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July 24, 2006; 02:11 AM® is leading the hosting industry in growth of Secure Certificate-enabled sites, demonstrating Go Daddy’s commitment to support e-commerce and online business.

According to industry analyst Netcraft, grew more than any other SSL hosting provider during the month of June, adding twice the number of hosted SSL-enabled Web sites over its nearest competitor. Overall, Go Daddy is a leading issuer of SSL Certificates, which includes the new 6-in-1 SSL Certificate, a Go Daddy innovation.

The popularity of as a host for SSL-enabled sites shows that businesses are turning to Go Daddy for its quality service, low-cost and easy-to-use tools. SSL Certificates have become an expectation of online consumers, who depend on the certificates to designate secure transactions.
"Go Daddy continues to show significant growth in the secure certificate market," said Rich Miller, an industry analyst for Netcraft Ltd. "By providing competitive pricing and a range of SSL-related products, Go Daddy has consistently gained market share."

An SSL Certificate enables Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption of online transactions and communications. A SSL Certificate, offering up to 256-bit encryption, is available in single domain, wildcard and as a 6-in-1 option. The 6-in-1 SSL Certificate allows online businesses to protect up to six Top Level Domain names using a single, unified certificate.

“The convenience of our SSL certificate installation system, which automatically attaches a certificate to a hosting account, gives Web site managers a hassle-free start-up process and their Web site's visitors the confidence of knowing their transactions are encrypted and secure,” said Bob Parsons, CEO and founder of the Go Daddy Group, Inc.

For more information about Go Daddy’s SSL Certificates, visit:

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 14.2 million domain names under management as of May 31, 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.

Timothy Tait
PR Specialist
480.505.8800 x4004
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