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Go Daddy Now Leads World in SSL Hosting

March 19, 2007; 09:06 AM is officially the world’s top SSL Hosting company, according to the latest Netcraft report. The widely respected industry analyst’s March report shows Go Daddy led all hosting companies in SSL-enabled sites.

The world's leading domain name registrar became a Certificate Authority just three years ago. By 2006, Go Daddy dominated SSL hosting growth, leading the competition in 11 of the 12 months. Already this year, was able to leapfrog the long-time leader for the undisputed top spot.

“Go Daddy has shown steady growth since emerging as a Certificate Authority and continues to add new SSL-secured sites faster than any other host,” said Rich Miller, an analyst for Netcraft, Ltd. “As a growing number of Web site operators seek to add e-commerce capabilities, Go Daddy’s SSL offering has proven to be a popular way for hosting customers to secure their sites.”

“We are honored to be the largest SSL hosting provider in the world. From the inception of our efforts as a certificate authority, we have always worked to bring together the right combination of product, price and service," said Warren Adelman, President and COO of “As both a hosting company and a certificate authority, we believe we are uniquely positioned to meet our customers’ needs.”

In their latest report, Netcraft echoes this, saying, “The change on the leader-board reflects Go Daddy's rapid progress in transforming itself from a domain name specialist into a full-service hosting provider.”

An SSL Certificate enables Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption of online transactions and communications. SSL Certificates are offered in three assurance validation levels: Turbo (medium assurance), High Assurance and the new Extended Validation. All certificates are 256-bit encryption enabled.

A vetting process is done for all Go Daddy SSL Certificates. Once approved, the certificate is automatically installed on all Go Daddy shared hosting, Website Tonight® and Quick Shopping Cart® plans, saving customers time and effort.

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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, Inc. has approximately 19 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 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.

Nick Fuller, 480-505-8800, ext. 4435, Communications Mgr., [email protected]

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