The above graph represents GoDaddy domains revenue by year, starting from fiscal 2012 to the recently completed year. Domains revenue primarily consists of revenue from the sale of domain registration subscriptions, domain add-ons and aftermarket domain sales. GoDaddy’s domains revenue reached an all-time high of $1,351.6 million in 2019, representing 45.2% of the company’s total annual revenue.
|Source||GoDaddy Annual Reports|
|Note||GoDaddy fiscal year starts from January 1st|
The 10.8% YoY growth in 2019 domains revenue was primarily driven by the increase in domains under management, increased aftermarket domain sales and international growth.
As the graph shows, the share of domains revenue has constantly been declining since 2012. The company generated over 64.6% of its total revenue from domains, amounting to $588.5 million in 2012. Surprisingly, in just 5 years, the share of domains revenue declined to less than 50%. The total revenue from domains surpassed $1,057.2 million in 2017, representing 47.37% of the total revenue.
About GoDaddy Inc.
GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) is the world’s one of the largest internet domain name registrar and web hosting company. In 1997, Bob Parsons formed a company named “Jomax Technologies”, which later became GoDaddy. On May 28, 2014, the company was incorporated in Delaware.
In 2005, GoDaddy became the largest ICANN-Accredited registrar on the Internet.
In January 2009, GoDaddy began offering .IN domain names to small businesses in India. While in June 2012, the company launched its full-scale operations in India which soon became the company’s largest international office.
In July 2011, GoDaddy Group Inc agreed to be bought by a private equity consortium led by KKR, Silver Lake, and Technology Crossover Ventures, for about $2.25 billion.
On April 7, 2015, GoDaddy completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 26,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock, at a public offering price of $20.00 per share.
GoDaddy’s top acquisitions include Outright.com (July 2012), M.dot Inc (February 11, 2013), Locu (August 19, 2013), Media Temple (October 15, 2013), Afternic (September 19, 2013), Mad Mimi (August 20, 2014), Worldwide Media (December 7, 2015), FreedomVoice for $42M (May 17, 2016), ManageWP (September 6, 2016), Cognate (September 25, 2018), Sellbrite (April 10, 2019).
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