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Go Daddy big daddy gone

Warren Adelman has quit as chief executive of market-leading domain names and hosting company Go Daddy after less than eight months on the job. He's been replaced on an interim basis by Scott Wagner of KKR, one of the venture capital companies that led a buyout of the company, worth a reported $2.2bn, which closed last …
Kevin Murphy, 31 Jul 2012
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Google shoves cybersquatter off 763 Googletastic domains

Google has seized over 750 domain names from a cybersquatter who used them to drive traffic to a series of "gay interest" websites and now wants Google's trademark cancelled. The company has won a complaint covering 763 domains that all included the word "google" followed by the name of another company, keyword or celebrity, …
Kevin Murphy, 14 May 2012
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Go Daddy not liable for cybersquatting, US court rules

Go Daddy was not liable for a form of trademark infringement when a system that the domain name registrar operates was used to redirect visitors from allegedly 'cybersquatting' web domain names to a pornographic website, a US court has ruled. Petronas, the national oil company of Malaysia, had argued that Go Daddy was in …
OUT-LAW.COM, 12 Jan 2012
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Boycott forces Go Daddy U-turn on anti-piracy law backing

Hosting provider and registrar Go Daddy has done an abrupt about-face on its support for the controversial US Stop Online Piracy Act following calls for a boycott of its services. "Go Daddy is no longer supporting SOPA," the company said in a statement late Friday. As we reported last week, Go Daddy customers were being …
Kevin Murphy, 28 Dec 2011
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Go Daddy flogs 50 MILLION domains

Go Daddy's installed base of domain name registrations has swollen to 50 million, dwarfing all of its closest competitors. The 50 millionth name,, was registered by Indian punter Kranthi Kumar Kukkala over the weekend, according to the company. Go Daddy's closest competitor is eNom, owned by publicly traded Demand …
Kevin Murphy, 29 Sep 2011
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Go Daddy mass hack points surfers towards malware

Hundreds of Go Daddy sites were compromised to point towards a site hosting malware last weekend. The mass hack of around 445 sites involved the injection of hostile code into the .htaccess files of the sites. Go Daddy quickly removed the hostile code before working with its customers to take back full control of the sites, …
John Leyden, 19 Sep 2011
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Go Daddy spokes-totty: I'm on the elephants' side

Celebrity Go Daddy spokesmodel Jillian Michaels has led a protest against circuses' unethical treatment of elephants, just a few months after company chairman Bob Parsons came under fire for shooting one dead while on holiday. Fitness trainer Michaels attended a demo against the Ringling Brothers' Circus outside the Los …
Kevin Murphy, 22 Jul 2011
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Go Daddy in the hands of private equity giants

Domain name and web hosting giant Go Daddy has confirmed that it has entered into a strategic partnership with venture capital firms KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures. Go Daddy CEO and founder Bob Parsons said the investors were selected because of their technology expertise and understanding of online …
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Go Daddy on the block for $2.5bn

Domain names and web hosting provider Go Daddy is reportedly on the verge of being acquired by private investors for up to $2.5bn. The New York Post reported that a group led by Silver Lake Partners and KKR & Co plans to buy the closely held company for $1bn. The Associated Press later put the price tag at between $2bn and $2. …
Kevin Murphy, 27 Jun 2011
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GeoTrust founders offer free SSL

Four former GeoTrust executives have returned to the SSL market after a five-year absence with the formation of a new company, AffirmTrust, which will compete with their alma mater. Expected to launch in July, AffirmTrust plans to kick off its marketing by giving away three-year basic validation certificates for free. Extended …
Kevin Murphy, 16 Jun 2011
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Go Daddy sued over email alerts

Go Daddy has been sued for allegedly infringing two patents when it sends email alerts to customers whose domain names and web hosting accounts are about to expire. Its accuser is WhitServe, a patent licensing company based in Connecticut. It also runs NetDocket, a service designed to make renewing trademark registrations and …
Kevin Murphy, 15 Jun 2011
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Go Daddy to sell .xxx domains

Go Daddy, the largest seller of internet domain names, has become the latest registrar to sign up to sell .xxx addresses. The company joins about 50 other registrars that have so far been approved by .xxx manager ICM Registry and accredited by ICANN to sell the names. "A large number of our customers have spoken... and there …
Kevin Murphy, 10 Jun 2011
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Go Daddy 'negligent' in handing over ownership of accounts

Companies that register the names of websites can be held responsible for wrongly transferring their ownership, a US appeals court has ruled. The judges rejected an appeal from Go Daddy, a domain name registrar and web hosting company, after it had argued that a court had been wrong to rule that it was responsible for handing …
OUT-LAW.COM, 27 May 2011
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Go Daddy CEO under fire for 'elephant snuff film'

Bob Parsons, chief executive of the market-leading domain name registrar Go Daddy, has come to blows with animal-rights organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), after he shot an African elephant and posted the video online. bobparsonselephantkillingscum Problem CEO Parsons on the prowl... PETA …
Kevin Murphy, 31 Mar 2011
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Child abuse cop slams ICANN

One of Interpol's top child porn cops has launched a blistering attack on the domain name industry and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for not doing enough to help law enforcement tackle child abuse imagery online. At ICANN's public meeting in San Francisco this week, Garda Síochána's Michael …
Kevin Murphy, 17 Mar 2011
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Cyber cops and domain name registrars meet to tackle net crooks

Cyber cops from both sides of the Atlantic are meeting with domain name registrars in Brussels today to try to figure out ways to crack down on internet crime. This second meeting of the "EU-US working group on cyber security and cybercrime" is dedicated to increasing cooperation between law enforcement agencies and the …
Kevin Murphy, 25 Feb 2011
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Techies slap Go Daddy with class action lawsuit

Update Disgruntled former employees of domain-name registrar Go Daddy have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, claiming potentially millions of dollar in "stolen" bonuses and overtime. The suit claims that the domain-name market leader broke the law by using a "subjective and arbitrary" process to withhold commissions …
Kevin Murphy, 21 May 2010

GoDaddy now RegisterFly's daddy, says ICANN

The RegisterFly clusterf**ck took a major step towards resolution today with the official announcement by ICANN that GoDaddy will take control of the approximately 850,000 domain names still in the clutches of RegisterFly CEO Kevin Medina. The internet rumors of a GoDaddy takeover turned out to be true, and Medina now can devote …
Burke Hansen, 29 May 2007

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