Go Daddy

Go Daddy is a privately held company that is primarily an internet domain registrar and web hosting company. Go Daddy filed for an IPO in 2006 and later canceled it due to "market uncertainties", but is preparing for IPO as of March 2014. In addition to domain registration and hosting Go Daddy also sells e-business related software and services. On June 24, 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported that private-equity firms KKR and Silver Lake Partners, along with a third investor, were nearing a deal to buy the company for between $2–2.5 billion.On July 1, 2011, Go Daddy confirmed that KKR, Silver Lake Partners, and Technology Crossover Ventures had closed the deal.
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  • Go Daddy Launches Cloud Solutions for SMBs

    … As more small businesses look to build and fortify their online presence, the work is piling up for web developers, designers, IT professionals, and others in the web tech space. In an effort to service and empower this workforce, Go Daddy on Monday announced the global release of two new products: Cloud Servers and Cloud Applications, both…

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  • Berkens flogs the lot to Go Daddy

    … to make a move that doesn’t require working 7 days a week, 365 days a year on the computer,” he wrote. He intends to continue his work with RightOfTheDot, the auction and premium sales company he founded with Monte Cahn, which is running a big auction at the NamesCon conference next month. He has also retained a portfolio of adult-themed domains…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • Bladel romps home in ICANN election re-run

    … and the Non-Contracted Parties House, which did not field a candidate. In the October vote, the NCPH had nominated academic Heather Forrest. Due to personal friction between commercial and non-commercial NCPH Council members, Bladel lost that election to “none of the above” by a single vote. Forrest has been elected vice-chair, along…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Domains pointing to social media tiny, but growing

    … The number of domain names registered via Go Daddy and pointing to social media profiles measures only in the “tens of thousands”, according to the company. The market leading registrar put out a press release earlier this week stating that “in the last 18 months, customers pointing a domain name to social media sites increased by 37 percent…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Social- 6 readers -
  • Reddit peppers Go Daddy boss with sexism questions

    … Go Daddy can’t seem to shake off the legacy of its long-running, sexually suggestive TV advertising. In a “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit earlier this week, CEO Blake Irving seemed to face more questions about sexism, women in technology and equal opportunities hiring than any other topic. He made about 70 posts during the session, at least…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • OpenTLD cybersquatting fight escalates

    … ICANN has accused OpenTLD, the registrar arm of Freenom, of cybersquatting famous brands even after it was threatened with suspension. The claims may be worrying for some registrars as ICANN may in fact be holding the registrar responsible for the actions of its proxy service customers. OpenTLD was suspended by ICANN in early July, after two…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • Go Daddy advertising privacy petition on Facebook

    … Go Daddy appears to be putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to arguments about domain privacy. The company is paying for “sponsored” posts on Facebook that promote the ongoing petition against proposed changes to Whois policy at ICANN. Clicking the ad takes you directly to the Save Domain Privacy petition, rather than a Go Daddy…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Social- 10 readers -
  • Freenom suspended for cybersquatting rival registrars

    … Freenom, the company behind .tk and other freebie ccTLDs, has had its ICANN registrar accreditation suspended for cybersquatting competing registrars including Go Daddy and Key-Systems. OpenTLD, its registrar business, has been told it cannot accept new registrations or inbound transfers from July 8 to October 6 or until it provides ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 27 readers -
  • Domain hijacking bug found in Go Daddy

    … reported it to Go Daddy (evidently with some difficulty) and blogged it up, with attack code samples, January 18. Go Daddy reportedly patched its site the following day. A CSRF vulnerability is where a web site fails to adequately validate data submitted via HTTP POST. Basically, in this case Go Daddy apparently wasn’t checking whether commands to edit…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • NamesCon 2015 bigger, longer and more popular

    … runs a couple of Chinese-script new gTLDs, has a strong presence at NamesCon too, sponsoring a day-long session on the Chinese domain market on the Sunday. Keynote speakers during the conference proper include Akram Atallah, president of ICANN’s Global Domains Division, as well as executives from Go Daddy, Donuts, Uniregistry and others. DI…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • Find New Customers ends 2014, ready to crank up 2015

    … with an oil leak, clouded headlights, scuffed body and windows, and a broken hood release. It also had New York plates and I had a New York drivers license, which were not a good fit for my new home in Florida. 3 Great 2014 Accomplishments by Find New Customers Partnered with Likeable Local, so we have a great product to offer in Florida to the massive…

    Jeff Ogden/ Fearless Competitor- 11 readers -
  • .love won by class action lawyers

    … to its application, .love will be positioned in the same space as .wed and .wedding: .LOVE’s target markets are broad enough to maintain a financially viable TLD and distinct enough that the .LOVE TLD will not become ‘just another .info’. A .LOVE TLD will provide a unique space on the Internet for information and services related to the idea…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
  • Forbes’ 50 Most Influential CMOs of 2014

    …. Khaled Elkhouly, Etisalat – /in/khaled-elkhouly 36. Lorraine Twohill, Google – /in/lorraine-twohill 37. Mark Hug, Prudential Financial – /in/mark-hug 38. Roel de Vries, Nissan – /in/roel-de-vries/ 39. Mike Wege, Hershey Company – in/mike-wege 40. Brian Smith, Lexus – /in/brian-smith 41. David Christopher, AT&T – /in/david-christopher 42…

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  • Which made more money — .website, .press or .host?

    … available. If we were to use Go Daddy’s base retail pricing as a proxy guide, .host was hypothetically the biggest money-spinner yesterday. At $129.99 a year, it would have made $101,132. Because .website only costs $14.99 at Go Daddy, it would have only made $95,037, even though it sold thousands more names. But Radix offered registrars what…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 1 readers -
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