DO Ideas 2

Allow existing users use Github student discount

I just found out that I'm not eligible to use my Github student discount, because I'm already a DigitalOcean customer. This is really weird, because me being already a DO customer has nothing to do with me being a student (hence, an eligible user for Github student discount).

I'm really confused. The reward for choosing DO's services, and paying them for a few months instead of one of their competitors, is to refuse my Student discount?

AWS -a competitor who is also a part of Github Student pack- is actually ASKING for an EXISTING account, in order to give you the Github student discount.

It's not the $50 that I'm trying to get for free here. I already paying them for hosting since November 2014. It's just I simply cannot understand their way of thinking. This isn't something that anyone could abuse, like the 10$ promo codes. I can see the logic behind the denial of using more than just 1 10$ promo code - anyone can find them. But the Github student discount isn't abuse-able. You must have a unique e-mail address associated with an educational institution domain OR a photo of your Academic ID. Both of them require you to actually be a student. The only way to abuse that, is to pay for multiple colleges, but that's just stupid.

I'd love to hear from the community and someone of DigitalOcean's staff who's responsible for the ToS.

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • qmarlats commented
    September 11, 2018 16:35

    +1. As students, we don't have a lot of money, so just a small discount would be so cool :-)