(The Hosting News) – Following a previous expansion announced in February, Go Daddy has decided to do it again, unveiling on Tuesday the additional opening of its second office in the Bay Area city of Sunnyvale, California.

The top domain registrar has doubled its presence by 40 in the location since February.

The new employee presence will be at Moffett Towers – an office complex that is also home to office locations from the likes of Google, HP, Microsoft and Amazon.

“I haven’t met a developer yet who doesn’t want to change the world for the better with their work – and that’s what we’re doing for small businesses. We’re giving people simple, elegant products to harness the power of the Web in starting and growing their own ventures. GoDaddy is attracting incredible technical talent to help make our vision a reality and we’re making it easy by creating great workspaces where the talent lives. That means opening offices in places like the Bay Area and Seattle,” commented company CEO Blake Irving in a press release.

40 thousand square feet of is provided to workers and employee benefits include a full gym, an outdoor swimming pool, indoor basketball and more.

The move arrives after Go Daddy broke ground on its upcoming Global Technology Center in Temple, Arizona in May.

Go Daddy Plans Another Bay Area Expansion

 

(The Hosting News) – Following a previous expansion announced in February, Go Daddy has decided to do it again, unveiling on Tuesday the additional opening of its second office in the Bay Area city of Sunnyvale, California.

The top domain registrar has doubled its presence by 40 in the location since February.

The new employee presence will be at Moffett Towers – an office complex that is also home to office locations from the likes of Google, HP, Microsoft and Amazon.

“I haven’t met a developer yet who doesn’t want to change the world for the better with their work – and that’s what we’re doing for small businesses. We’re giving people simple, elegant products to harness the power of the Web in starting and growing their own ventures. GoDaddy is attracting incredible technical talent to help make our vision a reality and we’re making it easy by creating great workspaces where the talent lives. That means opening offices in places like the Bay Area and Seattle,” commented company CEO Blake Irving in a press release.

40 thousand square feet of is provided to workers and employee benefits include a full gym, an outdoor swimming pool, indoor basketball and more.

The move arrives after Go Daddy broke ground on its upcoming Global Technology Center in Temple, Arizona in May.

Source: Go Daddy Plans Another Bay Area Expansion

 

(The Hosting News) – The city of Los Angeles, California may be without an NFL team. It, however, may not be without its own TLD for much longer. According to a report from the LA Times on Saturday, top domain registrar Go Daddy is seeking to rebrand the “.LA” TLD as a suffix for Los Angeles-based websites.

To do so, the company is working on a marketing campaign – pushing the registration of .LA addresses for $39.99 per domain on a per-year basis.

“We are going to really be pushing and presenting out to the citizens of Los Angeles that they have a new domain extension that is really ripe for use in promoting their businesses in southern California,” explained Rich Merdinger, Go Daddy VP of domains, according to the report.

The .LA domain extension has been around for quite some time, initially becoming available in the 1990s as the ccTLD for the country of Laos. However, a recent partnership with CentralNic, operator of .LA, just recently allowed Go Daddy to add the extension to its offerings.

The move arrives amid the expansion of domain suffixes for the web – something being overseen by ICANN. Last year, the organization allowed interested parties to register new TLDs in a historic move. You can expect to see other city-based TLDs arrive as well.

Go Daddy Pushing .LA TLD for Los Angeles

 

(The Hosting News) – Nearly a year after a partnership buyout from private equity firms Silver Lake and KKR, an IPO for top domain registrar Go Daddy hasn’t been ruled out.

The news arrived as Go Daddy CEO Blake Irvin provided an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

“It’s not off the table. We’re growing at double digits [in terms of percentage] on the customer side, on revenue, on earnings, so the opportunity for us to have an IPO is quite good. The board is quite supportive of taking that direction, if that’s what we want to do,” Irving commented in the report.

A plan to go public was previously in the works around 2006. That, however, was nixed.

Irving, meanwhile, touched on some other intriguing areas including new TLDs approved via ICANN. “The new domains are going to be viewed as an opportunity to have a better presence on the Web. We’ll see a resurgence—not a gold rush, because that implies scarcity—but businesses will want to get names that matter to them, specific names,” Irvin told the Journal.

Other topics discussed included the company’s racy Super Bowl ads, globalization plans and even the CEO’s commute to work (Irving lives San Luis Obispo, California; Go Daddy is based in Scottsdale, Arizona).

Blake Irving was appointed to Go Daddy’s top spot back in December. Before arriving at the web host, he served a long career with Microsoft.

IPO in Go Daddy’s Future? CEO Gives a Hint

 

(The Hosting News) – Nearly a year after a partnership buyout from private equity firms Silver Lake and KKR, an IPO for top domain registrar Go Daddy hasn’t been ruled out.

The news arrived as Go Daddy CEO Blake Irvin provided an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

“It’s not off the table. We’re growing at double digits [in terms of percentage] on the customer side, on revenue, on earnings, so the opportunity for us to have an IPO is quite good. The board is quite supportive of taking that direction, if that’s what we want to do,” Irving commented in the report.

A plan to go public was previously in the works around 2006. That, however, was nixed.

Irving, meanwhile, touched on some other intriguing areas including new TLDs approved via ICANN. “The new domains are going to be viewed as an opportunity to have a better presence on the Web. We’ll see a resurgence—not a gold rush, because that implies scarcity—but businesses will want to get names that matter to them, specific names,” Irvin told the Journal.

Other topics discussed included the company’s racy Super Bowl ads, globalization plans and even the CEO’s commute to work (Irving lives San Luis Obispo, California; Go Daddy is based in Scottsdale, Arizona).

Blake Irving was appointed to Go Daddy’s top spot back in December. Before arriving at the web host, he served a long career with Microsoft.

Source: IPO in Go Daddy’s Future? CEO Gives a Hint

 

May 15, 2013 — In an email interview with the WHIR, Wagner discusses his recent appointment, how his brief stint as interim CEO will help him succeed in his new position, and his planned strategy for Go Daddy.

Keep on reading: Q&A: Go Daddy’s Scott Wagner Discusses New Dual Role

 

(The Hosting News) – Former Go Daddy interim CEO Scott Wagner has returned to the company in a big way. On Wednesday, the web host named him to the dual role of COO and CFO.

“It’s not often you see an operator of Scott’s caliber and experience elect to join the portfolio company he was ‘dropped in’ to assist,” noted current company CEO Blake Irving via press release.

Irving, meanwhile, went on to discuss what Wagner had contributed to the company, stating, “Scott really kick-started our transformation back in July. He’s helped to develop our strategy and mature our operations – and he shares our passion to change the world for small business. Scott’s decision to join us speaks to both the power of our opportunity at GoDaddy and our people. There’s no better sign of confidence than to join full-time. This absolutely accelerates the phenomenal momentum we’ve created together.”

The news follows Go Daddy’s announcement just earlier this week that the company would be expanding its presence via a new center in Tempe, Arizona.

Source: Go Daddy Adds Scott Wagner as COO/CFO

 

(The Hosting News) – Former Go Daddy interim CEO Scott Wagner has returned to the company in a big way. On Wednesday, the web host named him to the dual role of COO and CFO.

“It’s not often you see an operator of Scott’s caliber and experience elect to join the portfolio company he was ‘dropped in’ to assist,” noted current company CEO Blake Irving via press release.

Irving, meanwhile, went on to discuss what Wagner had contributed to the company, stating, “Scott really kick-started our transformation back in July. He’s helped to develop our strategy and mature our operations – and he shares our passion to change the world for small business. Scott’s decision to join us speaks to both the power of our opportunity at GoDaddy and our people. There’s no better sign of confidence than to join full-time. This absolutely accelerates the phenomenal momentum we’ve created together.”

The news follows Go Daddy’s announcement just earlier this week that the company would be expanding its presence via a new center in Tempe, Arizona.

Source: Go Daddy Adds Scott Wagner as COO/CFO

 

(The Hosting News) – Web host Go Daddy broke ground on its latest location in Temple, Arizona Tuesday in an event that drew attendance from state Governor Jan Brewer.

The 150 thousand square foot facility is expected to employ 1,300 people – something that could provide a significant boost to Arizona’s job market. Up to 300 new jobs could be created.

“GoDaddy is changing people’s lives by helping people turn their dreams and ideas into real businesses – and this new facility is a key piece to making that happen. This location in the heart of the ASU Research Park is a sweet spot; it’s in the hub of the state’s technology corridor and gives us the space we need for the years ahead,” stated company CEO Blake Irving in a press release.

Meanwhile, Governor Brewer referred to the web host as a “true success story.”

The move is a natural fit. Go Daddy is based in Scottsdale, Arizona – just around 15 minutes away from the site that will provide for customer care, developers and engineers.

Go Daddy is commonly considered the world’s largest domain registrar, accounting for over 50 million web addresses.

Go Daddy Begins Expansion Work in Arizona

 

(The Hosting News) – Web host Go Daddy broke ground on its latest data center in Temple, Arizona Tuesday in an event that drew attendance from state Governor Jan Brewer.

The 150 thousand square foot facility is expected to employ 1,300 people – something that could provide a significant boost to Arizona’s job market. Up to 300 new jobs could be created.

“GoDaddy is changing people’s lives by helping people turn their dreams and ideas into real businesses – and this new facility is a key piece to making that happen. This location in the heart of the ASU Research Park is a sweet spot; it’s in the hub of the state’s technology corridor and gives us the space we need for the years ahead,” stated company CEO Blake Irving in a press release.

Meanwhile, Governor Brewer referred to the web host as a “true success story.”

The move is a natural fit. Go Daddy is based in Scottsdale, Arizona – just around 15 minutes away from the data center site.

Go Daddy is commonly considered the world’s largest domain registrar, accounting for over 50 million web addresses.

Source: Go Daddy Begins Work on Arizona Data Center

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