GO DADDY CARES SETS COMPANY RECORD FOR PHILANTHROPY
World's Largest Web Hosting Company Breaks Its Own Charitable Donations Record
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 19, 2011) - It's only the month of May and Go Daddy has already donated more money to
charities in 2011 than it did in all of last year. Go Daddy Cares, the philanthropic division for the world's
largest Web hosting provider
and domain name registrar , surpassed
the $4.2 million dollar mark at last weekend's Make-A-Wish Ball in Scottsdale. Last year, Go Daddy Cares donated a total of $3.4 million to various causes around the world.
"We believe it is our duty to make a difference in our community and we have fun doing it," said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. "Go Daddy has always stepped up to help those less
fortunate ... and as Go Daddy grows more successful, our donations get bigger and bigger too. We hope other companies will be inspired to step
up and share the wealth. It's just the right thing to do."
Go Daddy is based in Ariz. and also has facilities in Asia, Europe and Canada, as well as Iowa, Colorado and
Washington, D.C. The company has grown to serve more than nine million customers worldwide, in large part because of its industry-best
"We serve our customers and our communities," said Go Daddy Vice President of Corporate Events and
Community Outreach Renee Parsons. "This year, we have been focused on helping primarily women and children in need of education and
healthcare. I can tell you every penny counts."
Go Daddy is currently offering customers a chance to make a difference by donating a few cents each time they make a purchase.
The "Round Up for Charity" initiative is Go Daddy's online fund-raising drive that allows customers to round up their
purchase amount to the nearest dollar. Right now, the spare change is going to a Florida organization called Hope for Haiti.
So far, customers have kicked in more than $25,000. During a recent humanitarian mission to the earthquake ravaged country
of Haiti, the outspoken Go Daddy CEO announced Go Daddy will match every customer donation made in
the "Round Up," bringing the total to date to $50,000, which will be added to the more
than $1 million already given to Hope for Haiti.
Go Daddy Cares has a history of delivering much needed help to people all around the globe. Over the years, Go Daddy has helped hurricane
victims in New Orleans, flood victims in Iowa and Tennessee, tsunami victims in Indonesia as well as domestic violence victims and AIDS
patients in Ariz. For a look at the wide variety of Go Daddy charities and to see how you can help,
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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 website 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 website hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo
hosting. The Go Daddy Group has more than 48 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers,
renews or transfers more than one domain name every second of every day. GoDaddy.com is the world's
largest web hosting provider and is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name
Intelligence, Inc. In 2010, 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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