30 Million Domains for Go Daddy
July 2nd, 2008 By: Rich Miller
Go Daddy said this week that it is now managing more than 30 million domains, the latest reminder that the domain registrar has assembled one of the largest business platforms on the Internet. “Go Daddy’s market share of new domain registrations is now more than 45 percent worldwide,” Go Daddy chairman and CEO Bob Parsons said in a video blog.
It’s surprising to me that Go Daddy’s name hasn’t come up in the speculation about potential acquisitions and partnerships prompted by the Microsoft-Yahoo talks. Many Americans know Go Daddy primarily for its edgy, bazoom-filled Super Bowl commercials. But the company’s domain registry business is a powerful engine for acquiring customers for hosting and other Internet services. Go Daddy is aggressive