Go Daddy Provides Customers Advanced Web Site Development Capabilities With New Microsoft SQL Server Hosting Support

October 12, 2004
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (October 12, 2004) – The Go Daddy Group, Inc., parent company of GoDaddy.com, the No. 1 registrar of new domain names, today announced the release of Microsoft SQL Server support for its hosting customers using the Microsoft Windows platforms.

Go Daddy customers utilizing Microsoft SQL Server can create advanced, dynamic Web sites while hosting their e-commerce data in a secure, scalable environment. An advanced database engine coupled with simplified database administration, Microsoft SQL Server provides features welcome to Go Daddy customers looking to employ large-scale online transactional processing, data warehousing and e-commerce applications.

'The scalability of Microsoft SQL Server provides a perfect complement to our current Windows hosting environment," said Bob Parsons, president and founder of Go Daddy. 'Adding Microsoft SQL Server support, in conjunction with ASP.NET and our recent hosting upgrades, creates a foundation on which customers can build a dynamic Web site with robust security and high-availability. Those advantages, in addition to more disk space and increased monthly data transfer, are a direct response to our customers Web site business challenges."

Offered to Go Daddy's Windows Deluxe, Windows Premium and Windows Premium Plus customers, the Microsoft SQL Server support hosting is available to customers starting at $9.95 per month with 2,000 MB of disk space and 100 GB of monthly data transfer. With 200 email accounts or more included in select plans, the Microsoft SQL Server hosting is the perfect package for Web sites looking for strong visual appeal or large customer relationship management tools.

'Microsoft SQL Server allows businesses to grow their enterprises and their applications without putting a limit on their Web site, and Go Daddy supports that growth without significantly adding to businesses' costs," says Pascal Martin, General Manager of Microsoft Corp.'s Hosting and Application Solution team.

This new database offering provides Go Daddy hosting customers who want to use the robust capabilities and features of Microsoft SQL Server the advantage of Go Daddy's low-cost, high-quality hosting packages.

'Go Daddy adding Microsoft SQL Server support has enabled me to build www.pathworksenterprises.com into a more robust Web site without adding to my hosting costs," says Jim Geissler, president of Pathworks Enterprises, a Huntington Beach, Calif.-based powerwashing company. 'By offering Microsoft SQL Server support, Go Daddy enables me to create the Web site I want at a price my company can afford, and provides me the advantage of 24/7 Customer Support when I need it."

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.

The Go Daddy Group, the industry leader in new domain name registration, enables individuals and businesses to acquire, create and safeguard their unique identities and brands on the Internet by offering a complete line of web development tools including domain name registration, hosting, email systems, SSL certificates and complementary products and services. Together, The Go Daddy Group companies includes three ICANN-accredited domain name registrars: flagship domain name registrar GoDaddy.com (www.GoDaddy.com); membership-based domain name registrar Blue Razor Domains, Inc., (www.bluerazor.com) and domain reseller support organization Wild West Domains, Inc., (www.wildwestdomains.com). The Go Daddy Group also offers private domain name registration service Domains By Proxy, Inc., (www.domainsbyproxy.com); as well as SSL Certificate Authority Starfield Technologies, Inc., (www.starfieldtech.com).

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Hollie Costello
Sr. Communications Specialist
The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
480.505.8800 ext. 4435 (phone)
480.624.2598 (fax)

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