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GoDaddy Acquires MediaTemple

GoDaddy has been on an acquisition spree this year, announcing a number of acquisitions in recent months. Today’s announcement is that they’ve acquired Media Temple. Media Temple are a relatively big hosting provider whose focus has always been on serving developers and designers. That GoDaddy should acquire the company while surprising is logical. Media Temple […]

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Blake Irving, Godaddy CEO

GoDaddy’s New CEO Is Blogging

GoDaddy’s new CEO, Blake Irving, has started blogging. It’s a bit of a tradition with GoDaddy’s CEOs to blog, though the company’s first CEO, Bob Parsons, was by far the most flamboyant to date. Irving’s predecessor, Warren Adelman, also blogs from time to time, but hasn’t posted anything since 2011. Blake Irving’s blog so far […]

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Christine Jones Running For Governor of Arizona

Former GoDaddy general counsel Christine Jones is getting into politics. Ms Jones announced over the weekend that she was planning on running for governor of Arizona, where both she and GoDaddy are based. While precise details of Jones’ campaign are not available as yet, they should be announced in the next few weeks. She’s got […]

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Bar Refaeli To Star In GoDaddy Ad

Bar Refaeli is to star in this year’s GoDaddy superbowl ad. The Israeli supermodel will star alongside longtime GoDaddy girl Danica Patrick in an ad entitled “Perfect Match” Refaeli was ranked number 1 in Maxim’s Hot 100 for 2012. She’s also behind the aptly named line of underwear under.me, which we mentioned recently. Full release […]

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Wired Think Verisign Competes With GoDaddy

Wired is one of the few publications that generally does a good job of reporting all things technical and internet related. However the magazine’s site last night ran an article reporting on the GoDaddy outage with the title: Amid Outage, GoDaddy Moves DNS to Competitor VeriSign On what planet do GoDaddy and Verisign compete? I […]

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GoDaddy Suffers Massive Outage

GoDaddy is the world’s largest registrar and hosting provider. Earlier this evening they suffered a massive outage which appears to be related primarily to their DNS. However it is unclear if that is the issue and it is also unclear as to what is the cause. At the moment pretty much every tech blog on […]

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GoDaddy Responds To Front Running Claims

Over the last week several bloggers have posted accusing GoDaddy of “front running”, which is a practice that was effectively blocked by ICANN several years ago. GoDaddy have responded and explained how people can confuse lack of originality (their chosen domain wasn’t really unique) with nefarious activity. Their post is short, sweet and to the […]

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Big News Chez GoDaddy

This evening has seen a couple of pretty big stories coming out of GoDaddy. First off GoDaddy CEO told reporters that the company was applying for 3 domain extensions (TLDs) including .godaddy (their .brand). He wouldn’t say what the other two strings were, but it’s safe to assume that they are more generic. The other […]

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