This guy learned the hard way:
I admit, I use both gmail and godaddy: Gmail is a great spam filter and list archiver for its search, but I never link the address in any profile and alias it with my personal domain name.
And, I am ready to move all my 50+ domain regitrations off Godaddy as soon as I find a good alternative. My sites and most of the DNS is on my own servers, but registration is still a capitalist-dominated scam. Good service is something I am willing to pay for if I have to (like a good hotel room).