GoDaddy sits on sideline for Super Bowl 50

So long Super Bowl 50, there will be no pumped up Danika Patrick, Jean Claude Van Dam doing the splits in mid-air or a supermodel making out with a geek. GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar, will put their game day commercials on the sidelines- the first time since 2005, according to AdAge. Elizabeth Driscoll Vice President, … Read more

Finding your secret sauce to success with Betsy Rafael – GoDaddy Women in Tech series

“Everyone’s journey is different. Everyone’s skill set is different. Everyone’s secret sauce to success is different,” Betsy Rafael, GoDaddy Board Member and former Chief Accounting Officer Apple said at the GoDaddy Women in Tech speaker series. Rafeal shared her inspiring recipe about discovering your secret sauce through leadership, collaboration and mentoring.   While not everyone might … Read more

SiteLock develops security WordPress plugin for GoDaddy customers

Small businesses to personal bloggers and everyone inbetween who uses GoDaddy will now have more convenient access to analyzing their site’s security. Website security solutions company SiteLock and GoDaddy have partnered to introduce a new WordPress plugin with their security services for customers. “We’ve [partnered] with SiteLock for a year and a half now and have been … Read more

CEO GoDaddy gets props from Grace Hopper '15 goers

Last year at the Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Phoenix the “Male Allies” panel consisting of execs from Facebook, GoDaddy, Google and Intuit was less than well received. It got so bad that the audience started heckling the speakers and Twitter blew up from attendees criticizing how these men … Read more

GoDaddy prevails in Hollywood lawsuit

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, won a cybersquatting feud that started in 2010 brought on by the Academy of Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as first reported by Jonathan Stempel of Reuters The Academy accused GoDaddy of bad faith by allowing customers who purchased domains with AMPAS trademarked names such … Read more

GoDaddy acquired public cloud customer base of Apptix for $22.5M

Apptix, a business communication and security solution for mid-market and enterprise customers, cashed a $22.5 million check from GoDaddy for the purchase of their direct public and multi-tenant cloud customer base. Chris Damvakaris, VP of Sales and Business Development, said that Apptix is moving away from email services and was looking for a longer term solution … Read more

GoDaddy's Online Store becomes more secure and Shippo savvy

Today, GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced more than a dozen new features added to their online store offerings and streamlined the process for small businesses to complete transactions and deliver products to customers more efficiently. As part of their initiative to help small businesses get known, the company acquired … Read more

.WTF? GoDaddy releases quirky domain gTLDs

Gone are the days of .com’s monopoly over domain name extensions. Now, there are hundreds available for purchase including extensions like .club, .news, and even .wtf. “At GoDaddy we have over 310 [domain extensions] launched so its been a busy year for everyone here,” GoDaddy senior director of product marketing Theresa Geraghty said. “The customers … Read more

CODE, a quest for an inclusive society – interview director Robin Hauser Reynolds & CEO GoDaddy Blake Irving

One could feel the pulsating energy and sense of empowerment fill the room during the prescreening of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at the GoDaddy campus. CEO GoDaddy and executive producer of CODE, Blake Irving, hosted the film for his employees followed by a panel discussion with director Robin Hauser Reynolds. Inspired by … Read more

GoDaddy reports strong Q1

GoDaddy, the world’s leading technology provider for small businesses, today reported a strong Q1 for 2015. An increase in revenue and growth in their customer base has led to promising financial results. Q1 ended March 31, one day before the #ItsGoTime company went IPO. Related: It’s Go IPO Time – GoDaddy stock up 31% from … Read more

GoDaddy launches one-stop-shop for website developers

For professional website developers and designers, managing your customer’s website just got easier. GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small business, today announced two new products, GoDaddy WebPro and four new full-featured plans for Managed WordPress hosting. GoDaddy SVP and GM of Hosting and Security, Jeff King said, “We think about half of small … Read more

Anita Borg Institute ranks GoDaddy as top company for women in tech

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, announced the Top Companies for Women Technologists Leadership Index and Arizona’s own GoDaddy was listed amongst the likes of Rackspace Hosting and Salesforce. BNY Mellon took home the overall win. ABI evaluated 35 technology companies, 435,000 technical employees and … Read more

It's Go IPO Time – GoDaddy stock up 31% from opening price

This isn’t an April Fool Joke, GoDaddy finally announced its IPO on the New York Stock exchange and within hours the stock rose 31 percent. Under the ticker symbol “GDDY”, GoDaddy’s class A common stock launched to the public at a quoted $20 dollars a share, fluctuated throughout the day between $25.49 and $26.84, and … Read more

GoDaddy files new IPO papers

GoDaddy, a leading small business solutions provider, is getting closer to an initial public offering (IPO) this week with plans to price shares at $17 to $19 and plans to offer 22 million shares in all. The website host and Internet domain registrar aims to raise as much as $418 million with the planned IPO. … Read more

GoDaddy appoints new chief customer officer and chief marketing officer

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small business, announced the addition of a new position Chief Customer Officer (CCO) with the responsibility to align the company’s products, services and engagement models with strategy needs and values of GoDaddy’s customer base, and the appointment to CCO and Chief Marketing Officer. Barb Rechterman, formerly the CMO, is switching … Read more

GoDaddy names new SVP of Digital Identity

Industry veteran Lauren Antonoff was named the new Senior Vice President (SVP) of Digital Identity at GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses. Antonoff, a highly respected software industry veteran, will help to bolster GoDaddy’s efforts to building easy-to-use software that helps people get their best work done. “The best software companies … Read more

GoDaddy launches affordable e-commerce in a box for small businesses

Small business owners who think they have to pay thousands to build out an e-commerce site will find some relief in their pocket book. GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider to small businesses, released their new product GoDaddy Online Store, an all-inclusive e-commerce solution that will help owners, tech savvy or not, build their website … Read more

I never got the memo I wasn't supposed to be an engineer – Elissa Murphy, CTO, GoDaddy – video

Not every little girl grows up next to NASA, starts coding in 4th grade, falls in love with technology and ends up being the CTO of a billion dollar company. However, that was the pathway for Elissa Murphy, CTO of GoDaddy. In my interview, Murphy shares that she fell in love with computers at a … Read more

Pedal karts, volleyball, a slide and 5 pillars – GoDaddy opens new Global Tech Center

Pedal karts, fitness gym, indoor climbing wall, sand volleyball courts, gaming, Zen room, on-site chefs and a two-story slide-just some of the perks these GoDaddy employees will have at their new Global Technology Center that opened today in the Tempe ASU Research Park. CEO GoDaddy, Blake Irving, summed up his sentiments about the opening of the 15,000 square-foot … Read more