The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the parent company of three ICANN Accredited Domain Registrars, including GoDaddy.com, WildWestDomains.com and BlueRazor.com, announces that as of June 30, 2004 they now have 5,436,329 total domains under management, an increase of 95 percent over June 30, 2003.
The domain registration market is booming, according to The Domain Industry Brief published by VeriSign, the registry for .com and .net domains. A record 4.7 million domain names were registered in Q104, bringing the aggregate number to peak at 63 million domain names(1). This growth is being driven by the improvement in the global economy, the growing number of Internet users, and the increasing importance of the Internet as a medium for communication and commerce.
“GoDaddy.com continues to be the fastest growing registrar in the world, ranking No. 1 in net new domain registrations since June 2001,” stated Bob Parsons, president and founder of Go Daddy. “This growth is a reflection of the total value of our offering coupled with the best customer support in the industry. We intend to stay strong, profitable and assert our steadfast commitment to straightforward, highly competitive pricing and superior, around-the-clock customer service.”
The Go Daddy Group has experienced dramatic increases in all other areas of their business:
- Year-to-date gross sales for The Go Daddy Group through June 2004 increased 84 percent over sales for the same period in 2003.
About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Founded in 1997, The Go Daddy Group of companies enables individuals and businesses to acquire, create and safeguard their unique identities and brands on the Internet. Go Daddy Group companies include flagship ICANN-accredited domain registrar GoDaddy.com; membership-based registrar Blue Razor Domains, Inc; Wild West Domains, Inc., reseller support organization; Domains By Proxy, Inc., which provides private domain registration services; and Starfield Technologies, Inc., which serves as the Group’s research and development arm.
(1) The Domain Name Industry Brief, VeriSign, Inc. 6/04
(2) Source: RegistrarStats.com. 7/7/04 (C) eNom, Inc. Reprinted and distributed with permission. RegistrarStats does not guarantee the accuracy of the data and makes no warranties, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.