Scottsdale, Arizona – (via THE HOSTING NEWS) – August 24, 2005 – The Go Daddy Group, Inc., parent company of GoDaddy.com, has announced that it will now include an economy email account free with every domain name purchase, renewal or transfer.
Go Daddy customers can have their own customized, “firstname.lastname@example.org” email address, which instantly affords them a distinctive, credible, and easy-to-remember presence on the web. Further details about the advantages of personalized email are available at http://www.godaddy.com/emailadvantage.asp.
Go Daddy’s economy email account is not a “watered-down” version of an existing email plan, nor was it created just for this offer. Instead, the email account now offered is Go Daddy’s existing economy package, which allows the user to send and receive email using popular email clients like Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, or Go Daddy’s exclusive “web mail” client application (which includes a “light” PDA and hand-held version for limited bandwidth situations).
Go Daddy’s economy email account is advertising-free and includes one personalized email address, 25 MB of storage, “phishing” fraud and virus protection, advanced spam filtering, 250 SMTP relays per day per email box, and a catch-all email address. Additional information can be found at www.godaddy.com/gdshop/email.asp.
Bob Parsons, President and Founder of Go Daddy commented on the new service, “By including an economy email free with every new domain purchase, registration or transfer — and regardless of domain extension — customers can abandon their non-personalized email accounts from other providers that are laden with a host of problems. A personalized email account eliminates the non-stop spam blitz — a commonplace occurrence with Yahoo! and Hotmail email accounts — as well as the possibility that an online merchant will reject your online order; after all, most Internet fraud is associated with mass-market email accounts found at Hotmail and Yahoo!. And, with personalized email, you are much less prone to phishers, pharmers, hackers and others who would do you harm on the Internet.”
“I love having my own personalized email address through Go Daddy,” said Rachael Lee of www.blakeandtaylor.com. “I always hated using Hotmail or Yahoo because it is completely impersonal. How do I even remember an email address that is rachael56903@hotmail, let alone get my friends and family to remember it? Now I have an email address that means something to me, my friends and family. Best of all, it was free with my domain — not only can I now set up my family website, which I’ve been longing to do, but I don’t have to deal with tons of advertisements that I have no interest in.”
An economy email account is also included with new domain registrations, transfers and renewals at Go Daddy’s other ICANN-accredited (and membership-based) registrar, Blue Razor Domains, Inc. Wild West Domains resellers (Go Daddy’s third ICANN-accredited registrar) also have the option of offering their customers the economy email package free with new domain registrations, transfers and renewals.