Go Daddy, the granddaddy of all registrars, has passed the 50 million domain name milestone over the weekend, meaning they now have 50 million domain names under management.
The registrar is by far the world’s largest registrar and has a global reach registering, renewing or transferring more than one domain name every second of every day for the last few years.
Given the number of registrations, it was quite a feat to register the 50 millionth domain name, which was DBAkit.com, registered by Kranthi Kumar Kukkala of India.
“Sometimes you hear people say all the good domain names are gone, but they are dead wrong,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “An almost unlimited supply of great names is available … right now. In fact, Go Daddy is registering two-and-a-half times more domains a month now, than we were five years ago. Why? Domain names are like 21st century real estate. They allow you to own your own place on the Internet.”
“Our research shows that more than 40 percent of small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) do not have an online presence right now,” said IDC analyst Ray Boggs. “Hard to believe, but a lot of companies still haven’t stepped up to use a company website to reach prospects and customers. Of course this means firms like Go Daddy have what it takes to help SMBs, especially when offering one-stop online resources for SMBs to move from nothing to Web presence to major business generating activities.”
Of course, while we salute Go Daddy’s achievement, here at Domain Pulse we recommend America Registry for all your domain name registration needs.