Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., GoDaddy.com is owned by Bob Parsons, who founded the company in 1997 and is its chief executive—a man the company website describes as “not shy to speak his mind.” The company is well known for its edgy advertising, including Super Bowl commercials and ads featuring different “Go Daddy Girls,” including racing car driver Danica Patrick.
In addition to registering domain names, GoDaddy.com sells e-commerce, security and other services to people and businesses looking to manage their online presence. The company posted revenue between $750 million and $800 million in 2009, according to people familiar with the matter.
Two smaller competitors, Register.com and Network Solutions, have both been in private-equity’s hands. Earlier this year, technology-focused buyout firm Vector Capital sold Register.com to another web registration and design provider ,Web.com Inc., for $135 million. Network Solutions is owned by General Atlantic Partners.
Private-equity firms are attracted to the business because of the steady cash flow from monthly fee-based subscriptions and the potential for “up-selling” customers additional features to enhance their websites.
Go Daddy Sued for $100 Mil for Aiding MJ Casino
8/3/2010 12:40 AM PDT by TMZ Staff
The man behind the lawsuit is Howard Mann — who claims he owns the copyright to the photos featured on MichaelJacksonCasino.com … an online gambling site created by a person who’s managed to conceal his or her identity.
Michael Jackson Casino — Playing with Fire
8/2/2010 12:20 AM PDT by TMZ Staff
Some wannabe gambling tycoons have just opened an unauthorized Michael Jackson Casino online … and TMZ has learned the real MJ Estate is ready to declare casino war in order to shut ‘em down.
The gambling site — which features everything from poker to baccarat — features MJ’s image and a message on the home page that reads, “The King of Pop is proud to bring you the most exciting Vegas style online casino betting experience on the Net!”
Problem is — the estate claims never gave the online casino the green light to use any of their trademarks … and now Howard Weitzman — the attorney for Michael Jackson’s estate — tells us he will, “take whatever legal actions are necessary to shut this operation down.”
GoDaddy.com Goes on the Auction Block
GoDaddy.com, the closely held website that registers Internet domain names, has put itself up for sale in an auction that could fetch more than $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said.
Qatalyst Partners, the boutique firm run by veteran technology banker Frank Quattrone, has been hired to shop the Go Daddy Group Inc., which runs the world’s largest domain name registrar, these people said. Private-equity firms are expected to bid for the company, which currently has more than 43 million domains under management.
GoDaddy.com and Qatalyst representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Lays Commercial 😛
Lays commercial (Tango, Moonwalk, reggeton)
Youtube Argentina – O2
And Lays was in Super bowl XXVII 1993
Half Time Show: The halftime show was presented by Radio City and the theme was Heal the World. It featured pop superstar Michael Jackson along with 3500 local children.
This years Super Bowl Ad advertisers!
Of course Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi-Cola will be in the pack. In addition, the owners of the most racy ad in 2009, GoDaddy will also buy time! The television ads are always a highlight of the SuperBowl!
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