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Takeaways from GoDaddy’s Investor Day

Fewer business segments and high-level aftermarket data. GoDaddy held an investor day last Friday following its earnings announcement on Thursday. The full presentation is here (pdf). Here are some notable things for domain industry observers. GoDaddy will now report just two business segments GoDaddy previously had three business segments for reporting: Hosting & Presence, Business […]

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GoDaddy reports strong 2021, but expects slower 2022 growth

GoDaddy capped off 2021 with a strong Q4 but tempers expectations for this year. GoDaddy released Q4 and full-year 2021 financials yesterday. For the year, revenue increased 15% to $3.82 billion. The company ended the year strong with a 17% year-over-year revenue increase in Q4. The domains business was particularly strong in Q4, reporting 24% […]

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GoDaddy files new patent for “recommending domains from free text”

Patent describes a way to suggest domains based on user-supplied text. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) has filed a patent application (pdf) for Recommending Domains from Free Text. The company filed a similar application in 2018 but abandoned it. The new application is a continuation of that application. The basic idea is that a system can suggest […]

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Afternic may give more insight into leads

Uniregistry platform is showing when a lead comes in from Afternic. One of the nice things about Afternic is that its brokers take care of all inquiries for you. You don’t have to bother with confused inquirers and people who won’t pay anywhere close to your price. You only hear from its brokers when a […]

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GoDaddy earnings: 1 million net new customers this year, COO Andrew Low Ah Kee leaving

Customer base and revenue continues to climb as business quickly transition online. Domain name and web presence company GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) announced earnings after the market closed today. The company said it has added over one million net paying customers in the first three quarters of 2020. That’s the biggest nine-month increase in net paying […]

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It’s in: the latest list of which registrars are top in .Com

  ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers July 2020. For the second month in a row, Chinese domain name registrar Xin Net has hemorrhaged domains. I suspect some Chinese domain investors are letting their subpar domains go. Here’s how registrars did in […]

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Latest .com rankings report

How domain name registrars fared in the most recent monthly data report. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers February 2020. Namecheap had the second most new .com registrations during the month. It’s funny to think that it used to be a reseller […]

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GoDaddy gets two more patents

Patents cover domain availability lookups and DNS templates. GoDaddy has added two new patents to its collection. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents to the company today. Patent #10,659,424 (pdf) – Determining status of domain name registration. The idea behind this patent is to determine if a domain name is available for […]

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GoDaddy hosting accounts hacked

Unauthorized access happened in October last year and impacted SSH logins only. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) has informed some of its webhosting customers that their accounts were breached last year. The company submitted the breach notice (pdf) to the State of California on Sunday. The incident happened in October 2019. In a letter to affected customers, […]

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GoDaddy earnings send stock up after hours

Domain name and web presence powerhouse beat expectations in Q4. GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) reported Q4 2019 earnings this afternoon that pleased Wall Street. Shares were up over 5% in after-hours trading. The company reported $780.4 revenue for the quarter, up 12.2% from the same quarter of 2018. Revenue for the year was $2.9881 billion, up […]

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