(The Hosting News) – One million plus: That’s how many users have downloaded Go Daddy’s mobile application thus far. The top domain registrar and web host marked the occasion on Tuesday with a press release.
The company’s Mobile App, available on platforms including Android, iOS, and Blackberry allows users to check mobile mail, manage their domains, register domains, and coordinate renewals.
Without a doubt, mobile usage has been on the rise in recent years with more and more website owners using applications to manage their resources on the go. That trend is expected to continue, something Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman pointed out when discussing the application milestone.
“In the next three years, mobile usage is expected to nearly double what it is today,” Adelman stated.
Continuing, he said, “Our strategy has always been to give our customers useful technology they want and need, which is why we built our Go Daddy Mobile App. It gives people the convenience they expect and the time savings they need … when our customers need us, we want to be there immediately.”
The application previously reached the half a million mark in January of last year.
Meanwhile, Go Daddy has been in the news lately concerning other matters.
Just last month, the company announced that it was pulling its support for the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), citing the bill’s lack of support by those in the Internet community. Intended to fight Internet copyright infringement, critics of SOPA maintain that the legislation would harm the Internet’s economy by placing unfair burdens on hosting providers, ultimately having the effect of discouraging would-be tech innovators.
The bill gives the U.S. Department of Justice the ability to force Internet service providers to block access to websites accused of piracy via court orders. Critics also maintain that affording such powers fails to provide proper due process. Within the last month, Go Daddy has received criticism regarding its perceived inconsistent stance on the issue.
Next month, the web host is set to run its annual commercials during the Super Bowl. One advertisement will focus on the company’s .CO offering.