

After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.