Godaddy

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.
Posts about Godaddy
    • GoDaddy Launches Simple Way to Scale Up E-Commerce Sites

      It’s probably safe to say few small business owners want to be bogged down trying to keep their e-commerce sites running. If they want to drive more revenue, they need to focus on meeting their customers’ needs — not testing HTML code. The trouble, however, is that growing an e-commerce business requires building up a website’s capabilities.

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    • Schilling expects GoDaddy to return after dumping Uniregistry gTLDs

      Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling has expressed his “surprise” that GoDaddy has decided to stop selling his company’s gTLDs, but said he expects the registrar to return in future. GoDaddy’s decision to stop new registrations and inbound transfers for Uniregistry’s portfolio of gTLDs came after the registry revealed price increases for 16 strings that ranged from nominal to over 3,000%.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • GoDaddy Super Bowl ad results “best ever”

    … GoDaddy said its Super Bowl commercial, which aired yesterday, resulted in its “best ever” Sunday for new customers. The company said in a press release it had seen its “its best-ever Sunday for attracting new customers in the books”. That doesn’t necessarily mean it sold more domains than its previous Super Bowl efforts, nor that it made…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • GoDaddy revenue tops $1.8 billion in 2016

    … Kevin Murphy, January 27, 2017, 12:46:59 (UTC), Domain Registrars GoDaddy today said that its revenue for 2016 topped $1.8 billion. In a preliminary disclosure to the markets ahead of its formal February 15 earnings announcement, the registrar said that annual revenue for 2016 is expected to come in at $1.84 billion. That compares to $1.6…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 25 readers -
  • Social Media Image Dimension Guide for 2017

    … to download Illustrator and Photoshop files from GoDaddy to create your optimized social images at the appropriate dimensions. Shortstack has also built the Ultimate Social Media Template Guide, a detailed 21 page PDF that thoroughly describes each and every image size used in social media! Social Site Profile Size Cover Size Share Size Twitter 400px x…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Social- 32 readers -
  • Go Daddy’s Merdinger named DNA chair

    …, Kinderis, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me saying, is one of the bluntest, mouthiest guys in the industry. That said, GoDaddy has name recognition and has proven to be a bit of a headline magnet over the last decade or so. It surely has a higher profile among would-be registrants — a big part of the DNA’s audience — than Neustar, which isn’t…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • GoDaddy will pay $1.79 billion for HEG in major Euro expansion

    … GoDaddy is to substantially increase the size of its European operation with the $1.79 billion acquisition of Host Europe Group. The market-leading registrar confirmed yesterday earlier reports that it was on track to buy HEG, which counts several big-name British and German registrars among its brands. The deal is worth €1.69 billion ($1.79…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • GoDaddy in talks to buy massive registrar Host Europe – report

    … GoDaddy is reportedly talking to Host Europe Group, one of Europe’s largest registrars, about an acquisition. Reuters today reported that the deal, should it go ahead, could be worth as much as $1.8 billion. GoDaddy has been favored over rival bids from United Internet (owner of United-Domains) and buyout firm Centerbridge, Reuters said…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • GoDaddy Beefs Up SMB Offerings With WordPress Websites

    … Websites are the foundation of any digital marketing program for small businesses, and yet nearly half of merchants (46%) still don’t have their own websites. Web hosting giant GoDaddy is looking to change that with the launch of a new program it describes as the easiest way for businesses to build their own WordPress sites. The offering which…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin Blogging- 12 readers -
  • GoDaddy spearheads Domain Connect spec

    … not involve domain registration or transfer it’s not really within ICANN’s policy wheelhouse, so the spec has instead been published via the IETF. It has already been embraced by leading rival registrars eNom, Name.com and United Domains, as well as toolmakers including Microsoft, Shopify and Wix. The announcement of Domain Connect was made a couple…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at Zenreach, Rocketspace, TruMeasure

    … director of corporate development and business development at GoDaddy. Before joining GoDaddy, Weiss was head of business development at Locu which was acquired by GoDaddy. TruMeasure Founder Moves on to Consultancy Founder and GM Charity Huff is exiting Tru Measure. As head of the company, she led the acquisition by McClatchy and managed the growth…

    Geoff Michener/ Street Fight- 11 readers -
  • GoDaddy gets its dot-brand

    … GoDaddy has become a new gTLD registry with the delegation yesterday of .godaddy. It’s a dot-brand, so domain name registrations will not be made available to the general public. In one of the shortest mission statements found in new gTLD applications, the company describes .godaddy like this: The mission or purpose of the .GODADDY gTLD…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • GoDaddy Warns Of Latest Phishing Scam

    … GoDaddy Warns Of Latest Phishing Scam June 24, 2016 by Meagan Freeman Leave a Comment If you have a domain registered through GoDaddy, the company wants you to be aware of a new scam circulating the web. The popular web domain company is warning customers of a new phishing email that targets owners of valuable domain names registered…

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  • New App From GoDaddy Wants to Help Entrepreneurs Brainstorm Business Ideas

    … found that many GoDaddy users were calling GoDaddy reps to ask for help not about a GoDaddy product, but for advice regarding an idea they had for a possible business action. “We felt there was an unmet need to help small businesses and entrepreneurs to get feedback on an idea and take to it reality,” said Reinsberg. GoDaddy users have been testing…

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