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July 26, 2016

GoDaddy Releases Summer 2016 Updates Across All Product Lines

New Products and Features Help Entrepreneurs Around The World Access Domains, Enhance Online Security and Receive Feedback on Business Ideas

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced a range of new features across its cloud-based product portfolio. These updates showcase the company's continual push to make it easier for small businesses around the world to start, grow and successfully run their own businesses.

GoDaddy Summer Product Roundup - July 2016

"We're constantly searching for new ways to broaden our offerings, to ensure small businesses the world over have access to products they need to succeed," said Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer, GoDaddy. "Through this expansive set of updates, we're enabling more entrepreneurs in more places around the world to build a strong online presence and make their business goals a reality."

The new features and enhancements include:


  • Launched new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), including: .SALON, .GROUP, .GMBH, .LTD, .MOM, .BARCELONA, .PROMO, .GAME, .JETZT, .STREAM, adding to the 400+ domains already offered by GoDaddy.
  • Added an updated Domain Name System (DNS) Manager interface, which is a mobile-first solution making it easy to update DNS settings inline, switch to non-default Nameservers, create subdomains and forward domains.
  • Updated the GoDaddy Investor mobile app to support 15 new languages, as well as several new auction features.
  • Added GoDaddy Investor mobile app to several key China Android app stores including App China, Beans, and 360.
  • Implemented WHOIS Privacy for .CO.UK, .ME.UK, and .ORG.UK., which replaces the public information a user provides with an anonymous proxy identity.


  • Launched GoDaddy Cloud Servers in Asia, Europe and Latin America, helping individual developers, tech entrepreneurs and IT professionals quickly build, test and scale cloud solutions.
  • Created the Developer and Cloud Portal, a forum for customers to discuss GoDaddy Cloud topics.
  • Simplified the signup and configuration experience for cPanel customers, reducing the process to four steps. This allows customers to publish their websites faster.
  • Announced availability of the Web Pro Program in new English and Spanish markets; included support for more Indian languages.
    • Added in-app notifications, allowing members to see upcoming expiring client products
  • Opened an East Coast data center to better serve Eastern US and Latin America Managed WordPress customers.
  • Added data center selection so new customers can select which data centers (US West Coast, US East Coast, Europe) they want to utilize.

Presence and Commerce

  • Integrated GoDaddy Email Marketing with WordPress through GoDaddy's exclusive setup wizard. An email signup widget is included with every theme. WordPress users can collect unlimited subscribers for free and enjoy 50 complimentary email credits.


  • Launched SiteLock 911, an automated one-time cleanup service that removes malware and provides a SiteLock technician review.

Business Applications

  • Launched Office 365 to small businesses across Asian markets.
  • Streamlined the HIPAA-compliant email setup process in the U.S.A to help small businesses in the healthcare space maintain their HIPAA compliance as part of their email communications with patients and vendors.
  • Announced its intent to acquire FreedomVoice to boost the availability and quality of voice communication services for small business.

Emerging Products

  • Launched Flare, a community-based app that helps bring business ideas to life. The app empowers people to share ideas and get guidance from friends, entrepreneurs, and experts.

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About GoDaddy
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures. With 14 million customers worldwide and 62 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the Company, visit

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