Beijing on September 11th news, according to foreign media reports, sources said Friday, the world’s largest domain registrar GoDaddy.com has been preparing for foreign auction sale, GoDaddy.com the final auction price is expected to exceed $1 billion.
sources said, GoDaddy.com had hired senior Silicon Valley banker Frank · Quattrone (Frank Quattrone) investment company under the command of Qatalyst Partners, the company responsible for handling the auction matters. GoDaddy.com currently manages more than 43 million domain names, some private companies will be expected to participate in the auction GoDaddy.com. Up to now, GoDaddy.com and Qatalyst Partners per capita of this rumor is not possible.
GoDaddy.com founder named Bob · (Bob Parsons), he founded the company in 1997, is still serving as the CEO of GoDaddy.com. In addition to domain name registration services, GoDaddy.com’s business also includes the provision of e-commerce, security and other services to users and businesses in the presence of a demand hosting network. Sources said, GoDaddy.com in 2009 revenue reached $750 million to $800 million.
three years ago, there is news that Google is likely to acquire GoDaddy.com. Google’s acquisition of GoDaddy.com on the grounds that the latter has a large number of domain related patents, and the company has a partnership with Google. GoDaddy.com a lot of domain related data will help to improve the quality of Google search.
network host and design company Web.com announced in mid June this year, the company will be $135 million acquisition of domain name registration service provider Register.com.