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Go Daddy Tool Whisks Beginners into Blogosphere

August 15, 2007; 07:39 AM
Forget old-fashioned diaries and snail mail, the new way to communicate about your daily activities, your life or your business is to create a blog, a podcast or both online. is making it easier to do by combining two of its already popular products, Quick Blog and Quick Podcast, into one simple tool.

Quick Blogcast allows people to tell their own stories with audio, video, photos and text over the Internet, said Warren Adelman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Go Daddy, the worlds leading domain name registrar and seller of a variety of Internet products. Its a great way to let people around the corner or around the world know what you or your business are doing.

Blogging has become an increasingly popular way for people to communicate to a large audience. About 1.4 new blogs are created every second of every day, according to Technorati, a blog trend analyst that is now tracking more than 97 million blogs worldwide. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, most blog writers say they use a blog to document their personal experiences and share them with others. Some bloggers have even gained enough credibility to be regarded as news sources in areas like politics and technology.

Go Daddys new Quick Blogcast is ideal for professionals who want to share ideas or promote their companies. Its also great for those who want to publish text and syndicate audio or video content. For example, small business owners can use Quick Blogcast to turn their already-made videos into broadcasts that demonstrate and discuss their new products, with a text description of the products right next to the video. Teachers, motivational speakers and others can use Quick Blogcast to record and distribute lectures online.

Quick Blogcast was created, thanks to feedback from Go Daddy customers. It features more than 50 different design templates that can be modified and customized to reflect your personal taste. Quick Blogcast lets you blog remotely from your mobile phone or PDA. It gives you a way to weave in news stories and other content from Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds. It also allows several authors to have joint access to one blog. All of these features can help even beginning bloggers to create professional-looking Web logs.

Anyone can use Quick Blogcast to create a journal and communicate with extended family members and friends they dont get to see very often. With just a microphone, a computer and Quick Blogcast, users can create their own audio recordings to share with others over the Internet. Quick Blogcast can also help users share their home movies and videos. For example, video of a childs birthday party or footage of a family road trip can be posted with Quick Blogcast so grandparents can watch it from their own home computer miles away. The videos can also be combined with a blog, so you can read about the family trip and watch the video all in one place.

Quick Blogcast can also be used with other products from, so you can better keep in touch with friends and family. Just buy a domain name, set up a Web site and e-mail, and use QuickBlogcast to start recording your stories for broadcasting. Business owners can use the same products to improve communications with current and prospective customers.

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 Website hosting services, as well as a broad array of on-demand and other services. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 23 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every 1.3 seconds. is the worlds No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. is also rated the worlds 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.

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