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Go Daddy SSL Market Share Hits All-Time High

August 18, 2008; 08:40 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Go Daddy now holds a 20.5 percent share of the SSL market, according to a leading industry analyst firm. This is significant on its own, but especially impressive considering Go Daddy began offering SSL Certs only a little more than four years ago. Unlike other leading SSL providers, Go Daddy achieved the milestone through pure organic growth, meaning it was not artificially cultivated with mergers or acquisitions.

SSL Certs (Secure Sockets Layer Certificates) are critical when it comes to protecting sensitive information online.

"Our market share has grown so fast for one simple reason," said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. "Our SSL Certs have all the functionality our higher-priced competitors offer - but at a fraction of the cost! Think about it, if you can get the identical product for a much lower price, backed by world-class support, why wouldn't you? That's why we have grown, month after month after month."

Analysts also point out how the Go Daddy growth has been noticeably strong and steady.

"Go Daddy has increased its SSL market share every single month since June 2007," said Mike Prettejohn, Director of analyst firm Netcraft Ltd. "In the space of just one year, Go Daddy's SSL certificates have grown by more than 80 percent."

In the August Netcraft report, Go Daddy tracked the largest absolute growth, gaining 8,693 SSL Certificates. Go Daddy is the leader for Web sites hosted with SSL Certificates as well and is the world's second largest SSL provider.

SSL Certs enable a browser and server to establish a secure, encrypted connection and is the de facto standard for protecting sensitive information from identity theft, hacking and tampering. Businesses, for example, rely on SSL Certificates to stop hackers from accessing credit card information during online transactions.

Growing businesses can also leverage Go Daddy's generous policy when it comes to using SSL Certs. Most competitors require a new license for each server on which a certificate is installed. Go Daddy allows companies to purchase one certificate and use it on every server hosting the domain. This potentially saves owners of high traffic Web sites thousands of dollars. offers SSL Certificates with three assurance validation levels: Standard, Deluxe and Premium with Extended Validation. All Go Daddy certificates offer up to 256-bit encryption and are backed with unparalleled 24/7 customer support.

Go Daddy is the world's leading domain name registrar as well. In June, Go Daddy made Internet history, hitting the 30 million domain name mark. Go Daddy is now three times the size of its closest registrar competitor and is also one of the top Web host companies in the world.

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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 plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 30 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. 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 2007, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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