In 1997, Jomax Industries was created by Robert Parsons, who had no idea the level of success his company would soon come to achieve. Shortly after its sale, it was renamed GoDaddy and remains the largest domain hosting service out there. GoDaddy's stats are impressive, to say the least, with more than 60 million domains managed annually, $1 trillion in revenue reported in 2015, and 5000 employees and counting. GoDaddy continues to remain one of the most well-known services by sponsoring lots of events around the United States, such as NASCAR races and drivers, like Danica Patrick. However, being a business owner didn't sound as good as being a philanthropist, so shortly after GoDaddy gained fame Parsons sold the company, but remains the largest shareholder for the enterprise, with 28 percent. With his money he gains from the shares, Parsons donates more than $5 annually to a wide variety of charities, including the March of Dimes and Autism Speaks. These are just two of many that receive generous donations from Parsons annually. However, on top of being a philanthropist, Parsons has a long history of education and success.
Parsons attended the University of Baltimore for four years and graduated with a degree in accounting in 1975. After this, Parsons decided to give entrepreneuring a try and started his first business from his home in Arizona. Parsons Technology was the name given to his first company, and it specialized in software design. After ten short years, Parsons had created a value of $64 million for his business, and Intuit Inc. purchased it. But Parsons wasn't satisfied. He continued to create another company called Jomax Technologies, which specialized in domain hosting. Jomax soon became GoDaddy, which soon became the leading provider of web hosting services. Parsons sold this company, too, but held on to 28% of the stocks, making him the largest shareholder to date. With his profits made from the company, Parsons donates to charities that need his help every year. However, his education didn't go to waste. Parsons created a very well thought out system that keeps customers coming back year after year.
The shared hosting option that GoDaddy offers is one of its most popular. From these, customers are offered three different packages: Ultimate, Deluxe, and Economy. These are each offered in two different types: Linux and Windows compatible. All three come with some standard features, like unmetered bandwidth, free email addresses, and one free website domain. The Ultimate package showcases the highest level of data security possible, as it comes with a one-year SSL certificate to ensure no data loss whatsoever. For an additional fee, clients can have their very own website developer that can create the website of their dreams. However, if you're more of a do it yourself person, several packages come with WordPress, the most popular and easy to use website creation tool on the market. Kind of cool, right? The regular prices for the three packages are $14.99, $10.99, and $7.99 respectively, but GoDaddy has an exclusive deal for a limited time that makes them 50% off the standard prices. But if you're just after registering a domain, GoDaddy still offers the best services.
The very first thing any potential client is going to get from your business is the domain of your website. So, you want it to be something catchy and easy to remember, and GoDaddy makes that easy. They've got over 100 domain extensions, including ".xyz" and ".guru," two of their newest additions. These are sold out on a yearly basis, so there's just one easy fee to pay to ensure that your domain is secured for 365 days. If you're looking for the cheapest way to get up and running, GoDaddy is running a special on the majority of their domains, the best one being on the ".com" extension. This offer supplies you with one ".com" domain for only $0.99 for the first year. It's spectacular when you consider the size of GoDaddy's business. They still manage to keep their small clients a priority by offering affordable prices.