Go Daddy Updates Homepage – Focus Shifts To Websites

Go Daddy has just updated their Homepage which means millions of people will be seeing the new design over the next few days. The new homepage now features the words “Get A Website” at the top with a quick description and big green button that says “Start Now”. Below is the “Get A Domain” section which is still important, but no longer the focus as websites have taken a clear front-and-center spot on the world’s largest Domain Registrar’s Homepage.

Of course this doesn’t mean that Go Daddy is moving away from Domain Names, instead it shows how much value they see in becoming the go-to place for website creation as well. Hosting is a major business and Go Daddy has been making a push to get more and more hosting clients onboard. Just this month Andrew moved DNW over to Go Daddy, and wrote a great post about why he made the move and with this new homepage something tells me Go Daddy will be getting many more hosting customers very soon.

We are definitely living in a time where consumers are bombarded by options. Should you build with WordPress? Hire a web design company? Design it yourself? There’s no right answer but everyone is fighting for a piece of the pie, because it just so happens to be one of the biggest, fastest growing pies on the planet. Now I’m not saying you should go use Go Daddy’s website builder and throw up a site, but I do think we should all look at this as a great sign of where the market is going.

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  • Linda Johansen May 29, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Do goDaddy provide hosting plan like Hostgater babyplan (unlimitted domains) ?

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  • Leonard Britt May 29, 2012, 4:36 pm

    Competition for Flippa in the future?

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  • Poor Uncle May 29, 2012, 5:17 pm

    I was forced to create a web hosting account with hostgator a couple of years ago because godaddy didn’t have an option for me to pay a little bit more to have my 10 pages web site load faster.

    Now that they have upgraded their hosting technology, my 10 pages website is lightening fast and I didn’t need to pay extra, or tinker with my website in anyway to achieve dramatic speed improvement.

    I hope worrying about my website load time will be history forever.

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  • Leo May 29, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Go talk to GoDaddy. They are getting ready to kill the market for site development. This has been the plan for years ; It’s just that GoDaddy moves terribly slow.

    This will hurt the hell out of Epik, DevHub, RapidDomainBuilder, and all those other services since I suspect GD will do it better than anyone, but I guess we’ll see.

    This is a major push according to the word I got from GD. They have other neat domain-related projects coming also.

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  • Andrew May 29, 2012, 8:05 pm

    Interesting. I suspect they are testing a few designs; I still see the old one.

    I noticed recently that I received two different domain “specials” when I visited GoDaddy from separate computers.

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