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- 13 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- 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- 11 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

    … 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- 7 readers -
  • NamesCon 2015 bigger, longer and more popular

    … the roughly 525 registered a week before the 2014 event. Some are expecting the final turnout to top 800. Registrations were boosted as 2014 came to a close by the announcement that NamesCon had acquired the rights to use the longstanding DomainFest brand and domain to promote its own show. The show is due to run from Sunday, January 11 to Wednesday…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 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- 13 readers -
  • .love won by class action lawyers

    … It appears that the contested new gTLD .love has been won by the law firm Merchant Law Group, after an auction. Minds + Machines, Richemont, Google and Donuts have all officially withdrawn their competing applications. I gather that withdrawals from Uniregistry and Famous Four Media are on their way. .love would be MLG’s first successful new…

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

    …. Social media is a great way for CMOs to show their “people” skills and their digital savvy in today’s world of all digital, all the time. I was happy to see Karen Quintos of Dell appearing on the list as Dell is one of our clients. In fact, Technology company CMOs (ex: Apple, Google, Dell, EMC, Cisco, Go Daddy) fared the best in this research…

    Lee Odden/ TopRank®in Social Google Facebook Twitter YouTube- 19 readers -
  • Which made more money — .website, .press or .host?

    … Radix Registry launched its first three new gTLDs yesterday, and the first day’s numbers make an interesting case study in how difficult it can be to judge the health of a TLD. Based on zone file numbers, .website was the clear winner. It had 6,340 names in its zone at the end of the day, compared to .host’s 778 and .press’s 801. There’s…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 1 readers -
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