Your question was: How to get a GoDaddy promotional discount?.
Public companies require audits, internal controls, board of directors. Annual revenue forcast, if you forcast your revenue to be $200k/year. Your company is not going to go public with the SEC.
You need to have millions in revenues/year. What about profit?.
Its too small of a company. I think your friend needs to form an llc and sell stake in the company and if it grows. But I don't the parking businesses will grow to millions in profit. SEC requirements are tough.
You need to be a certain size to list on stock exchange...
If he sells a stake, he can only sell to Accredited Investors - with a liquid cash value > $1M..
I'm very familiar with taking companies public. The amount of money you are talking about here are pennies,.
$5MM can be raised in a heartbeat.
This idea looks like one to keep privately. As someone stated previously, in order to go public you'll be "public" - all your financials and everything associated.
Additionally, start-ups are just that. Only established companies go through the process to become publicly traded.
I like your thinking - keep aiming high. I just wanted to bring a little bit of investment banking knowledge into the mix...
How much does your friend makes in a year from selling domains? Your earnings numbers incomplete. If going by parking revenue alone, Raising 5 mil on earnings of 250k a year, means we're paying 20 times the earnings. Seems pretty high to me...