Domain registration giant, GoDaddy, pitches tent in India

23rd June 2012
Domain registration giant, GoDaddy, pitches  tent in India

New Delhi, June 23, 2012 - The world's largest provider of Web hosting and domain name registration – GoDaddy -- has set up an India operation and appointed Rajiv Sodhi as Managing Director of GoDaddy India. India is expected to be Go Daddy's largest international office before the end of the year. Sodhi will be the first-ever international executive appointed by the Scottsdale, Arizona 9 US)-based Go Daddy and will oversee the company’s expansion into the India market.
Says Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman: "We knew we needed an experienced technologist, with a deep understanding of India's culture and our Go Daddy brand of customer service. Rajiv’s 14 years of experience in the technology space brings all these qualities to our business, as well as his strategic view on how to help grow online businesses. Together, our vision is to expand our footprint in India, hire locally and serve customers in India with people who speak their language”.
Sodhi has an MBA and a Bachelor of Engineering, specializing in Computer Science. Prior to Go Daddy, Sodhi worked in various roles at Microsoft India dating back to 2001. He recently held the positions of Director of SMB and Cloud Business, both with Microsoft.
Go Daddy has a history of serving small-to-midsize businesses in the U.S. and other parts of the world by offering affordable online products ideal for online storefronts . Go Daddy has more than 10.3 million customers worldwide and more than 53 million domain names under management, the largest portfolio in the history of the Internet. Go Daddy has been offering .IN domain names, India's country code extension, since January 2009.
Adds Sodhi: "Go Daddy's understanding of small business needs, their capacity to serve a large customer-base and their commitment to first-rate service are the primary attributes that drew me to Go Daddy India”.
Last month, Go Daddy hosted two Web developer events in Chennai and Mumbai, India. Go Daddy Senior Director of Product Development Gomathi Rajesh spoke at both events. It was a return home for Rajesh, who grew up in Chennai, India and has worked at Go Daddy's Ariz. headquarters for the last eight years.