Go Daddy is an internet domain registrar and web hosting company.
Go Daddy was founded as Jomax Technologies in 1997 by Bob Parsons.
Prior to starting the company Parsons had founded and sold his financial services company Parson’s Technology Inc. for several million dollars to Intuit.
In 1999 a group of employees at Jomax decided to change the name of the company. They decided on Go Daddy because it made people smile and remember it.
Today Go Daddy provides both businesses and individuals with internet services such as domain registration and website hosting, along with software and services for website creation, e-commerce, and podcasting.
The company has 53 million domain names under management.
Founder Bob Parsons continues to be the majority stakeholder.