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The referal program is kind of great, why not extend the concept to a donate button ?

  • Posted February 20, 2015

What do you think of a Digitalocean button some website visitors could use to give credits to the website server account ? It would be a cleaner option than a paypal donate button in a lot of case, the idea is to provide a way for visitors to support a website hosting through time. Are there legal issues to expect ?

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I’m not sure I made myself clear, I didn’t meant the same as a paypal button, I meant the money would go directly to the DigitalOcean credits, so I think it wouldn’t add any CC transaction cost, more than the owner adding credits would. But I understand the time required to implement such a feature is not worth any benefit to DO, except a little advertising. I conclude it could be a little nice extra feature for a few special case, but probably not worth it overall.

Paypal donate should work the same way, not sure DO wants to mess around on such tasks when paypal already do that, as any CC transaction has a cost and some times if the amount is small it may not worth it.