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April 11, 2007; 02:30 AM® and its CEO and Founder Bob Parsons are honored to be the recipients of the 2007 Arizona Business Leadership Award. The annual distinction is bestowed on the Arizona business that best exemplifies industry leadership, financial growth, ethical conduct, community service and business education.

The Scottsdale-based company registers Internet domain names, or Web site addresses. is not only the world’s leading domain name registrar - it dominates the industry with a portfolio more than twice the size of its closest competitor. is also the world’s top SSL hosting company and a leading provider for Web hosting.

“It’s a tremendous honor for our company and especially for all the great people who work at Go Daddy,” said Parsons. The company’s sole investor is considered a maverick for his bold maneuvers, such as being an outspoken industry “watchdog” and using edgy marketing. He created after determining customer support and price points were being underserved in the industry. develops most every product it sells – more than 30, all with domain names at the core – and boasts nearly four million customers around the globe. The extraordinary aspect of Parsons’ business model is how he refuses to outsource or offshore a single job. The Internet juggernaut now employs more than 1500 people.

Parsons is generous with the community and his staff. He rewards his top performers with prizes like having their mortgages paid for an entire year and routinely gives away cars, cash and exotic trips, plus foots the tax bill. He is bighearted with charities too. Last month alone, he donated $750,000 to the Barrow Neurological Institute.

“It’s nice to be recognized. Go Daddy is about so much more than just racy Super Bowl® commercials,” Parsons declared.

After proclaiming Parsons this year’s winner, the Arizona Business Leadership Association’s Co-Chair Jack Eberenz said, “Go Daddy is just the kind of company we would like to see other Arizona businesses emulate.”

The award presentation is scheduled for the ABL organization’s meeting, May 3. Criteria for the award include demonstrating:

How the company has shown leadership in Arizona’s business community and its own industry Strong financial growth and sustained profits for at least three fiscal years in excess of $5 million Support of business education and charitable contributions

For more information about how to attend the event, contact Michelle LaFlam, ABL Executive Director at [email protected]

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