GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving

GoDaddy files for $100 million IPO, founder Bob Parsons resigns as chairman

Domain giant GoDaddy filed for its initial public offering this afternoon, seeking to raise at least $100 million and providing new details of its financial condition. The company simultaneously announced that founder Bob Parsons is resigning as executive chairman but will remain a board member. GoDaddy posted revenue of $1.13 billion in 2013, and a net loss… Read More

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving

GoDaddy prepping for IPO

GoDaddy is currently in talks with a number of investment banks to find a backer for an initial public offering, according to reports made by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal today, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. The web services company, which was founded in 1997, tried to go public in 2006, but… Read More


GoDaddy’s 2014 Super Bowl ads will actually teach you something about the company

LAS VEGAS — Nearly every Super Bowl since 2005 has featured a controversial commercial from GoDaddy that involved risque topics like nude women showering together. This February, however, you can expect something a little different from the company. During a fireside chat at CES, GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving spoke about the two advertisements the company… Read More


GeekWire Radio: The future of shopping, startups, venture capital, video games and more

This week on the GeekWire radio show, we revisit last month’s GeekWire Summit technology conference, with highlights from four of the panels at the event. The GeekWire Summit is our annual technology conference, bringing top CEOs from around the region and the country for a discussion about the future of technology. Listen via the audio… Read More


Relive the GeekWire Summit with photos, Twitter reaction

From a fantastic talk with Rich Barton and Bill Gurley to a former Amazon exec comparing shopping to sex, the 2013 GeekWire Summit was one to remember. Thanks to the more than 700 of you who came out to Thursday’s day-long event, where we enjoyed excellent conversations with industry leaders, great networking and tasty food…. Read More

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving

Blake Irving wants GoDaddy to grow up, and keep its edge

It’s hard not to notice: New GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving looks a lot like that dude in the company’s logo — even though the logo significantly predates his time at the company. The similarities are so striking that Irving decided to have some fun with his official corporate badge (at right), to lighten the mood… Read More


Former Microsoft exec Blake Irving named Go Daddy CEO

Web hosting and domain name registration giant Go Daddy has named former Microsoft and Yahoo executive Blake Irving as CEO effective January 7th. He will replace investor Scott Wagner who has been serving as interim CEO since July after CEO Warren Adelman stepped down. “Blake Irving’s deep technology experience and his history of developing new… Read More