GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner on CNBC’s Fortt Knox

GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner made an appearance on CNBC’s Fortt Knox show during the Recode Code Conference being held in California. Scott, who has been CEO of GoDaddy since January of this year, discussed a variety of topics related to the company in this wide ranging 20 minute interview. He discussed everything from the company’s early provocative advertising to how the company has changed over the last few years.

I embedded the interview below:

Fortt Knox: Big tools for small business with GoDaddy CEO from CNBC.

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  1. I think Scott has good Intentions for GoDaddy. But it’s going to be an uphill battle.

    GoDaddy needs to bring back email support. Biggest mistake GoDaddy made was to take away email support.

    Privacy on domains should be free or cost a lot less than what they charge for it right now.
    Who wants to pay the same amount for domain privacy, as they did for the domain itself!?

    Bring in a new celebrity for marketing. Someone with a strong personality that people are drawn to.

    Good Luck, Scott!

    • I think a funny commercial with The Rock would be him working at GoDaddy in customer service with another Dwayne (geeky) in the same cubicle. Double Dwayne or Dwayne twins.

      A work out session with The Rock in GoDaddy’s exercise room would be funny too. Maybe bench press some GoDaddy staff.

      A wrestling match with GoDaddy employees. Okay, maybe I went too far. Lol

  2. That smiling guy that appears when you log into your account at GoDaddy must me one of the most well-known persons in the US by now. He has been sitting there for ages.

    I wonder if he is still at GD or has had enough of being famous 😉

    Apart from that, Scott Wagner has a lot to improve. During this week alone, I could not renew domains or transfer in (100 percent GD’s fault), and their domain manager didn’t load properly. Also, their so-called instant transfer-outs has stopped working completely for me. Now I have wait for days.

    I also agree that getting rid of email support was a terrible decision. Not least for those of us who are in other time zones.

    And then there is Afternic. What a joke that site is. Nothing, absolutely nothing is good about it. Even the name doesn’t make sense.

  3. Im greatful for the suport of Godaddy on Namepros…but their email support I honestly felt like I was talking to staff that was on medication, seriously. I never got paid for a domain name that I sold through their brokerage service, which definitely was an issue but not big enough for me to leave the company. However, the incompetence was so real in my situation that I can’t justify being a customer. I started transferring my domains out there into Epik.

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