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 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…

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  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 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…

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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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  • 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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  • GoDaddy Company Now Hosts New Enterprise-Level Plans

    … GoDaddy Company Now Hosts New Enterprise-Level Plans May 18, 2016 by Meagan Freeman Leave a Comment Media Temple, the company that owns GoDaddy has announced that they are now offering new enterprise-level WordPress hosting plans. On its official website, GoDaddy’s parent company explained its new business concept with two new plans…

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  • GoDaddy grows domain revs 10% in Q1

    … GoDaddy reported its first quarter numbers last night, which including an almost 10% increase in revenue from domain names. The market-leading registrar reported a net loss of $18.3 million, smaller than the $43.4 million a year ago, on total revenue of $433.7 million, up 15.3%. It broke out its revenue from domain names as $218.9 million…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • Former GoDaddy VP apes Trump in Congressional bid

    … Former GoDaddy general counsel and apparent glutton for punishment Christine Jones is to run for political office for a second time. She’s looking for the Republican nomination in Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, she said in an email circular yesterday. In a video announcing the candidacy, it seems pretty clear she’s taking a leaf out…

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  • Openings and New Hires at GoDaddy, Revel Systems, Gatehouse Media

    … Openings and New Hires at GoDaddy, Revel Systems, Gatehouse Media January 15, 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…

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  • GoDaddy launches mobile app for investors

    … GoDaddy has launched a new mobile device app specifically for domain investors. GoDaddy Investor, as it is called, will enable domainers to monitor watch-lists of expiring domains, as well as bid in and track auctions, the company said. Authentication is handled via a special PIN system or, on iOS, Apple’s TouchID. “We worked closely with our…

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