GoDaddy accelerating adoption of domain names & websites among SMBs in India by bringing together key stakeholders in the ecosystem

Godaddy-logoNew Delhi, India. May 23, 2014: GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, is addressing a conference of Web professionals, domain investors and resellers to help accelerate the adoption of domain names and websites among SMBs in India. WHD.india, India’s largest industry event, is being held on May 27-28 in Mumbai.

The Internet offers incredible opportunities for SMBs to grow their businesses, find more customers wherever they are and operate 24/7. GoDaddy will launch new products targeted at SMBs in the Indian market. These include:

Secondary market for domains: GoDaddy’s secondary market products enable customers to find, buy and manage aftermarket domain names easily and seamlessly with services such as GoDaddy Auctions, Domain Buy Service, Domain Backorders, Premium Listings and Cash Parking.

Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy: Through a long-term strategic partnership with Microsoft, GoDaddy will offer Office 365 as a premium business-class email and productivity tool to its small-business customers in India.

A new hosting solution: The “Starter Hosting Plan” offers the same secure, reliable hosting at an entry-level price point for the value conscious small business owner.

GoDaddy is bringing in international thought leaders on the secondary market for domains to WHD.india. Bob Mountain, Chief Revenue Officer at (a GoDaddy subsidiary) will address the reseller community and speak more on how to generate new revenue streams using premium domains. Bob is an industry veteran and the architect of the Afternic DLS reseller network – the world’s largest and fastest growing network of premium domain resellers.

Luke Webster, a seasoned domain investor and the founder of, will share his insights on leveraging domains aftermarket as a successful business. Russell Reeder, President of GoDaddy-owned Media Temple will share perspectives on the growing web hosting market in India and globally, along with tips for the reseller community to ride the wave.

Other GoDaddy senior executives including Joe Styler, Director of Aftermarket Sales and Support; Alan Shiflett, Premier Services Manager; Paul Mullen, Account Manager; and Jason Polenick, Aftermarket Support Lead will host focused workshops on domain buying and selling.

Rajiv Sodhi who leads GoDaddy operations in India as the Managing Director and Vice President, will kick-off the event and set the agenda for WHD.India 2014.

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