Go Daddy, the Arizona domain registrar known for its raunchy Super Bowl commercials, has begun shifting its focus toward growth in mobile and international markets.
CEO Blake Irving said mobile has become as important to its growth as the registration of new domain names.
“I would not be surprised if you saw 50% of Internet traffic coming from mobile devices five years from now, and honestly, it could be greater than that," Irving said in an interview with The Times.
Irving said that's why this month Go Daddy purchased M.dot, an iPhone app that enables users to build mobile websites using their phone. Users can save their design and if they decide they want to make it a full-fledged website, they can then purchase a domain name and hosting plan from Go Daddy.
“In three to five minutes you can create a website on your own device,” Irving said.
Go Daddy has also been working with DudaMobile, a service that lets users create a mobile version of their existing website.
Irving said mobile matters because in other parts of the world, such as Latin America and Asia, many users are accessing the Internet solely through their phones.