According to GigaOm:
Go Daddy, the largest domain registrar and a web hosting provider, is reportedly close to being sold to a group of private equity firms including KKR and Silver Lake Partners. The purchase price is about $2 – 2.5 billion, according to several news outlets.
That’s the same Silver Lake that helped so much to screw up Skype. If you haven’t yet found an alternative to GoDaddy, you should be looking. That reminds me that Automattic has become a domain registrar quite some time ago and I haven’t heard any updates on that.