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GoDaddy Goes Hub-Club-Home

First time I’ve seen the new work model described as Hub-Club-Home, and I have to say I love the analogy. It’s really clear in my mind where an employee might be physically, and why. So this all comes from Domain Name Wire, GoDaddy to close Scottsdale office and move HQ to Tempe as work goes […]

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GoDaddy Adds To TLD Portfolio

Yes it’s an acronym in the title but otherwise it would be way too long, Top Level Domains (TLDs) are the end of any website address. We all know .com, .net, and .org from the beginning of the internet but now you can choose from a plethora of TLDs, which of course someone owns, manages, […]

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GoDaddy Acquires .Club

Another GoDaddy acquisition is in the books, from OnlineDomain, GoDaddy is acquiring the .Club domain extension: “Just weeks away from the 7th anniversary of the .Club launch, we are excited to announce that GoDaddy Registry is acquiring the .Club domain extension. This means, once the deal closes, the .Club extension will have a new home. Our team is infinitely grateful for the opportunity that allowed us to participate in this historical time for the domain name industry when […]

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GoDaddy Acquires re:amaze

Another day, another acquisition, 2021 continues to be on an acquisition pace across the board that I have not yet seen. To be honest, I had not heard of re:amaze before the announcement, but also to be honest, there are ton of chatbots out there today that look to solve various problems. I would prefer […]

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GoDaddy Amps Up WooCommerce Offering

With GoDaddy Pro launching The Hub earlier this month, it looks like a full court press from GoDaddy on other aspects of the ecosystem. Over at TechRadar, GoDaddy and WordPress want to supercharge your ecommerce site: “Following its acquisition of SkyVerge last year, GoDaddy has announced that it will make the company’s WooCommerce extensions available […]

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Goodbye Endurance, Hello Newfold Digital

The Clearlake Capital Group rollups keep rolling up. The announced acquisition of Endurance International Group (EIG) was completed February 10, 2021 for $3 billion. The interesting news is the creation of Newfold Digital, PR Newswire, Clearlake Completes Acquisition of Endurance International Group and Strategic Investment Transactions With and Affiliates of Siris; Announces Formation of […]

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CloudFest Sold By GoDaddy

Rumors had been swirling for a while, frankly strong enough to say it was a done deal, but details were impossible to confirm. I would have loved to report on this earlier. From the official announcement, WorldHostingDays, CloudFest is now part of WHD Events GmbH: “We are excited to announce that CloudFest is now part […]

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WooCommerce 2021, Ready to Explode

It’s been defrosting, marinating, percolating, however you want to describe the slow burn of WooCommerce over the last year, I believe that 2021 will be a breakout year for WooCommerce as a platform to start competing at a much greater level with Shopify, and BigCommerce. This will be propelled by Automattic providing greater tools and […]

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Ecommerce is 2021

Throughout 2020, you could see how the Big W of WordPress hosting companies (Automattic, GoDaddy, WP Engine, Bluehost, etc.) have slowly made their 2021 market intensions visible to the world. It’s hard to hide acquisitions, mostly because all those involved want to make some noise about it. The latest acquisition is Poynt courtesy of GoDaddy. […]

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WordCamp Mexico 2020 Kicks Off

I’m really excited for the last WordCamp of 2020 – unless there is something sneaky happening – maybe a State of the Word? Now if your Spanish is as good as mine (which it isn’t), using Google Translate to walk through the site works just great. Given that we really don’t know when or even […]