GoDaddy.com announced today that the company is now the 2nd largest domain registrar in the world. According to RegistrarSTATS.com, an independent firm which compiles and reports total worldwide registration of .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .us domain names, GoDaddy.com now has more than 3.9 million domains under registration, surpassing its nearest competitor by more than 150,000 domains.
GoDaddy.com has been the fastest growing domain name registrar for over two years, rising from No. 48 in 2000 to its current position of No. 2 today. Go Daddy is the flagship company of The Go Daddy Group, Inc., which currently operates three ICANN-accredited registrars. In total, The Go Daddy Group companies have over 4.7 million domain names under management.
As a full-service domain registrar, Go Daddy also provides a variety of hosting plans, a Web-based email system that offers server-based spam filtering, several Web site development applications, privacy, security and online storage solutions, plus web-based sales and marketing software. The company also provides eCommerce solutions, including merchant accounts and SSL certificates.
“We continue to surpass our competition because we provide our customers with highly competitive pricing, an expansive product offering and the best customer support in the industry, 24/7,” said Bob Parsons, president and founder of Go Daddy. “Go Daddy makes it easy for our customers to get everything they want or need for their website — all from a market leading company they can trust. As we move forward, our focus will remain squarely on fulfilling our promise to customers worldwide to provide ‘Hot prices and serious support.”
ICANN accredited GoDaddy.com is the No. 1 registrar of net new domains and the No. 2 overall largest domain registrar in the world. Other companies within The Go Daddy Group, Inc., family include Wild West Domains, Inc., a domain and Web presence technologies reseller company; Domains by Proxy, a private registration service; Starfield Technologies, a research and development affiliate which operates a PKI Public Certificate Authority; and, Blue Razor Domains, Inc., a volume membership discount division. GoDaddy.com, together with its sister companies, enables individuals and businesses to acquire, create and safeguard their unique identities and brands on the Internet.