VentureBeat.com just published a story on the CEO of Godaddy.com Blake Irving.
Here are some of the more interesting quotes:
“I see a very clear path of how to make GoDaddy the most valued, largest platform for small businesses in the world. It is quite clear that no one is doing it right yet.”
“What I like to do is make a significant change in the world for good,”
“I want to take something that doesn’t exist and help change people’s lives by helping people turn their ideas into businesses. From my perspective, GoDaddy is not yet a world-class platform, but that’s what we are building.”
“Simple name recognition does actually have value for a company targeting nontechnical consumers. A person in a small Midwestern town who wants to start a pretzel business may vaguely remember that the company with the funny Super Bowl ad can help. On the other hand, a lot of the attention was negative and made GoDaddy seem juvenile and even sexist.”
“When I look around at what tech companies have done something this big, who are willing to take on things that are that important, it is the big guys like Google and Microsoft. But you can be a cog in a company that has already made its mark in a significant way, or you can come to a company that is poised to do that, and be the reason that happened.”
“That’s why people are coming to GoDaddy.”
You can read the entire interview here
So my main curiousity is when is GoDaddy going to revrand to something big and generic and what will it be. Seems inevitable to me that this will eventually/some day happen. Will be one of the hardest rebrands in history too because GoDaddy is so big and recognizable.
Michael Berkens says
Well they already announced they are dropping the .com go it will be just Godaddy by the end of the year