Company completed $1.8 billion acquisition of large European hosting and domain provider.
GoDaddy has completed its $1.8 billion acquisition of Host Europe Group, giving it a massive presence in the European market.
Host Europe Group owns 123 Reg, Heart Internet, Domain Factory, Host Europe, Paragon Group, Server4You and Serverloft.
It also owns WorldHostingDays, which just wrapped up its large annual conference in Germany. WorldHostingDays acquired domain name conference NamesCon last year, which means GoDaddy now owns the main domain industry conference.
Based on conversations I’ve had with GoDaddy, its initial plans are to not tinker much with NamesCon and to let WorldHostingDays’ staff continue to manage it.