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GoDaddy had 13 million buyers in 2014 and revenues of $1. 4 billion, but informed a net loss of $143. 3 million, smaller than the $199 million netloss. There are four things you should know about the business before it starts trading: The GoDaddy was purchased by the KKR & Co. companies.
The GoDaddy will use part of the revenue from the initial public offering to repay the debts it incurred after the takeover. As of December 31, 2014, GoDaddy had a combined indebtedness of 1.5 billion dollars. In recent years GoDaddy has caused a sensation with a series of controversial Super Bowl advertisements with super models or a sexualised Danica Patrick, the company's spokesperson.
One GoDaddy 2014 spot showed a small entrepreneur with a boom in aerosol tanning. And GoDaddy says that his mark is "integral" to his triumph, but that his focus on small businesses could not work. "We cannot guarantee that we will be able to reposition our franchise, or that we will be able to expand our overall customer base, generate more sales, or retain our present high profile," the firm said in its S-1 application.
Part of the change of brands was Blake Irving being on a feminine initiative. According to Fortune, Irving has partnered with his engineering director, Elissa Murphy, to form a GoDaddy women in technology group. According to the firm, more than 18% of its technological tasks are performed by females.
Although it is the biggest Registrar of Domainnames, GoDaddy is concerned about competition such as Edurance, Web.com and even Google GOOGL, -1. 63% of which are said to have recently started a betadomain services. However, in its S-1 application, GoDaddy also refers to some non-domain rivals such as eBay EBAY, -0. 58% and Facebook FB, -1. 86%, which it says can provide small companies with other ways of commercializing.