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Go Daddy Ranks on 'Best Place to Work' List...yet Again!

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December 12, 2008; 09:51 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Phoenix Business Journal has ranked on its list of "Best Places to Work" for the fifth consecutive year. The world's largest domain name provider ranked 19 in the category for large Valley companies.

"The Best Places to Work" ranking is based on employee surveys which measure retention rate, manager effectiveness, team effectiveness, employee alignment with company goals, trust in senior leadership and trust in fellow coworkers, among other performance categories. The data is compiled by Quantum Market Research and finalists are put into categories based on company size.

The Scottsdale-based company employs more than 18-hundred people in Arizona. Go Daddy prides itself on its competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and creative perks, including the company's legendary holiday parties where CEO and Founder Bob Parsons has a reputation for giving away thousands of dollars and other prizes, such as cars, motorcycles and trips for which the company also foots the tax bill.

"It's important for us to make Go Daddy a fun and rewarding place to work," said CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. "I learned a long time ago that happy employees, who are excited about what they're doing, they perform at a higher level, which in turn allows us to deliver the best customer service in the industry."
"Our employees are the heart and soul of our operation and it's nice to be recognized," said Go Daddy Human Resources Vice-President Lane Jarvis. "We strive to create a positive, healthy environment for our employees, where successes and contributions are celebrated."

Go Daddy has received many honors as a top employer, including five consecutive years on the Best Places list and recognition from the CNN Money list of Best Perks. was also named the 2007 Arizona Business Leader of the Year and was awarded a 2008 honorable mention for the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

Go Daddy is also generous to local and national charities. In 2007, Go Daddy's philanthropic works totaled $1.4 million in donations and this year the company is on track to donate more than $1.65 million to charities, many of which help with women, children, education and health-related causes.
Go Daddy is on track for its best revenue year in the company's history. To celebrate, Parsons is hosting a spectacular holiday party for all the employees at Chase Field Saturday. Go Daddy is even flying in its out-of-state employees and their guests for the night and putting them up in a nearby hotel. Live entertainment at the big bash includes two legendary rock bands, an internationally renowned comedian, a laser show, random cash drawings, plus gifts for every one of the near 4,000 guests.

Go Daddy is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and also has offices in Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, and Tempe, as well as Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Denver, Colorado and Washington, D.C. Go Daddy is always looking for highly talented, motivated professionals to join its dynamic team and now has more than 70 open positions.

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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 32 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. To view Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons' blog, visit

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