GoDaddy is already the world’s leader in domain name registrations and SSL certificates, and now the company has its sights on expansion into Asia and India. To that end the company announced earlier this week (June 2012) the appointing of their first international executive, Mr. Rajiv Sodhi. As managing director of GoDaddy India, Sodhi will oversee a team whose main priority is to develop the company’s web hosting products in India.
Right now India is considered one of the best new web hosting markets due to the fact that only a small fraction of the country’s 8 million business owners have an online presence. GoDaddy joins HostGator in the Indian market as a ground floor web hosting provider. Despite the fact the company has data centres in Europe, Canada, and Asia, the office in India should be their biggest international operation by the end of 2012.
“GoDaddy’s understanding of small business needs, their capacity to serve a large customer base and their commitment to first-rate service are the primary attributes that drew me to GoDaddy India,” said Sodhi. “GoDaddy offers a one-stop shop for small businesses and consumers who are looking to grow their businesses on the Internet. From a simple domain name, or a mobile website, to cloud services, GoDaddy has it all.”
In announcing the appointment GoDaddy CEO Warren Aldeman expressed confidence in Sodhi as the right man for the job. He said both he and his new managing director share the vision to “expand our footprint in India, hire locally and serve customers in India with people who speak their language.” Sodhi brings 14 years of experience in the IT field to his new position with GoDaddy.
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