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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  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • #SFSNYC: SMB DIY — Is Local Getting Closer to Solving the Self-Serve Conundrum?

    … of their clients individually is key to creating value for those clients. ReachLocal runs “unique campaigns tailored to clients,” said Sharon Rowlands, CEO of ReachLocal. She emphasized that SMBs want not only a product tailored to their needs but also a personalized service experience in the form of someone on the digital marketing side who can…

    Street Fightin Mobile- 16 readers -
  • 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…

    Street Fight- 23 readers -
  • 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…

    Street Fight- 18 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…

    Street Fight- 19 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- 25 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- 30 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- 62 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 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- 20 readers -
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