Goes on the Auction Block

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Threaded View, the closely held website that registers Internet domain
names, has put itself up for sale in an auction that could fetch more
than $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

Qatalyst Partners, the boutique firm run by veteran technology banker
Frank Quattrone, has been hired to shop the Go Daddy Group Inc., which
runs the world's largest domain name registrar, these people
said. Private-equity firms are expected to bid for the company, which
currently has more than 43 million domains under management.

(couldn't find a longer URL, sheesh)

According to Linux Journal (setp 2010, p15):

13. Percent of registered domains managed by top domain registrar
    (GoDaddy): 30.3


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Re: Goes on the Auction Block

John Bokma wrote:
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What's up? They decided to get out of business before they lost all
Having read some stories at /, I would not join
godaddy again.

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what about the number of new customers? Is there any statistical data?
Is it declining or not?

I'm asking about new customers, since you can't delete your godaddy
account completely. So, the number of registered customers should be
astonishing. :-)

"Go Daddy will not completely remove a customer account from our system
as explained in our Privacy Policy. you can use the instructions below
to cancel all products for this account, remove all payment methods from
this account, and turn off all opt-in email notifications."

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john wrote:
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Sounds like a very dishonest way of inflating the number of "registered
customers" for bragging rights.

I'll be happy if the company gets some new management.

But I'm also never going back.

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As you read, keep in mind that people are far more likely to
complain than they are to compliment.

I have used GoDaddy Domain Service for about 10 years and have had only
one problem that was rectified with a 5 minute phone call.

On the flip side, I had a client use their hosting service and that was
a disaster.

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