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

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

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 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

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

GoDaddy's brutal honesty wins the hearts of small biz owners

Moving away from its girls in tight t-shirts and its sex-sells attitude, GoDaddy is continuing to shift its strategy to campaigns that feature strong women in small businesses who are typically outshone by the market’s top dogs. In an effort to help small businesses across the world grow and become successful, GoDaddy rebranded itself in 2013 under … Read more

GoDaddy + Microsoft team up to help small businesses Get Online for $1

What can you really buy for a buck these days? A lottery ticket, something from the dollar menu at McDonald’s or a bottle of water at a high school football game. But what if you could build your business online for $1? Today, two technology giants, GoDaddy and Microsoft, announced their latest creation, Get Online … Read more

GoDaddy's global expansion adds 21 markets and 14 new languages

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, is pleased to announce their international expansion is gaining traction and they have added 21 new markets and offering products and support in 14 new languages. Just two years ago, GoDaddy’s expansion plans were limited to North America (U.S. and Canada), and now GoDaddy is … Read more

GoDaddy exploring IPO: WSJ

In a report by the Wall Street Journal, GoDaddy is gearing up for IPO. The report indicated that the company is set to interview underwriters in the coming weeks. GoDaddy, the world’s top platform for small businesses, had made a significant shift in their messaging from the “sex sells” mantra and GoDaddy girl, to their … Read more

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving opposes SB1062 – tweets it's "wrongheaded"

CEO GoDaddy Blake Irving released an official statement strongly opposing SB1062; and if that wasn’t enough, tweeted from his personal account just how wrong it is. GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain name Web hosting and new SSL certificate provider and a strong business leader headquartered in Arizona. They employ over 4,000 people and serve … Read more

GoDaddy hires industry veteran Arne Josefsberg as new CIO

GoDaddy, the Web’s largest platform for small businesses, has hired technology industry veteran Arne Josefsberg as its new Executive Vice President, Chief Infrastructure Officer and Chief Information Officer. Josefsberg brings extensive expertise in building scalable cloud computing environments, data centers, large scale operations and information technology systems, and will oversee GoDaddy’s global cloud infrastructure and … Read more

GoDaddy opens 14 new domain name extensions for small businesses

GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar, is offering 14 new domain name extensions for pre-registration as part of the new program to expand the Internet landscape. The new domain name extensions increase the inventory of available website addresses, giving users more opportunity to register memorable and relevant domain names. Watch our exclusive interview with … Read more

CEO GoDaddy Blake Irving talks AZ startup scene – video

In my interview with CEO of GoDaddy Blake Irving, we discuss why Arizona is a “favorable place” for startups as well as the challenges they may face in comparison to other tech cities. Blake Irving has more to say about building GoDaddy and helping small businesses thrive, watch my interview series with him at AZ … Read more

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving talks about his quest to help small businesses – video

“Hell-bent” on helping small businesses, CEO Blake Irving shares some insight about the new vibe at GoDaddy with their “It’s Go Time” motto and the new website, as well as his goals for the company, the Arizona expansion and how he pushes himself as the new CEO. Watch for part 2 of our interview series … Read more

Scottsdale’s GoDaddy.com Reaffirms Company Vision And Announces New CEO: Blake Irving

The outrageous success of GoDaddy (over 10 million users, and over 50 million domain registrations) hasn’t come without the ups, downs, product changes, pivots, controversial media attention, attacks, major site outages, and leadership changes. Most recently, GoDaddy announced on Tuesday of this week that Blake Irving, the former Microsoft and Yahoo! executive will be assuming … Read more