GoDaddy, one of the best domain registrar and web-hosting providers, has today acquired WP Curve as it continues to increase focus towards WordPress services. While the acquisition has been announced, the financial details of the deal remain undisclosed.
With this acquisition, GoDaddy will now pick up the customer base of WP Curve along with the company’s assets and few of the members from its 39-member team, reports TechCrunch.
Kevin Pigman, SVP of Global Customer Care for GoDaddy, said,
With this acquisition, GoDaddy will provide best-in-class, 24×7 WordPress support, ranging from quick content changes, installing plugins, and security/back up. WP Curve aligns perfectly with our GoDaddy Pro strategy supporting the WordPress community and fills a critical gap between standard customer care and the fully custom WordPress developer that GoDaddy Pro or Professional Web Service offers.
WP Curve revealed that the team first met with GoDaddy’s hosting team in June 2016 and shared details about the company model, team and exactly what they have done so far. They quickly agreed that WP Curve services would be a great fit for GoDaddy’s customers.
In a blog post, the company said:
WP Curve complements GoDaddy’s expanding WordPress offering including Managed WordPress and the recent ManageWP addition. Like WP Curve, GoDaddy is known for its stellar customer care and they are committed to supporting customers and helping get problems solved. Alex has worked closely with the GoDaddy team to build the transition plan. We’ve made a ton of progress that we can’t wait to share in the coming months.
Founded in June 2013 by Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty, WP Curve provides WordPress users a central point of call for a range of services, including security, design, SEO, traffic growth, conversion and more.
The company generates revenue through its various membership tiers starting from $79 per month. As per the company, it has more than 1,000 paying members and more than 44,000 “jobs” completed since June 2013.
Existing customers of WP Curve will be transitioned to GoDaddy systems. Customers will receive an email from GoDaddy which will contain the detailed steps on creating and using GoDaddy account and steps to keep existing service subscription uninterrupted.