Go Daddy Dominates Industry Growth in SSL Certificates

April 25, 2009
April 25, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Go Daddy posted more growth as a provider of SSL certificates than any other company so far this year. In fact, according to an April 2009 Netcraft Ltd. report, Go Daddy has been the leader in industry growth for seven consecutive months.

Go Daddy provided consumers with more than 40 percent of the net-new SSL certificates found by Netcraft last month alone. According to the report, Go Daddy added nearly three times the number added by VeriSign in the same time period.

"Go Daddy has had the largest growth of any Certificate Authority for each of the last seven consecutive months," said Mike Prettejohn, Director of analyst firm Netcraft Ltd. "It has almost 25 percent of the market, achieved entirely through organic growth."

"The reason for Go Daddy's SSL success is simple. People aren't willing to waste money these days," said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. "We offer the same high-quality protection for a fraction of what other companies charge. And you can buy one SSL cert from us and use it on multiple servers. You can't get that at VeriSign."

A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate enables a browser and server to establish a secure, encrypted connection for online transactions and communications. GoDaddy.com SSL Certificates are offered in three assurance validation levels: Standard, Deluxe and Premium Extended Validation SSL.

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.

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.

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 34 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 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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