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Blake Irving, Godaddy CEO

GoDaddy CEO to Retire in December

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving is to retire at the end of the year. Irving, who is 58, will continue to be a member of the GoDaddy board until June 2018. Yep, after 35 years of late nights and long travel in #tech it’s time to focus on the @GoDaddy board and new adventures w/ my […]

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Blake Irving, Godaddy CEO

GoDaddy CEO Speaks About DailyStormer

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving has spoken to the media about DailyStormer and GoDaddy’s position with respect to domains and sites they provide services to. While the interview focussed on the Daily Stormer, Blake Irving also spoke about GoDaddy’s approach to dealing with content. The company has a large team that are tasked with reviewing complaints […]

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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 websummit.com 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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