Web Hosting Provider Go Daddy SSL Market Share Reaching New Heights

January 6, 2010
January 6, 2010 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Go Daddy's SSL business is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. The world's largest domain name registrar and fastest growing SSL provider issues nearly half of all net new SSL certificates by offering a quality SSL at the lowest possible price, all backed-up by industry-best customer support.

During the past month, Go Daddy added twice as many SSL certificates than any other company and nearly three times the amount of current market share leader VeriSign. As a result, VeriSign's market share dropped, paving the way for Go Daddy's share to increase to more than two-thirds of VeriSign's for the first time. In September, Netcraft LTD projected the Go Daddy SSL market share to converge with VeriSign's in early 2011.

Companies of any size, from small businesses to Fortune 500, trust Go Daddy SSL Certificates to protect their customers, employees and internal data. Microsoft selected Go Daddy to provide Secure Certificates for their Windows Home Server, which helps people protect, organize and share digital content.

"You have to have a secure Web site to do business online," said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. "Companies are smart enough to know they can get a world-class SSL from Go Daddy, and also provide peace of mind to their customers for a fraction of the cost."

Go Daddy SSL Certificates offer the same functionality and the same top-notch security as higher priced competitors, but Go Daddy's cost significantly less and come with Go Daddy's superior customer support.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates provide Web site security through server-to-browser encryption and keep company information, customer data, communications and financial transactions secure. The visual reassurance customers and employers see with an SSL certificate - "https" prefix and padlock icon - lets them know they are working with a legitimate company and their information is safe.

With the Internet and e-commerce expected to continue growing, businesses have to provide security to their customers. ComScore reports online shopping during the 2009 holiday season reached $27 billion - a five percent increase over this period last year.

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 38 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. 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 2009, 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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