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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    • 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 uploading oversized images to social media sites.

      Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Social- 23 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- 11 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- 12 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- 12 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- 10 readers -
  • GoDaddy spearheads Domain Connect spec

    …. But using Domain Connect, instead they will be able to simply enter their domain name with Shopify and, after authenticating with their registrar (via OAUTH), their domain’s DNS will be automatically configured to point to their new site. This saves the customer’s time and GoDaddy’s money. Under the hood, it works using a series of templates, authored…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at Zenreach, Rocketspace, TruMeasure

    … down for jobs on offer now.) Changed jobs, or have one to list? Click here to send us tips! Former Goodzer CEO Advising Well-Funded Startup Mike Wilson has joined newly-out-of-stealth startup Zenreach as a senior strategic advisor. He will head strategic partnership efforts in the local marketing ecosystem for the startup which is making inroads…

    Geoff Michener/ Street Fight- 8 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- 15 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…

    The Blog Herald- 16 readers -
  • 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…

    Street Fight- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    The Blog Herald- 14 readers -
  • GoDaddy grows domain revs 10% in Q1

    …, up 9.9% on Q1 2015. Hosting-related services and business applications grew 14.4% and 47.4% respectively, to $160.4 million and $54.4 million. The company raised its revenue expectations for the year to a range of $1.83 billion to $1.845 billion. Tweet Tagged: earnings, godaddy …

    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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
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