GoDaddy Hiring Senior Product Manager for Domain Search

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GoDaddy LogoMike McLaughlin, Executive Vice President of Domains at GoDaddy posted a job opportunity on LinkedIn that I want to share with you. GoDaddy is looking to hire a Senior Product Manager for Domain Search Experience. The job opening is based out of the company’s Sunnyvale, California office. This job seems to be a combination of technical search expertise with a bit of marketing experience.

Here’s the description of what role the new hire will play:

The product manager will manage the experience of buying a new domain in every purchase path at GoDaddy across all devices and markets. You would help break the mold of a search results page which delivers a list of search results and build an experience which helps a customer build a digital identity.

Are you a technical product manager that loves to build brilliant product experiences used by millions of customers globally? Do you enjoy making the complex as simple (and user-friendly) as possible? Do you live and breathe everything online, and are you passionate about building the perfect digital identity across the globe? If you are willing to wake up every morning and drive this charter, we want to talk with you.

In this role you’ll be joining the Domains team, a team comprised of product, marketing, and engineering leaders who share a passion for driving next-generation products that customers love to use. You will gather and prioritize requirements, define the vision, deliver a seamless product experience, collaborate on platform innovation and refine products to peak performance. You will work closely with stakeholders, UX, design, development, marketing and support in a truly Agile approach. This person will be data-driven, iterative in approach, and relentless in delivering innovative customer-focused products. A strong engineering/platform is preferred.

We are re-envisioning how our 14M+ small business owners can start and run their businesses with many naming (TLD) options, and we’re looking for someone who wants to drive these kick-ass experiences.

This job opening seems more technical (hence the engineering background) than marketing, but perhaps someone reading will be interested or know someone interested. Job applications can be submitted via the Jobvite listing.

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  1. I am going to put this out there, I think GoDaddy needs to rebrand themselves in regards to selling domains.
    For example: NameDaddy.com or DomainDaddy.com? Oh wait, they don’t own those domains.

    If I was the new Senior Product Manager for Domain Search Experience, I would be going after domaindaddy.com and namedaddy.com for their domain search experiance.
    To be honest, they should already own them.

    NameSelling.com would be a good domain for them to use too, but that domain is taken as well.;-)

  2. Godaddy is akin to a miner finding a pristine gold-nugget and then covering it in dog-shit before having it appraised (yep, it’s still gold…gold covered in dog-shit)

  3. GoDaddy is a great name like Kinko’s was before FedEx butchered the brand, phasing out FedEx-Kinkos into FedEx Office which looks like the Post Office. FedEx wanted Kinkos because it was a hangout, then they kicked everyone out.

    Who can say what half the population knows or doesn’t know about GoDaddy? What matters to me is the security there should be like Fort Knox. Employees should have flawless credit or they are gone, just like a DOD clearance.

    I could do this job for GoDaddy, but they’d have to buy out my portfolio first. Same with the Uniregistry opening, I’ll be their Director of Sales, beginning with the sale of all my domains back to them.

  4. Years ago, GD was a poor name choice for the company. However, because of branding, a majority of the global business community know the company.

    And, many of the average internet users know the name. They may not know all that they do but their is brand recognition. Which is half the battle.

    A novice domain buyer would be more comfortable using GD than an unknown business called ‘NameFind’ or ‘NameSelling’. Novice buyers are still scared to send money thru the internet. If they know the company is very large, they are more comfortable.

    • I knew that. I was talking about a generic domain containing the word ‘name’.

      Many of us would know the domain ‘NameWinner'(firm from the past*.). Vast majority reading this would not.
      (* I can not believe the major domain company let the domain drop 3 yrs ago)

      My point is, many of the people buying domains on the aftermarket are very nervous about the purchase. But, they are comfortable if they know it is through GD.

      I doubt anyone knows how many deals do not happen because the buyer is concerned about who they are dealing with and afraid of making a mistake.

  5. Mark,

    In all my 62 yrs. there has rarely (maybe .05 %) been a time, when talking in general to folks about business/startups/websites/branding, that somebody says to me “Who’s GoDaddy” ? As a matter of fact whether they have a website, or not, they say they use/will use GoDaddy – those Super Bowl commercials were worth something ! 🙂 and I’ve talked to a loooooooot of people 🙂

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