Leading web-hosting and domain name provider GoDaddy is stepping up its bid to penetrate the Indian market by announcing that they plan to recruit more than 60 staff for their customer care centre based in Hyderabad, the capital state in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The recruitment drive is a real signal of intent from the global web-hosting giant and comes on the back of the recently launched operations in the country, and the offering of local currency payments, and regional availability for tier two and tier three cities. The Indian market is proving itself to be a very lucrative one, and GoDaddy are making big moves to tap into the small and medium business markets.
“The India market is very different from the US. Here, our focus is to help SMBs grow their business using our platform. Our challenge is to educate the market and explain the variety of products that we have to offer,” explained Rajiv Sodhi, Managing Director, GoDaddy India.
He went on, “”The number of Internet users is expected to grow to about 300 million by 2014-15. We will concentrate on the top 10 metros first. Our phase two will be in tier two and -three towns.”
“We have already received 10,000 enquiries from customers about the business”.
It appears the move it a very shrewd one by GoDaddy and a study by leading IT advisory firm Zinnov, which shows that there are currently over 123 million internet users in India, over 600 million mobile phone users and 51 million FaceBook users, indicates that Rajiv Sodhi is right on with his numbers.
GoDaddy already boasts around 120,000 customers in India with offerings ranging from Rs 350 ($6.36) to Rs 3,000 ($54.48).