GoDaddy Academy swallows DNAcademy in fresh acquisition

GoDaddy rolled out its GoDaddy Academy exactly two years ago. At the time, it was touted as anone-of-a-kind online training and certification program for website designing and development, co-created with industry experts, crafted to build technical & commercial proficiency, to shape your career as a certified web professional.”

While GoDaddy Academy is actively targeting internet professionals across the board, using the domain, the necessity for a domain-focused training platform became more apparent.

In fresh news, GoDaddy has acquired DNAcademy, founded by Michael Cyger seven years ago.

The acquisition enhances the GoDaddy platform with content specific to the domain industry and its particular market.

It seems that DNAcademy will continue to operate separately under the GoDaddy umbrella as Michael Cyger will become the Director of Education/Domain Names division.

Some rebranding of visuals might be necessary, to tone down the red and amplify the GoDaddy colors, but overall – a job well done, Mike!

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5 Responses to “GoDaddy Academy swallows DNAcademy in fresh acquisition”
  1. BullS says:

    I wonder what it will be like if the DomainKing becomes the employee of GD

    From an Entrepreneur to an Employee —go make the coffee and time to start shaving

    So Michael Cyger will be going to elementary schools to teach the students about Domains

  2. DomainGang says:

    BullS – Did you hear all this by the water bottle?

  3. BullS says:

    Yea, I heard all this when I was using the toilet in the GD office

    Time to wear suit and ties-No more yoga pants anymore, no more remote work.

  4. Jagan says:

    Congratulations to Mike and Godaddy on the successful acquisition.

  5. Sky says:

    I think i recall Cyger landing a 7 figure sale. And this deal wont have been the average flippa flip. Didn’t he have an exit prior to domaining and it was as much a topic to publish on as do?

    I know when he started there was a guy with similar format for startups but it was novel to see the same polish and air set aside for domains. The current (but still good) bar was a fresh faced Morgan Linton rapidly freestyling workflow, tips and enthusiasm while typing, then clicking stop.

    Of course he or others could have developed a show if they’d wanted but Micheal did and did it well. From those podcasts i’d think this recognition well placed and that it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    i do hope teachers Rolex and jewels won’t distract from his chalk. Or vest, dickie-bow and bermuda shorts.

    Enjoy a new chapter Professor Cyger!

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