As GoDaddy prepares to pass the CEO role from Blake Irving to Scott Wagner, a lot of press reports have noted the company’s rapid growth as an SMB platform provider.

As Fortune noted, “the company is now viewed as being one of the tech industry’s most inclusive workplaces. Meanwhile, Irving took GoDaddy public two years ago, and the company’s shares have more than doubled in value since then. Last year, revenue increased 15% to $1.8 billion.”

The article also noted that “GoDaddy serves more than 17 million customers in 125 countries and closed a deal earlier this year for Host Europe Group (HEG) that has increased GoDaddy’s customer base in Europe while adding to profits.

“GoDaddy is also seeing additional growth from new products, including new website security services and GoCentral, the company’s new mobile-friendly website builder.  ‘We’re sort of still scratching the surface of what this business can be,’  incoming CEO Wagner told Fortune.

Posted by Peter Krasilovsky, LocalOnliner