GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest web hosting providers dedicated to small businesses, has announced that the company is building on its existing partnership with Microsoft, and is now offering GoDaddy domains and SSL certificates directly through the Microsoft Azure App Service platform.
With this new web hosting offering, Azure App Service users can “seamlessly” purchase and configure domain names right from the Azure App Service platform, without having to leave the Microsoft environment. Additionally, customers will have access to Microsoft’s direct support, ensuring a one-stop shop for all their services.
GoDaddy’s domain and SSL availability within Microsoft Azure App Service is made possible through GoDaddy’s latest set of APIs and continued coordination with Microsoft.
“We’ve specifically designed our API to be powerful and simple to use, enabling quick access to our products and services,” said GoDaddy Vice President Engineering Charles Beadnall. “Giving Azure App Service customers the ability to register domain names right within their Microsoft account creates a better experience for everyone. We built our APIs to enable this type of usability, as it helps our partners and ensure a simple experience for their customers.”
With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 61 million domain names under management, web hosting provider GoDaddy is focused on giving small business owners the tools to build an online presence, attract customers and manage their business.
“Microsoft’s ability to offer GoDaddy’s domains and SSL product through Microsoft Azure App Service will increase the overall functionality of the platform and provide an improved experience for our users,” said Nir Mashkowski, Director of Program management for Azure App Service. “We look forward to our continued collaboration with GoDaddy and bringing even more products to market that directly benefit our customers.”