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GoDaddy expands into Denver

Tue, 11th September 2007, 13:36

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 10, 2007) – GoDaddy.com, one of the best-known names on the Internet, is opening a new facility in Denver. The move means immediate employment opportunities for software developers and gives Go Daddy the benefit of tapping the Denver community’s renowned talent pool.

“This just made sense for us and for our customers,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “We have more than 220 award-winning developers working in our Arizona and Iowa offices right now. As we continue to grow, we need to expand our development teams and Denver is a great place to recruit new talent.”

Parsons is proud of the fact Go Daddy creates, maintains and owns substantially all the technology behind its 37 product offerings. Go Daddy is the world’s largest domain name registrar and has a portfolio more than twice the size of its closest rival in the intensely competitive tech industry. The company’s Web site, GoDaddy.com, is a one-stop shop where people can buy everything they need to create and maintain an online presence.

Go Daddy was honored just last week as the “Most Innovative Company” by the Arizona Corporate Excellence organization. Parsons was also named Arizona’s “Business Leader of the Year” in 2007.

Go Daddy enjoys a rich employment history. Since 2004, the company has made the Phoenix area’s list of “Best Places to Work” every year. Go Daddy also ranked in a recent CNN Money list of “Best Employee Perks” because Parsons routinely rewards top performers with unusual gifts like cash, cars and exotic trips, and has even paid people’s mortgages for an entire year. The outspoken CEO insists on footing the tax bill because, as he says, “an employee shouldn’t be penalized for the perk.”

Parsons also refuses to offshore or out source a single job, in order to maintain high-quality customer service. With business booming, Go Daddy already has nearly 1,800 employees. The Scottsdale-based company already has five facilities in Arizona, which include locations in Phoenix, Tempe and Gilbert, as well as an office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a full-time presence in Washington, D.C.

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 Web site 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. GoDaddy.com is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. GoDaddy.com is also rated the world's 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.