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Federal Jury Agrees Unanimously - Did Not Discriminate Pleased with Court Victories - Plans News Conference

By Derek Iwasiuk
December 19, 2006

A U.S. District Court jury of eight women returned its verdict in just four hours Friday, finding® did not discriminate against a former employee. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accused the world's leading domain name registrar of terminating an employee because he is Muslim and from Morocco -- accusations the jury quickly rejected.

"We are happy with the outcome and thankful the jury was able to come back with the right decision on all discrimination allegations. As we've said from the beginning, Go Daddy® did not, and does not, discriminate," said Christine Jones, General Counsel.

While the jury sided with on five of six claims filed in the EEOC lawsuit, the jury did favor the plaintiff on one claim related to a retaliation allegation.

"We are extremely confident the government presented absolutely nothing to prove its retaliation claim. Our legal team sees no evidence in the record for that and we will appeal the decision on this claim," said Bob Parsons, CEO and founder. "We will not give up until the complete truth comes out," Parsons added.

Parsons, who testified at trial, plans to hold a news conference to answer questions about the outcome of the verdict and pending appeal of the retaliation decision. The news conference is set for 2:15 p.m. today at headquarters located at 14455 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale.

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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, Inc. has more than 17.3 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every 2 seconds. is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. is also rated the world's largest hostname provider according to Netcraft® Ltd. During the first half of 2006, The Go Daddy Group registered approximately one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info.


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