Domain Name Selective Administrative Access

Is it possible to provide domain access control to only one domain name in my account for someone else, but not provide access to any of my other domain names?

I spoke with a representative at GoDaddy on the phone regarding that question.

He sent me this information on how to do it.

His answer:
“Yes. You basically invite someone else through an email to a specific area.”

He sent me the three links below.

Granting AccountExec Access to Domain Folders’ may be helpful to you. Here’s a link: Granting AccountExec Access to Domain Folders.

Adding Users as AccountExecs may be helpful to you. Here’s a link: Adding Users as AccountExecs.

Adding Domains to Domain Folders’ may be helpful to you. Here’s a link: Adding Domains to Domain Folders.

  1. The way to do it is, you create a “Domain Folder” in your account.
  2. You then move the specific domain name (actually, copy the domain name) to the “Domain Folder” you just created.
  3. Then, you give access to the “Domain Folder” via sending someone an email initiation to gain access to that domain name, that now is located in your account “Domain Folder.” You can assign selective administrative rights, such as: providing access to name servers, subdomains, and hosting, or full administrative, or no administrative rights.
  4. The person receiving the email invitation for Account Execs can either open a new account with GoDaddy, or use an already established account with GoDaddy for administrative access for this new domain name. The domain name would be in a special folder location on the Domain Manager, where the domain name would be accessible from.

I tried this feature out for a client that needed to provide access to one domain only, for a non profit group on one of his domain names, while retaining full domain name registration ownership and control of the domain name itself without providing access to any of his other domain names in his GoDaddy account.

This is the ideal setup for allowing webmasters to have access to a domain name at your personal GoDaddy account, while still protecting all your domain registration rights from others. However, I strongly suggest you have more than one person that has access to the domain names themselves. Heaven forbid, you never know when something might happen to one individual and if that one individual only has the password and account information for the domain name registration, it will be lost with them. This would be very bad news for a company that has their domain name protected so securely that no one else would be able to gain access for the domain registration, not even other company owners or insiders.


Go Daddy 1000 eMails SMTP Relay Limit

Sorry Godaddy, the last straw for virtual dedicated server with a Plesk Control panel.

About six months ago I started receiving the following email message.


Dear James,

You have reached your current SMTP relay limit of 1000 per day on the following hosting account:

Hosting Services


Your hosting server will be unable to send email until the daily SMTP relay limit is reset. The daily SMTP relay limit is reset on all accounts at midnight MST.


If you need to send more than 1000 emails per day from your hosting server, you can request an increase through Customer Support. However, increase requests must be justified and must not violate our anti-spam policy.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Support:

+ Online Support:

+ Email:
+ Phone: (480) 505-8877

Thanks again for being a Hosting customer.


I followed all the procedures per Godaddy recommendations for preventing unauthorized use of my email servers from sending spam from others. Made sure my email relays were closed. Made sure I did not have any catchall email accounts. This however did not stop the problem and the incoming messages from Godaddy. I sent an email to Godaddy, but was surprised to find out that this was going to be a $75.00 charge for trouble shooting the problem, with no guarantee that it would be fixed. Not good enough for me. After doing a search online, I saw that others were experiencing the same exact problem related to Godaddy virtual dedicated hosting.  So, sorry Godaddy, love your domain name registration, but virtual dedicated hosting with Plesk control panel leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, I had other complaints with the Plesk control panel. Future reference, go with a Cpanel over Plesk. Cpanel control panel offers a lot more options to make your web life a lot easier from a webmaster point of view.

So, I moved on to a new hosting company. That will be a future article.

By-the-way, my suspicion of the problem with the Godaddy Virtual Dedicated server account is to do with something called email dictionary attacks. What spammers are doing is inundating in a matter of seconds, a dictionary attack to try to find other emails on a particular domain name. I believe they are using a form gateway to get into the server, however briefly, and launch the dictionary attack. This causes the SMTP gateway to get flagged for the Godaddy account. At that point, you have no recourse than to wait it out till midnight for Godaddy to automatically reset the SMTP email relay gateway, so you can then send and receive emails.

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