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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    • GoDaddy renewal revamp “unrelated” to domainer auction outrage

      GoDaddy has made some big changes to how it handles expired domain names, but denied the changes are related to domainer outrage today about “fake” auctions. The market-leading registrar today said that it has reduced the period post-expiration during which registrants can recover their names from 42 days to 30.

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  • Best GoDaddy Alternative For 2017 – NameHero vs. GoDaddy

    … Whenever I ask someone who they use for web hosting and domain registration, nine times out of ten they say GoDaddy. Why? For the last twenty years GoDaddy has been spending millions of dollars each year on advertising and has become the “go to” brand for both domain registration and web hosting. Nearly $1 Billion […] The post Best GoDaddy Alternative For 2017 – NameHero vs. GoDaddy appeared first on Startup Hero. …

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  • GoDaddy’s reason for dumping Uniregistry doesn’t make a lot of sense

    … decided to stop offering new Uniregistry domain names for sale because their pricing changes caused frustration and uncertainty with our customers. But the way GoDaddy has gone about this looks like it is set to provide anything other than a great product experience. For starters, existing registrants of Uniregistry names will find their registrations…

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  • GoDaddy CEO to retire at 58

    … GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving tonight announced his retirement from the company. Irving, 58, said he will leave the corner office at the end of 2017, and will stick around on its board of directors until June next year. He will be replaced by current chief operating officer Scott Wagner, who joined the registrar in 2013 from KKR, one of the three…

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  • GoDaddy kicks out neo-Nazi site after dead protester post

    … GoDaddy has given neo-Nazi web site The Daily Stormer a day to GTFO after it posted an article viciously attacking the victim of racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. In multiple tweets, the company said this morning that it had given the site’s owners 24 hours to move to a new registrar. We informed The Daily Stormer…

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  • GoDaddy domains business grows 15% in Q2

    … GoDaddy saw its revenue from domain name sales increase by almost 15% in the second quarter, the company announced this week. Its domains revenue was $263.3 million, up 14.6% on the same quarter last year. That was part of an overall growth trend at the company, which saw revenue for the quarter up 22.3% at $557.8 million. Revenue growth…

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  • Street Fight Daily: Facebook Aims to Placate Publishers, AdTech Consolidation Continues

    … (VentureBeat) The Venture Reality Fund released its augmented reality landscape for the second quarter, and the research shows that 150 companies are focused on a wide range of AR technologies. GoDaddy Sells PlusServer for $456 Million, Kills Off Its AWS-Style Cloud Services (TechCrunch) As web hosting and domain registration business GoDaddy prepares to report its quarterly results in a couple of weeks, the company is making some moves to reorganize its business. Get Street Fight Daily in your inbox! Subscribe to our newsletter. …

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  • GoDaddy flips hosting business for $456 million

    … GoDaddy has sold off its recently acquired PlusServer business for €397 million ($456 million). The buyer is a private equity firm, BC Partners. The registrar had taken control of the business when it spent $1.79 billion on Host Europe Group earlier this year, but had said from the start that the asset was for sale. PlusServer sells hosting…

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  • GoDaddy launches security service after Securi acquisition

    … GoDaddy has revealed the first fruits of its March acquisition of web security service provider Securi. It’s GoDaddy Website Security, what appears to be a budget version of the services Securi already offers on a standalone basis. For $6.99 per month, the service monitors your web site for malware and removes it upon request. It also keeps…

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  • #SFSNYC: SMB DIY — Is Local Getting Closer to Solving the Self-Serve Conundrum?

    … discuss the problems and needs particular to their businesses. “There’s no such thing as a small business when trying to reach a small business,” said Steven Aldrich, CPO of GoDaddy. “It’s a person.” Accordingly, digital marketers hoping to work with small businesses “need to love the idea that you’re going to spend time talking to each person…

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  • Are Website Builders the Next Big Growth Market in Local?

    … viewed from a mobile phone. Moreover, today’s customer expects to be able to validate merchants through online reviews before she ever steps foot into your store or business. There is a new breed of website builders, companies like Squarespace, Weebly and Wix, that have recognized this change in the market and are poised to win massive market share…

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  • GoDaddy Balances Tech and Self-Service in a Fragmented Marketplace

    … Putting tools for creating websites in front of local businesses does not always mean they will jump to attempt web design for themselves. Whether it is to produce a true e-commerce channel or digital marketing to reach local customers, business owners scarcely have time to figure out how to get started. Providers such as GoDaddy help these…

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  • GoDaddy Launches Simple Way to Scale Up E-Commerce Sites

    …. To address this issue, GoDaddy today is releasing a new Web hosting product that the company says makes it easier for anyone, regardless of their technical proficiency, to run high-traffic, e-commerce sites. It is also a way for small businesses to gain access to more management and security options for their websites while sticking to a budget…

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