- Founded: 1997
- Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
- Services: Domain registration, domain auctions, hosting, servers, ecommerce solutions, website builder
- Domain extensions available: Over 230
- Support: 24/7 live support (online help desk platform, phone, email)
- Known for: Industry’s largest registrar, 24/7 support, one stop shop
GoDaddy.com has become the powerhouse in domain registration. With more than 57 million domains under management and more than 12 million customers, GoDaddy is by far the largest domain registrar in the world. The company's enormous success can be attributed partly to its aggressive advertising campaigns. Founded in 1997, GoDaddy became a household name by running often-controversial commercials during the Super Bowl every year. Despite being the industry’s largest registrar, GoDaddy is known for great customer support, 24 hours/day availability, competitively priced domains and a wide variety of other services, including hosting, website building packages and more.
GoDaddy isn't always the cheapest registrar on the block, which you would expect given the company's size, credibility and brand reputation. With that said, GoDaddy's pricing is competitive with most other registrars and they offer numerous discounts throughout the year. Pricing for the company's other services, like hosting, design and other tools, tend to run on the high side. You pay a little more to get the peace of mind of working with a company with more than 4,000 employees and 24 hour customer support. In fact, GoDaddy is one of the increasingly rare registrars that places its phone number right on its homepage.