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In September 2013, GoDaddy acquired domain marketplace Afternic from NameMedia, making it easier for small business owners to purchase domain names.[1]


In August 2013, GoDaddy acquired Locu for $70 million.[2]

Media Temple

In October 2013, GoDaddy acquired web hosting service provider Media Temple. In a newsletter sent to its customers, Media Temple said that they "will continue operating as an independent and autonomous company."[3]


In September 2013, GoDaddy acquired NameFind, a business name generator, from NameMedia for an undisclosed amount.[1]



In July 2012, GoDaddy acquired the cloud-based financial management company Outright for an undisclosed amount.[4] Warren Adelman said of the merger: "We saw a shared passion about supporting small businesses and helping them grow. Of course, they came at it from a different angle but when we were together with them we really had a meeting of the minds. We viewed this as an extension of what we do at GoDaddy with small businesses."[4]


In September 2013, GoDaddy acquired SmartName, a domain parking service, from NameMedia for an undisclosed amount.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 GoDaddy buys domain marketplace Afternic by Loek Essers (September 19, 2013), PCWorld
  2. GoDaddy Acquires Merchant “Finder” Startup Locu for $70 Million by Kara Swisher (August 19, 2013), All Things D
  3. Momentous news: GoDaddy & (mt) Media Temple, Media Temple
  4. 4.0 4.1 GoDaddy Acquires Outright, Establishes Mountain View Office by Billy Gallagher (July 18, 2012), TechCrunch