GoDaddy, the internet domain web site famous for its provocative Super Bowl commercials, has been sold to KKR & Co. and two other firms for $2.25 billion, people familiar said, according to reports. In a released statement, CEO Bob Parsons said the deal with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures was a possibility he had been looking forward to.
“I’ve always said we would make a move like this when the right deal with the right partners could help us do the right thing for our customers and our employees,” he said.
He said he was partnering with the firms because “of their technology expertise, their understanding of Web based businesses and because their values align with ours.
“We believe, together, we will take the company to the next level, especially when it comes to accelerating international growth,” Parsons said.
Yeah, this is about the strangest deal I’ve seen in the hosting world. The CEO of GoDaddy, Bob Parson, kills an elephant recorded on video, which was uploaded on YouTube and sparked outrage amongst animal activists. So Namecheap decided to offer $4.99 domain transfers for a 24 hour period (limited to 10 domains per account).
GoDaddy offers a complete line of web-related products from domain name registration and transfers to Web hosting and e-mail accounts. All are competitively priced and deliver the highest quality customer service. Here is a list of valid GoDaddy promo codes and coupons for September 2009 below. Some of them are for a specific product, while others are ideal for orders of a certain size. A few of them will never expire, while others are only valid for the current month.