Go Daddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar and Web hosting provider has launched its India operations. To manage its India operations Go Daddy has appointed former Microsoft executive Rajiv Sodhi as the Managing Director. He’ll be based out of Delhi and will lead the India operations.
With increased activity from Indian businesses to come online, sudden spurt of new e-commerce websites, Governments moving towards e-governance and educational institutions moving admission procedures online, India seems to be a promising market for Go Daddy. Go Daddy has been selling domains with India specific domain extension .IN since January 2009. Go Daddy aims to offer local products customized for the Indian Market.
Commenting on this expansion Rajiv Sodhi said, “Go Daddy offers a one-stop shop for small businesses and consumers who are looking to grow their businesses on the Internet. From a simple domain name, or a mobile website, to cloud services, Go Daddy has it all”. He further said, “This is the dawn of a new era for Go Daddy. In the months ahead, Go Daddy India will be ramping up our investments in people, assets and resources.”
Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., USA, Go Daddy was founded in the year 1997. It started by offering low cost online products to small and medium enterprises in the US and later expanded worldwide. Currently it has around 10.3 million customers and around manages around 53 million domain names. Go Daddy sells domain names, hosting space, the primary requirements for anyone to come online, along with SSL certificates, Domain names are website addresses, while web hosting is the space to store website contents that are sent over the Internet to be displayed to the users visiting the websites. SSL certificates are authenticators and identifiers for websites that need secure transactions like in e-commerce or banking.