GoDaddy takes over M.dot as it expands its mobile services

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Expanding its mobile service

GoDaddy, the web-hosting and domain registration firm, has acquiredM.dot, a mobile site creator app, as it continues its journey into mobile services (reports StrategyEye). The details of the deal have not been disclosed, but it is reported to have included cash and stock of a value anywhere between USD5m and USD25m.

The acquisition will allow GoDaddy to offer a greater range of products to the 54m domains it manages, many of which it says have requested help with mobile services. M.dot, which to date has served 60,000 customers, says it will benefit from GoDaddy’s 2,000-strong customer support team. The company claism it is also developing an Android version of its app and will eventually progress to assisting businesses in creating their own native apps. The acquisition is GoDaddy’s first under new CEO Blake Irving.

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