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Web Summit Acquire The .Com For Undisclosed Sum

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave announced via Facebook and Twitter that the company had acquired for an undisclosed sum. Apparently they’d been negotiating the acquisition for the last 5 years. The domain has been registered since November 2001, which is long before Web Summit’s first event was held in Dublin. The domain had switched […]

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Christine Jones Announces Congress Bid

Former GoDaddy General Counsel Christine Jones announced that she was running for Congress earlier today. Jones sent out an email to her supporters earlier today making the announcement as well as publishing her first campaign video: Jones will be seeking the Republican nomination for Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District. Here’s the email that she sent out […]

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GoDaddy Pulls Out Of SuperBowl

According to an article over on Market Watch GoDaddy will not be advertising during Super Bowl 50 next February. GoDaddy had been running ads during the Super Bowl for the last 10 years with several of its adverts attracting plenty of controversy. Some of the earlier ads they ran featured the GoDaddy girls, like this […]

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James Bladel Elected Chair GNSO

GoDaddy’s VP of Policy James Bladel has been elected as Chair of ICANN’s GNSO Council. The GNSO Council returned Bladel as Chair with a unanimous vote with the results being announced this morning. Last month the GNSO Council Chair elections concluded without the body being able to choose a new Chair. Mr Bladel has been with […]

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GoDaddy Dumps NASCAR From Marketing Mix

GoDaddy’s marketing has evolved over the last couple of years. In the process of the evolution we’ve seen them switch their messaging around quite a bit and try to dump their “old image”. A new casualty of this shift is NASCAR. For years the hosting and domain company was associated with the motor sport and […]

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GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving To Do Reddit AMA

GoDaddy’s CEO, Blake Irving, will be doing a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) this Thursday, April 24th. Irving’s AMA will start at 0930 PST, 1630 UTC or 1730 IST Reddit AMAs have featured pop stars, movie stars, porn stars and a wide variety of other celebrities and you can literally ask them anything you want. […]

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Christine Jones’ First TV Ad

Christine Jones, who was GoDaddy’s legal counsel, is running for governor of Arizona. Earlier today her campaign team published her first TV ad: The video, which is 30 seconds long, touches on a number of the points she’s campaigning on.  

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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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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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