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Go Daddy's Domain Portfolio - More Than Twice the Size of Nearest Competitor


By Derek Iwasiuk
August 01, 2006

The Go Daddy Group, Inc., parent company of, announced today that the combined domain portfolio for its three ICANN-accredited registrars has doubled that of any of its nearest competitors.

“Go Daddy has shown unprecedented growth in domain names. On April 20, 2005 – they surpassed Network Solutions Group and became the industry leader. Now, just 15 months later, they have more than doubled them with 14.6 million domain names under management,” said Jay Westerdal, CEO of Name Intelligence, a leading industry analyst that provides a variety of tools and utilities to the domain name industry at

“And, even more impressive, is if you combined Network Solutions Group’s portfolio with The eNom Group’s (eNom and newly acquired BulkRegister) portfolio, Go Daddy would still come out on top,” continued Westerdal.

The Go Daddy Group of companies provides customers with one-stop shopping for domain names and more than 30 related Internet services including Web site hosting, Web site builders, email, SSL Certificates and Web site marketing and productivity tools.

“We’re proud that Go Daddy’s success in the domain market has been achieved organically – not by merger or acquisition,” said Bob Parsons, CEO and founder of The Go Daddy Group. “Our organic growth is a direct result of providing our customers with industry-leading value propositions, excellent customer care, and a wide portfolio of domain and related Internet services.”

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration and Web site hosting services as well as a broad array of on-demand and other services. The Go Daddy Group is the world's largest domain name registrar, with approximately 14.6 million domain names under management as of June 30, 2006 and North America's largest shared Web site hosting provider. During the final six months of 2005, The Go Daddy Group registered approximately one-third of all domain names registered in the top five generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info.

About Name Intelligence
Name Intelligence tracks and monitors statistics on every domain registrar and web hosting company. Name Intelligence operates the largest domain information company and provides detailed information on every domain at

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