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Profile: GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N)

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GoDaddy Inc., incorporated on May 28, 2014, is a technology provider to small businesses, Web design professionals and individuals. The Company delivers cloud-based products and personalized customer care. The Company operates a domain marketplace, where its customers can find the digital real estate that matches their idea. It provides Website building, hosting and security tools to help customers construct and protect online presence. It provides applications that enable connecting to customers and managing businesses. The Company provides search, discovery and recommendation tools, as well as a selection of domain name for ventures. The Company provides productivity tools, such as domain-specific e-mail, online storage, invoicing, bookkeeping and payment solutions to run ventures, as well as marketing products. The Company's subsidiaries include Desert Newco, LLC and GD Subsidiary Inc.

The Company's products, including GoCentral enable to build a Website or online store for both desktop and mobile. The Company's products are powered by a cloud platform and enable its customers to get found online by extending their Website and its content to where they need to be, from search engine results to social media, to vertical marketplaces. For Web designers, developers and customers, the Company provides hosting and security products that can be used with a range of open source design tools. Using its Website or mobile application, the Company offers customers the ability to search for and register available domain names, or primary registrations, with the relevant registry. Domain name add-ons are features a customer can add to a domain name registration. Its domain name privacy product allows its customers to register a domain name on an unlisted basis. The Company operates domain aftermarket, which processes aftermarket, or secondary, domain name sales.

The Company offers a range of hosting and presence products enabling its customers to create and manage their digital identity, or in the case of Web Pros, the digital identities of their end-customers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company hosted approximately 10 million Websites. The Company's primary hosting products are shared Website hosting, Website hosting on virtual dedicated servers and dedicated servers, managed hosting, security and cloud services and cloud applications. It operates, maintains and supports shared Website hosting in its owned and operated data center and its leased co-located data center facilities using either Linux or Windows operating systems. It also bundles its hosting plans with a range of applications and products, such as Web analytics and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates. Its virtual private server offering provides customers with a single virtual machine running on a single bare metal server that is running multiple other virtual machines for other customers. It installs and maintains a range of Web applications, such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento and Gallery on behalf of its customers upon request. It offers a range of managed hosting plans to its customers' needs as well as its Expert Hands offering, which provides additional custom support services at an hourly rate.

The Company's security products include SSL certificates, malware scanners and malware removal. The Company's SSL certificate offerings include multiple domain SSLs and wildcard SSL certificates. It also offers code signing certificates designed to prove the identity of software authors and validate that the software has not been tampered with since its original distribution. Its Website Builder is an online tool enabling customers, irrespective of their technical skills, to build elegant Websites. The Company offers a range of plans, with pricing dependent on the number of available design styles and desired business and marketing features. Its designs cover a range of categories with professionally written content for small businesses, organizations, families, athletic teams, weddings, reunions and other interest groups. Once built, Websites can be connected to social profiles, such as Facebook and Twitter, and optimized for search engines. Its customers are also able to receive a mobile-optimized version of their Website through Website Builder.

The Company's online store product allows customers to create their own Website with an integrated online store optimized for mobile shopping, which allows customers to showcase products, manage inventory and shipping and securely accept payments through credit card, Apple Pay or PayPal. Its Search Engine Visibility (SEV) helps its customers get their Websites found on search sites through search engine optimization. SEV offers a step-by-step wizard giving targeted recommendations on, which search phrases to drive traffic to a customer's site. It has built a ground-up system that helps its customers receive specific recommendations on keywords and content.

The Company's business application products are e-mail accounts, Microsoft Office 365, e-mail marketing and telephony. The Company offers a range of e-mail service plans that connect to its customers' domains. Some of these plans include a multi-feature Web interface, an integrated calendar and secure online storage. The pricing of these plans depends on the customer's desired amount of storage and number of e-mail addresses. It offers Microsoft Office 365 e-mail accounts that are to set up and use with its customers' domains. It offers Microsoft Office 365 in various plans ranging from e-mail with calendar and contacts connected to a custom domain to a range of productivity tools, including file sharing and full desktop versions of applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It also offers e-mail add-on services, such as encryption services (in partnership with ProofPoint) and archiving services (in partnership with Sonian).

The Company's e-mail marketing product enables customers market their businesses through permission-based e-mail. Customers can create and send newsletters, targeted advertising campaigns, promotions and surveys, as well as connect e-mail campaigns with their social media networks and track the results of campaigns. The Company provides Internet-based telephone services that can be accessed with either Internet Protocol (IP) phones, or traditional local or cellular telephone services. Some of its telephone plans include additional services, such as voicemail, a virtual receptionist, a customizable phone tree, voicemail transcription, follow-me call forwarding, fax on demand and e-mail delivery of voicemail.

The Company's technology stack includes physical infrastructure, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, applications and data science, allows its customers to build and manage their digital identities and enable access across multiple devices. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's physical technology infrastructure included servers located throughout 12 data centers around the world. Its data collection technology enables the Company to collect customer, product and business data from various sources, including Web crawling, local listings providers, social platforms and mobile platforms. It uses Hadoop, an open source software framework for storage and processing of data sets, to develop an integrated customer insights data platform.

The Company competes with Endurance, Rightside, United Internet, Web.com, Automattic, Shopify, Squarespace, Wix, Comodo, Symantec, Let's Encrypt, WP Engine, Constant Contact, Amazon, Etsy, OpenTable, Yelp, Zillow, Dropbox, Microsoft and Google.

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GoDaddy Inc

14455 N Hayden Rd
SCOTTSDALE   AZ   85260-6993
P: +1480.5058800
F: +1302.6365454

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