GoDaddy.com

Provides domain registration and hosting for websites.

2015 Inc. 5000 Rank:
# 4591
Leadership:
Blake Irving
2015 9-Month Revenue Revenue:
$1.2 B
Industry:
IT Services
Location:
Scottsdale AZ 
Founded:
1997
Employees:
4,761
 Photo Credit: Inc. Staff

Web hosting company GoDaddy first made a splash more than 10 years ago with racy Super Bowl ads, and founder Bob Parsons says the controversial commercials helped make GoDaddy a household name. (Parsons himself rarely shies away from controversy, famously shooting an elephant.) But it was customer service--done over the phone, and not on the internet--that really helped the company grow. "We felt that when they have problems, people would rather talk to another person," Parsons told Inc. But since GoDaddy launched in 2007, the internet landscape has changed drastically--and the company has more competitors than ever before, such as WordPress and Squarespace. To keep customers from ditching GoDaddy's services in favor of those offered by newer businesses, the company continues to tout its emphasis on customer service. Note: employee count as of Dec. 31, 2015

Previous Inc. 5000 Rankings 

2014
#4676
2013
#4532
2012
#2862
2011
#2215
2010
#1788
2009
#1241
2008
#966
2007
#632
2006
#137
2005
#102
2004
#8

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