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With 12M customers, GoDaddy finally files to go public

Following months of speculation, GoDaddy today filed for its initial public offering with the SEC.

Famous for its raunchy ads and elephant killing chief executive, the domain registrar and Web host currently serves 12 million customers.

According to the filing, GoDaddy hired Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and Citigroup to coordinate the stock sale. The firm shares that it “generated $1.4 billion” last year, “up from $753 million in 2009.”

Here’s the SEC filing, in full:

 

Owned by private equity firms KKR and Silver Lake Management since 2011, GoDaddy last year bought Web hosting darling Media Temple, and Locu, a startup that makes it easier for people to find local merchants online.

More information:

Go Daddy Software, Inc. operates as a domain name registrar company. The company was formerly known as Jomax Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Go Daddy Software, Inc. in 1999. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Sc... read more »

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2 comments
Klancy Kennedy
Klancy Kennedy

That's going to be 20 years of pure win, because it takes that long for any upstart competitor to get lucky and do things right.