GoDaddy's Plan to Reduce Global Team by 8%

Started by Domaining News, Feb 09, 2023, 03:09 AM

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GoDaddy, a domain industry company, announced layoffs that will affect roughly 8% of its global workforce.

The announcement was made through a press release entitled "A message from GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani," which contained an email sent to employees. Layoffs in the tech industry have been common lately with tech companies around the world laying off varying numbers of staff. Fast Company even asked why every tech company is laying off about 6% of its workforce.

As someone who knows many GoDaddy employees, I feel sorry for those affected by the layoffs and hope they can find new employment soon. Some may even start their own successful business. Meanwhile, the affected employees will receive a meeting invite from their leadership within the next hour to learn the details of their transition. The layoffs will mostly take place today with some happening tomorrow morning locally. Most impacted roles are in the U.S., affecting multiple levels in the company and every division.

The planned impacts also include ongoing work to integrate three of GoDaddy's brands further – Media Temple, Main Street Hub, and 123 Reg into GoDaddy. Media Temple customers and team members are already aware of the transition to GoDaddy infrastructure. Main Street Hub customers will also continue to transition to GoDaddy products while 123 Reg will continue as a customer-facing brand. Due to the slower growth in a prolonged, uncertain macroeconomic environment, the company was unable to avoid the impacts of the challenges it faced despite its efforts to manage costs effectively.


GoDaddy's plan to reduce its global team by 8% is part of their overall strategy to optimize their operations and streamline their workforce. The company aims to align their resources with their business goals, while also maintaining their commitment to customer satisfaction and high-quality service.

Reducing the global team by 8% involves layoffs and job eliminations across various departments and regions. GoDaddy has stated that affected employees will be provided with severance packages and any necessary support during this transition period.

This decision is not uncommon in the business world, as companies often undergo restructuring to adapt to changing market conditions or optimize their efficiency. GoDaddy's goal is to improve operational effectiveness and strengthen their competitive position, allowing them to continue delivering innovative, reliable, and affordable products and services to their customers.

It's important to note that this reduction in the global team does not necessarily imply a decline in the company's growth or prospects. Instead, it reflects the company's proactive approach to maintaining a lean and agile organization that can respond quickly to market demands and customer needs.

Ultimately, GoDaddy's plan to reduce its global team by 8% is a strategic move aimed at ensuring long-term sustainability and success in an increasingly competitive industry.