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GoDaddy closes Austin locations, 400 staff let go

Labeled as news in Domain Industry News, started by Bob Hawkes, Jun 25, 2020

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  1. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    "In an email to employees, GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani explained that a total of 814 employees would be impacted by these changes with more than 40% of those employees being “offered alternate roles.” That means more than 400 GoDaddy employees will be laid off and not offered alternate roles at the company."

    Full story: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/aus...-than-300-in-austin-closing-austin-locations/

    Hopefully the impressive group of employees that play such a positive role in helping domainers with services at GoDaddy will not be impacted directly by these layoffs.
     
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  2. platey

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    I have been less than impressed with godaddy for some time now due to an issue that has still yet to be resolved

    That and then hearing about the blockchain domain name portfolio being allowed to expire because people having difficulty getting in to their own accounts etc although this has been aproblem godaddy have had for years by making a persons passwordthat difficult not even the owner of the account can remember their own password

    Godaddy isnt as good as it used to be in my personal opinion

    Plus whats the point of providing a domain name valuation service if they themselves wont buy domains they value at the price they value them at
     
  3. ShawnTeo

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    Damn, this is sad news, a lot of people affected by this.
     
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    Hey Bob, just quickly letting you know that no-one from my team (handling investors) are directly impacted by this.
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Top Member NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    Hi Paul,
    That is great news. Thanks for letting us know.
    Hopefully as COVID economic impact wanes, many of those in other divisions will be able to return to GD as the CEO expressed hope in his Tweet.
    Bob
     
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    Hopefully, the person responsible for not implementing two-factor authentication at Afternic is one of the 400.
     
  8. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP Blue Account

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    Even Austin was left.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2020
  9. Kpett

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    It looks like these layoffs are tied to "GoDaddy Social," which has been a money-loser for the company ... and many of these employees were probably formerly with Main Street Hub, a social media management company which GoDaddy bought last year.
    https://austonia.com/business/godaddy-layoffs
     

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