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Go Daddy's Growth Nearly Doubles the Competitors for Secure Site Hosting

August 16, 2006; 03:12 AM®, the No. 1 registrar of domain names and a top provider of Web services worldwide, is leading industry growth in the number of hosted SSL-enabled Web sites for the second consecutive month.

According to Internet analyst Netcraft Ltd. (, Go Daddy had the largest increase of SSL-enabled Web sites among hosting providers. Go Daddy’s growth is nearly twice that of its nearest competitor. Last month, Go Daddy had similar segment-leading gains.

“Just like with domain registrations, Go Daddy continues to expand in the SSL market,” said Bob Parsons, CEO and founder of The Go Daddy Group, Inc. “By listening to our customers, providing superior support and innovating our own technologies, Go Daddy keeps on growing.”

This is the second month Go Daddy has led the industry in the growth of hosted, SSL-enabled Web sites. The exceptional growth signals the popularity of as a preferred provider for online businesses. Customers turn to Go Daddy for quality service, low-cost and easy-to-use tools.

An SSL Certificate enables Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption of online transactions and communications. A SSL Certificate offers up to 256-bit encryption in Turbo and High Assurance verification configurations. Beyond wildcard and single-domain name certificates, Go Daddy recently introduced a 6-in-1 option – an industry innovation. The 6-in-1 SSL Certificate allows online businesses to protect up to six Top Level Domain names using a single certificate.

An expectation of online consumers, SSL Certificates provide for the secure transmission of information and, with High Assurance Certificates, consumers can conduct business online knowing the Web site owner has been verified.

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

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 No. 1 domain name registrar and has more than 14.7 million domain names under management. Go Daddy is also 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.

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