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GoDaddy Logo Gets an Update


If you visit GoDaddy regularly, you likely noticed a small but relatively major change to the GoDaddy logo. The caricature of a man with orange hair (the GoDaddy Guy as some people have called him) has been removed and the GoDaddy typeface is now green. The .com extension is not shown in the logo either, although that change was made several years ago. From what I can tell, the logo update was made sometime in the last week or so.

The company has been making significant graphic and typeface updates during the last year or so to align with its overall branding update. Regular users have noticed gradual changes throughout the website – from product and service pages to GoDaddy Auctions to the user control panel.

Here’s a look at the evolution of GoDaddy’s header logos over the years (the actual logo may have been slightly different than what was shown in the header):

Circa 2005:




Circa 2008:





Circa 2011:





Circa 2012:




Circa 2013:




Circa 2015:




Circa 2016:



Current (2018):




I want to give a shout out to two NamePros users who also notice and mentioned this change – Premiums in this thread and MapleDots in this thread.

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Comments (15)


    Still the worst brand in the industry…
    Mystery how they ever got so big with that mess of a logo and brand name. Complete fail from a marketing standpoint.

    May 19th, 2018 at 1:49 pm


    I don’t use GoDaddy anymore, but there was a thread over at NamePros about how they handle trademark listings:

    May 19th, 2018 at 1:51 pm


    Always looked like a registrar that Beavis ans Butthead would choose for their portfolio.

    May 19th, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Elliot Silver

      In my opinion, they have the best customer service in the industry.

      In reply to Richard | May 19th, 2018 at 2:00 pm


      Can’t confirm that.
      Won a couple of domains in expired GD auctions. They charged my credit card with the amount plus some tax that was not nearer defined on the invoice (l’m located in Europe). Wrote a couple of emails, got an answer 48h later, saying it’s a regular local tax.. I asked which “local tax” exactly. Never heard from them again. Called their support, they told me someone would give me a call back.. Never got that call. So GD charges an extra 10% on every auction you win and is declaring it a “local tax” but no one can tell me which tax exactly. Never happened with Namejet, never happened with Dropcatch. Very very bad, and probably also illegal.

      In reply to Elliot Silver | May 19th, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Elliot Silver

      Email the office of the president and you will probably eat a response quickly. I think the email is or maybe You shouldn’t have to do that of course but I did that long ago when I had an unresolved issue.

      In reply to Richard | May 19th, 2018 at 2:12 pm


      I agree. Whenever I have issues I call them and get it resolved within minutes. Their live chat is great too, when it’s online.

      In reply to Elliot Silver | May 19th, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Abhishek Kumar Jha

      Godaddy is the pioneer but has a negative image. many have lost their content, many their precious domains.
      They do provide good service.

      In reply to Elliot Silver | May 19th, 2018 at 4:39 pm


      Bevis and Butthead or GoDaddy?

      In reply to Elliot Silver | May 20th, 2018 at 6:53 am


    Uniregistry, I get answers from the support within hours, regular call backs, even emails on the weekend.
    Complete different experience.

    May 19th, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Mark Thorpe

    As much as I didn’t like the GoDaddy guy, their new logo is GoBoring!

    May 19th, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Aaron Strong

    Great customer service!.. Great products!.. Just don’t get me started on the domain valuations..As a bonus they sponsor Danica, one of the best woman athletes of our time.

    May 19th, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you for the shout out, Elliot!
    Simplest logo has become the mainstream in the new era.

    “Premiums” 🙂

    May 19th, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Data Glasses

    Most people think the name Godaddy relates to a porn site

    May 19th, 2018 at 8:10 pm


    Don’t really care too much about the logo

    But where is the godaddy app? Why is it taking so long? They removed the app last year!

    Anyone know when it’ll be released .. I hope it’s as good as uniregs App

    Come on godaddy bring back the app the investor app is terrible too

    May 21st, 2018 at 4:22 pm

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