Question: How Did GoDaddy Start?

GoDaddy was founded in 1997 in Baltimore, Maryland, by entrepreneur Bob Parsons.

Prior to GoDaddy, Parsons sold his financial software services company, Parsons Technology, to Intuit for $65 million in 1994.

Parsons came out of his retirement in 1997 to launch Jomax Technologies, which later became GoDaddy Group Inc.

When was GoDaddy started?


Who started GoDaddy?

Bob Parsons

Where did the name GoDaddy come from?

GoDaddy was originally called Jomax Technologies. It was almost named BigDaddy but the domain was taken. Bob Parsons founded GoDaddy in 1997 under the name Jomax Technologies.

How does GoDaddy make money?

The company of GoDaddy makes about $1.01 billion in revenue due to their domains, along with their hosting and presence and business applications. Domain privacy, backorders, advertising revenue from parked domains and fee surcharges to ICANN also contributes to this huge chunk of their revenue.