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Website: www.godaddy.com
Founder: Bob Parsons
Founded: 1997
Wikipedia: wikipedia.org/wiki/GoDaddy
NYSE: GDDY

What is GoDaddy? – History of GoDaddy

GoDaddy is one of the most popular internet domain registrar and web hosting company, headquartered in Arizona and incorporated in Delaware. In March of 2019. the company announced that it has more than 18 million customers and over 9,000 employees around the globe. GoDaddy also announced a $2.98 billion revenue in 2019. In September of 2019, Aman Bhutani replaced the former CEO Scott W. Wagner.

Bob Parsons has founded Jomax Technologies which became GoDaddy in 1997 in Baltimore, Maryland. Before launching Jomax, Parsons sold his company, Parsons Technology, financial software services provider for $65 million in 1994. In 1999, the Jomax team decided to rebrand the company as GoDaddy. One year later the company became ICANN accredited. After launching its SSL certificate offering in 2004, the company became the largest ICANN-accredited registrar on the Internet in April of 2005. During the next years, the company achieved rapid growth and in 2009, GoDaddy reached 1 million international customers.  In 2012, GoDaddy achieved 10 million customers and launched its first localized market outside the U.S. in India. In 2013, once again GoDaddy is reported as the largest ICANN accredited registrar in the world, with a size of four times the second competitor. In March of 2018, GoDaddy started migrating the majority of its infrastructure Amazon Web Services as a part of a long-term plan.

After 2012, the company completed many acquisitions to strengthen its position. Some of its most notable acquisitions are, domain marketplace Afternic, domain parking service SmartName, business name generator NameFind, web hosting service provider Media Temple, smart calendar service Canary, email marketing service Mad Mimi, VoIP phone systems provider FreedomVoice, ManageWP, Sucuri, Plasso, Cognate, Sellbrite, and Over.


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