12/11/2012 10:46 am ET Updated Feb 10, 2013

Go Daddy CEO: Blake Irving, Former Yahoo Exec, Tapped To Head Domain Hosting Company

(Reuters) - Go Daddy, one of the world's largest web hosting companies, appointed Yahoo Inc's former Chief Product Officer Blake Irving as chief executive.

Irving's appointment will be effective January 7, 2013. He succeeds Go Daddy's interim CEO since July, Scott Wagner.

(Reporting by Neha Alawadhi in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)

(This story was corrected in the headline and the first paragraph to say that Blake Irving was a former, not current, Yahoo executive)