I tuned in to GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving’s Reddit AMA “interview” last week, and I thought a number of good and tough questions were asked. Not surprisingly, Irving answered many of the difficult questions, which I expected, otherwise there wouldn’t have been a point to participating in the AMA in the first place.
When you have 20-30 minutes, you might want to check out full AMA to see what Irving answered and how. Even if you don’t like the company, I think it’s interesting to read since GoDaddy is the largest domain name registrar and probably has the most recognizable brand in this business.
To me, as a domain investor, some of the more relevant topics he discussed included:
- GoDaddy’s SOPA flip flopping
- Theft of the @n Twitter account and GoDaddy’s security
- Changes in marketing and branding
- NSA and government activity
- GoDaddy registering domain names search by others
- Customer support changes
- New domain names
In addition to these topics, Irving also discusses how he became the CEO of GoDaddy, what drove him to become the CEO, and he also shared some personal background information. All in all, I thought Irving was candid in his responses, and it seems that his AMA was well received by the Reddit crowd.
On a separate but similar topic, if you learn about a Reddit AMA with someone who you think other domain investors would have an interest in learning about, please let me know. I am not all that active on Reddit, and I wouldn’t have even known about this AMA if I didn’t come across the tweet about it.
Kudos to the people on Reddit for asking some good questions and to Irving for his candid responses.