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

      One of the things I love most about the SMB software market is its evergreen nature. Unlike enterprise and, especially, consumer technology markets (anyone remember the hype of Pokemon Go?), small business technology markets tends to last a long time. A perfect illustration of this is the website builder market. Website builders have been around almost as long as the internet itself.

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    • Bladel quits as Council chair as GoDaddy ruled “ineligible” for election

      GNSO Chair James Bladel has resigned, after it emerged that GoDaddy, his employer, is not eligible for office under registrar rules. He will continue to occupy the post on an interim basis until either his term expires or a new election is held. Bladel was elected to represent the Registrars Stakeholder Group on the Council back in 2013 and was elected by the Council as chair in late 2015.

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

      Even though an entire industry has popped up around the use of evolving marketing technology to secure leads for consumer-facing brick-and-mortar businesses, Street Fight research shows “fewer than a quarter of local small businesses [use] mobile marketing regularly.” While industry regulars say digital marketing is a must-have for SMBs, many local companies continue to try t ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 24 readers -
  • 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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  • 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- 24 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…

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  • Social Media Image Dimension Guide for 2017

    … It seems every week that a social network is changing layouts and requiring new dimensions for their profile photos, the background canvas and images that are shared on the networks. Limitations for social images are a combination of dimension, image size – and even the amount of text that’s displayed within the image. I would caution against…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Social- 58 readers -
  • Go Daddy’s Merdinger named DNA chair

    … Go Daddy VP of domains Rich Merdinger has been appointed interim chair of the Domain Name Association, replacing Neustar’s Adrian Kinderis. In a blog post, Merdinger said the DNA will become more “vocal” under its new leadership and outlined three priorities for 2017 — awareness, adoption and access. He said the DNA will share ways businesses…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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- 13 readers -
  • GoDaddy spearheads Domain Connect spec

    … GoDaddy has published a new specification designed to make it easier for domain owners to quickly set up web sites using third-party site-building tools. Its new Domain Connect Initiative is tailored for customers who do not know how to configure a DNS record and do not care to learn,according to Charles Beadnall, senior VP of domains. While…

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  • Openings and New Hires at Zenreach, Rocketspace, TruMeasure

    … Openings and New Hires at Zenreach, Rocketspace, TruMeasure July 29, 2016 by Geoff Michener Leave a Comment Filed Under: Movers & Shakers Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. Please send him a message via LinkedIn if you’d like to share any job changes. (Plus, scroll…

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  • 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…

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