A look behind the numbers at the world’s biggest domain name registrar.
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Yesterday I wrote about Go Daddy’s revenue for 2009, and I extrapolated that the company grossed $600 million this year. That’s an incredible number — but the real number is even higher.
In his opening remarks at the Go Daddy holiday party this past weekend, CEO Bob Parsons announced that the company has topped $750 million in revenue in 2009. This is for a company that was founded only a decade ago and didn’t take a dollar of venture capital.
Here are some other key statistics for the largest domain name registrar in the world:
Employees: Go Daddy employs more than 2,400 people, and is still actively hiring. About 65% of the work force — nearly 1,600 — work in customer service.
Resellers: The company has about 32,000 active reseller accounts.
Web hosting: Go Daddy is hosting more than 3.8 million web sites.
Domain names: Go Daddy registers a domain name every second of every day. Its main registrar GoDaddy has about 33.5 million domains registered. Its reseller arm Wild West Domains has about 3.3 million domains registered, according to RegistrarStats.