GoDaddy.com, LLC is on the receiving end of a proposed class action wherein a woman claims the website domain registrar routinely places automated promotional calls and sends text messages to individuals who never gave prior express written consent to be contacted.
The lawsuit notes that GoDaddy customers are prompted to provide their phone numbers when purchasing any of the defendant’s products or services. GoDaddy, the case alleges, then calls and sends texts messages to these numbers in order to promote more expensive products or services and to contact former customers. According to the lawsuit, the defendant uses automated telephone dialing technology to place the calls and texts—which the case says violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act since the communications are for non-emergency purposes.
The lawsuit looks to cover anyone in the U.S. who received a marketing call or text from GoDaddy to their cell phone that was placed using an automated telephone dialing system during the past four years.