GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to do 2nd Reddit AMA
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GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to do 2nd Reddit AMA


Shortly after becoming CEO of GoDaddy, Blake Irving participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion. Following Blake Irving’s AMA, I posted a recap of the event with the questions I felt were relevant as someone who buys and sells domain names.

This evening, Blake took to Twitter to announce that he will participate in a second AMA session on Reddit. The AMA will take place this Wednesday, September 2nd at 12:30 eastern time.

There are a few important topics I would be interested in seeing Blake discuss, including the following:

  • How  has the Marchex portfolio performed for the company, and does GoDaddy have plans to be more acquisitive in the domain name aftermarket?
  • Thoughts on how the new gTLD domain names are selling compared to GoDaddy’s internal projections.
  • Why GoDaddy stopped putting out coupon codes that could be used by domain investors and whether the coupon codes may return in the future.
  • If there are any changes coming up in the aftermarket that may help people sell their domain names.
  • How the company continues to address security issues (kudos for recently setting up international 2 factor authorization)
  • Will GoDaddy be promoting the new extensions more heavily in the future, and does GoDaddy have plans to try and educate consumers about the new extensions?
  • How has going public impacted day to day operations for the company?
  • In light of last year’s Super Bowl commercial blowback, does GoDaddy plan to advertise again?

I think sessions like these are good opportunities for people to pose important questions for the CEO in a public manner. I understand Blake is pretty good about responding to email requests and comments, so if you have a more pressing (or private) issue that you need to discuss, that might be a better way to do it.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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