Greek restaurant owner fights GoDaddy and the OPA bill
When Michalis Aristotelis Papadogiannakis – or Mike Pappas for short – opened his third Opa! Restaurant in Astoria, New York little did he know one day he’d have to call his congressman over a case of flambeed cheese gone wrong.
Mike registered his web site with GoDaddy and soon after, problems started to pile up.
“I started missing orders online, gamo to spiti tous, the forms contained the wrong type of meat for the souvlaki wraps and the salads asking for Greek dressing were mixed up with Italian, malaka GoDaddy!”, said Mike, referring to a catastrophic mix up of databases provided with the GoDaddy hosting.
With orders getting screwed up, Mike called GoDaddy to complain about the “Opa! bill” expecting an extension of service, if not a refund.
“And the support people told me, kolopaida, that my restaurant was registered with who is privacy – what is this skata, malaka GoDaddy”, added Mike Pappas slamming his fist on the table, which sent a dozen dishes crashing on the floor.
Apparently, the WHOIS privacy on the account created accounting issues, sending bill after bill to the Opa! Restaurant without the ability to refund it.
Naturally, Mike is furious – he says he opposes the Opa bill 100%.
“Tha tous gamiso, and GoDaddy will lose another customer, my cousin Niko who has four restaurants in Dallas, malaka GoDaddy. I take no shit!”, said Mike raising a half-empty bottle of windex in the air.
While GoDaddy still wants to resolve the issue, Mike is adamant about moving his domains and has contacted his congressman before business goes the way of the Greek economy.