Race-car driver Danica Patrick was applauded by GoDaddy executives as she rang the ceremonial bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as GoDaddy's initial public offering started trading on Wednesday.

 

GoDaddy, the world's biggest provider of domain names like Washingtonpost.com, and a major cheerleader of risqué TV ads, saw its stock price climb 30 percent Wednesday, to about $26 a share, during its first day of public trading.

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According to The Washington Post, Trading today set GoDaddy's market value at about $4 billion, putting the world's biggest brand in domain names below the values of tech companies like peer-to-peer loan site Lending Club and King Digital Entertainment, the maker of Candy Crush Saga and other mobile games.

Congrats to Danica Patrick on a job well done. Now back to racing for the Roscoe Native.