The Go Daddy Group, Inc., parent company of GoDaddy.com, the No. 1
registrar of domain names, announced today that in less than a year
since entering the Secure Certificate market, it has grown to become
the fourth largest group provider of Secure Certificates worldwide.
Go Daddy’s market share growth was measured by Netcraft LTD (www.netcraft.com),
which, since 1995, has been a globally respected authority on market
share for hosting, encrypted transactions, e-commerce and more.
Go Daddy’s February 2005 sales were up over 237%, compared to April
2004. In January of this year, Netcraft reported that Go Daddy had
experienced the largest monthly gain in the number of issued Secure
Certificates worldwide. Netcraft also found that Go Daddy’s growth in
new certificates led the second- fastest growing Certificate Authority
by more than 60%.
“We are extremely pleased with our growth in this sector,” said Bob
Parsons, president and founder of Go Daddy. “During the past year, we
worked very hard to offer a variety of Secure Certificate products
designed to meet the various needs of consumers; and we also worked
very hard to ensure that all of our Secure Certificate products are
easy to use, affordable, and come with unparalleled customer service.
The statistics reported by Netcraft earlier this month, as well as its
data from earlier this year, confirms that our hard work has paid off,
and that we have the best value proposition when it comes to Secure
Certificates. Of course, we will continue to improve all of our Secure
Certificate products based on customer feedback and market demands.”
Added Bill Dawson, Network Manager of Mizuno USA, Inc., (www.mizuno.com),
“Mizuno USA, Inc. has been a Go Daddy customer for several years now.
Our positive past experience naturally lead us to Go Daddy when we
needed a certificate quickly for a secure portal application. After
verifying Go Daddy’s certificate services carried the WebTrust seal, we
compared prices and issuance times with a certificate purchase we made
from a competitor. The Go Daddy cert cost less than half the
competitor’s and we received it in less than half the time. Go Daddy
makes our jobs here at Mizuno USA a whole lot easier.” Mizuno USA, Inc.
is an international sports equipment manufacturer, whose golf clubs
were recently named the Winner of the 2005 “Editors’ Choice” award from