Go Daddy announced today that it has acquired M.dot Inc., the makers of popular small business website creation/management app M.dot. Go Daddy says the move will bolster its "mobile first" strategy, as it will offer it to its 11 million customers as a way to easily create and manage mobile sites from their smartphones.
“We’re pleased to welcome M.dot to our growing Go Daddy family,” said recently appointed Go Daddy CEO Blake Irving, who made the formal announcement at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Go Daddy office in Sunnyvale on Monday.
“M.dot’s global vision of a mobile future for small businesses fits beautifully with what our customers need right now,” he added. “Go Daddy wants to help businesses connect with their customers wherever they are in the world, and that means providing killer mobile technology. It also means helping our customers manage their business from anywhere, anytime with the simplicity of their smartphone or tablet. With M.dot, small businesses can compete on a big-time level without spending big-time money. We’re completely stoked to have M.dot on board.”
M.dot co-founder Pave Serbajlo said, “Go Daddy was built from scratch and is now a multi-billion dollar company – their industry expertise and achievements are inspiring,. We're looking forward to taking mobile software for small businesses to the next level with Go Daddy. We share the same vision for mobile. We’re passionate about small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs … we all want to build software products that enable our customers to succeed online.”
The M.dot app is already available in the App Store.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.