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Go Daddy Records Phenomenal Growth with SSL Certificates

February 23, 2009; 10:22 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Go Daddy is achieving monumental growth with its SSL certificate sales, and now has more than a 65 percent market share on all net-new SSL Certificates worldwide.

In the February Netcraft Ltd. report, the leading industry analyst states Go Daddy issued 9,500 SSL certificates in a one month period.

“I think the reason for our growth is simple,” said CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “Our certs are priced right, and they are as good as or better than any on the market. Why would anyone pay more than four times the price for the very same thing?”

Go Daddy SSL Certificates offer the same functionality and the same top-notch security as higher priced competitors – but at Go Daddy it costs one-fourth the price and comes with industry-best support.

Cost is a logical reason why the ‘old guard’ provider is losing ground each time a new survey publishes. Right now, VeriSign not only charges more than four times as much as Go Daddy for an SSL Certificate, but VeriSign also requires customers to purchase a cert for each server being used. All Go Daddy certificates include an unlimited server license, meaning one Certificate can be used on multiple servers, potentially saving companies thousands of dollars above and beyond the base price.

A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate enables encryption of online transactions and communications. SSL Certificates are offered in three assurance validation levels: Standard, Deluxe and Premium Extended Validation SSL.

Go Daddy is the largest hosting provider of secure Web sites in the world, in addition to being the world’s top domain name registrar.

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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 33 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 2008, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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The Go Daddy Group, Inc., Scottsdale
Nick Fuller/Communications Manager
480-505-8800 ext. 4435
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