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Barge message taunts neighbors across the Hudson.
Earlier today I wrote about the highly anticipated launch of .NYC domain names. GoDaddy is promoting the domain name heavily around New York City, including a big ad on a barge being piloted on the Hudson River.
Here are a couple photos of the barge, taunting New Jersey residents about how New York City has a domain name and they don’t.
In fact, only people who live or own a business in New York City are eligible to register the domain names. GoDaddy and other registrars are offering the domain names for about starting $25 today. Click here to see the pictures
CEO of company known for sexy commercials to speak on panel at women in computing conference.GoDaddy’s CEO is speaking on the “Male Allies” panel at next week’s Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing event.
Let that soak in for a moment.
Such a role for a GoDaddy CEO would not have been imaginable five years ago. The company, known for its objectifying TV commercials, has rankled women for the past decade.
But the man behind those commercials is no longer at the helm of GoDaddy*. Blake Irving is now running the show and wants to change the company’s image. That includes ending the controversial commercials (a move that was underway before he took the CEO gig). Click to continue reading…
Hexonet did remarkably well with my .website pre-orders.
On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenges I had pre-registering domain names at various registrars.
I was specifically trying to pre-register .website domains. .Website was supposed to launch Wednesday, but was delayed a day for technical reasons. This gave me another 24 hours to go after the domains I wanted. Click here to continue reading…
Fast Transfer integration is good news for all domainers that sell domains with fixed prices.
It’s been almost a year since GoDaddy acquired Afternic, and domainers can finally realize a huge benefit of the acquisition.
Starting later today, GoDaddy will be fully integrated with Afternic as a “Fast Transfer” partner.
This means two things for domain name investors: …Click here to continue reading
Former GoDaddy exec places third in Republican primary.
Christine Jones, former general counsel for GoDaddy, lost her bid to become the next governor of Arizona in the Republican primary yesterday.
Doug Ducey, current Arizona treasurer and former CEO of ice cream franchise Cold Stone Creamery, took 37% of the vote in the primary. Jones finished third with 16.7% of the vote.
GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons contributed over $1 million to fund attack ads against Ducey. Parsons told reporters his commercials were in response to Ducey claiming Jones was a “line employee” at GoDaddy; as general counsel she was one of the company’s top executives.
Running in a Republican primary in Arizona, Jones and the other candidates leaned pretty far to the right to attract voters. Unsurprisingly, one attack against Jones was her cameo in a risque GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial.
Jones’ 16.7% take in a crowded field was probably a lot better than people expected when she threw her hat in the ring. Her newly found name recognition should help her in business, or should she decide to run for another office.