Despite tough economic times around the world, the Internet continues to grow. As proof, Go Daddy, arguably the best-recognized domain registrar on the Web, hit a milestone last weekend when it registered their 50 millionth domain name.
It shouldn't be too surprising that Go Daddy was the first registrar to reach this mark, as the company's statistics show that it has either registered, renewed or transferred over one domain name every second of every day for the last few years. Currently, it is registering 2.5 times more domains per month now than five years ago.
Some experts in the industry are predicting that by the year 2015, there will be over two network connections for every person on the planet, and that almost 3 billion people around the world will be considered "Internet users."
Initially, Go Daddy was created to help business owners and individuals create and secure an online presence, quickly garnering a lot of attention because of its famous Super Bowl commercials. However, the company's 24/7 customer support services and feature-heavy cloud-based products helped secure its position even after the Super Bowl advertising hangover wore off. Now, it is also the world's largest provider of Web hosting and new SSL Certificates, as well as operating the largest domain name aftermarket, where names are auctioned, sold or purchased, on the Internet.
"For all the marketing we do, it's the word-of-mouth; a customer's personal endorsement that works as Go Daddy's most effective advertisement," says Bob Parsons, Go Daddy Founder and CEO.
The historic 50 millionth domain name was registered to Kranthi Kumar Kukkala of India for the domain DBAkit.com
"I am really happy to go with the Go Daddy and congratulate the company on its 50 millionth domain name registration," says Kukkala. "I like Go Daddy for domain and Web hosting providers because of its customer service, reliability and user-friendly set-up that work for any kind of computer user."