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

Posted February 20, 2015 2.3k views

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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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.

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.

  • Thanks for the tip Andrew. In fact I was thinking about my open source CSS regression testing tool project at which I recently released on a DigitalOcean droplet. I’ll be sure to reach out if I feel the need, when the project grows.