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…

    Street Fightin SEO- 15 readers -
  • 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

    … Go Daddy VP of policy James Bladel has been elected chair of ICANN’s Generic Names Supporting Organization Council. The result came a month after the GNSO Council embarrassingly failed to elect a chair to replace outgoing Jonathan Robinson. This time Bladel ran unopposed, securing the unanimous support of both his own Contracted Parties House…

    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- 8 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

    …, backed by NameCheap and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, seems to be responsible for most of the comments filed to date. Not that it’s especially relevant today, but NameCheap and Go Daddy were on opposing sides of the Stop Online Piracy Act debate — a linked controversy — a few years back. Related posts: Council of Europe has Whois privacy concerns too Namecheap poaches 20,000 domains from Go Daddy Go Daddy offers Whois privacy for .co domains …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Social- 16 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- 28 readers -
  • Domain hijacking bug found in Go Daddy

    … Go Daddy has rushed out a fix to a security bug in its web site that could have allowed attackers to steal valuable domain names. Security engineer Dylan Saccomanni found several “cross site request forgery” holes January 17, which he said could be used to “edit nameservers, change auto-renew settings and edit the zone file entirely”. He…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • NamesCon 2015 bigger, longer and more popular

    …, January 14, a day longer than the year-ago event. NamesCon is a bit of a strange beast, catering heavily to domainers but with also a strong series of sessions aimed at digital brand managers and the intellectual property side of the industry. Where else could you see sessions called “Workshop: I’m Getting Sued – What Do I Do Now?” and “Making…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Find New Customers ends 2014, ready to crank up 2015

    … of mine. My new Lenovo Yoga 2 was at Best Buy getting Outlook 2013 working (I called Go Daddy Support and found the answer) and I finally gave up on Best Buy and fixed it myself in five minutes. Sorry, Best Buy. My brother told me “If you know the answer, why did you give it to Best Buy?” He was right and Outlook 2013 works just fine now. My car…

    Jeff Ogden/ Fearless Competitor- 20 readers -
  • .love won by class action lawyers

    … of love, engagements, marriage, and family. It will allow anyone to register a domain name and post information about products and services related to the idea of love, an engagement, a marriage, or family. It is anticipated to be an open, unrestricted gTLD running on a CentralNic back-end. Related posts: .love dies as applicants pull five more new gTLD bids SnapNames settles shill-bidder class action Go Daddy employee class action dismissed …

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

    … – @keithweed 27. Dorothy Dowling, Best Western – 28. Ola Kallenius, Mercedes-Benz – 29. Dana Anderson, Mondelez – /in/dana-anderson 30. Ariel Kelman, Amazon – @akelman 31. Michael Zuna, Aflac - @mzuna 32. Jeannine Haas, Avis Budget Group – @jninehaas 33. Karen Quintos, Dell – @karendellcmo 34. Ken Chaplin, Trans Union – /in/kenchaplin 35…

    Lee Odden/ TopRank®in Social Google Facebook Twitter YouTube- 25 readers -
  • Which made more money — .website, .press or .host?

    … clearly more demand for .website names right now. But which made the most money? That’s actually a lot harder to figure out. To make those calculations accurately, you’d need to know a) Radix’s base registry fee, b) the promotional discounts it applied for the launch c) which premium names sold and d) for how much. None of that information is publicly…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 2 readers -
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