GoDaddy Offers Domains, SSL Certificates Through Microsoft Azure App Service

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GoDaddy announced that it is now offering domains and SSL certificates through the Microsoft Azure App Service platform, building on an existing relationship with Microsoft.

Azure App Service users can now buy and configure domain names right from the platform without having to leave the Microsoft environment. Customers will also be able to access Microsoft's direct support.

The integration makes use of GoDaddy's latest set of APIs.

"We've specifically designed our API to be powerful and simple to use, enabling quick access to our products and services," said GoDaddy VP Engineering Charles Beadnall. "Giving Azure App Service customers the ability to register domain names right within their Microsoft account creates a better experience for everyone. We built our APIs to enable this type of usability, as it helps our partners and ensure a simple experience for their customers."

"Microsoft's ability to offer GoDaddy's domains and SSL product through Microsoft Azure App Service will increase the overall functionality of the platform and provide an improved experience for our users," added Nir Mashkowski, Director of Program management for Azure App Service. "We look forward to our continued collaboration with GoDaddy and bringing even more products to market that directly benefit our customers."

Late last month, GoDaddy launched on AppDirect to provide custom domain names for those purchasing Office 365 in AppDirect-powered marketplaces.

Last week, Squarespace announced it is now competing with GoDaddy with its new Squarespace Domains service.

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