Scottsdale, Arizona – (The Hosting News) – March 15, 2009 – Web hosting domain registrar, GoDaddy, recently participated in the 2009 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, through a sponsorship involving poker’s top players.
Go Daddy introduced Vanessa Rousso, Team PokerStars Pro, as a new Go Daddy Girl just days before the 5th annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Rousso is among 64 of the world’s elite poker professionals vying for the $1.5MM in combined prize money. Only one other woman in history has made it this far.
In this one-on-one competition, Rousso has already taken out some of the hottest names in the poker world. In the first round Rousso defeated Doyle Brunson, World Series of Poker back-to-back title winner. Rousso went on to beat Phil Ivey, Paul Wasicka and Daniel Negreanu. Next, she faces renowned Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier.
Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder at Go Daddy offered, ”Vanessa’s road to the semi-finals couldn’t have been more difficult. Go Daddy played its cards right sponsoring Vanessa and this poker tournament. Both are paying off in spades.”
Earlier this month the Go Daddy Girl won the European Poker Tournament’s ”High Roller” event in Monte Carlo, taking home nearly $1MM – the biggest single payday in her career. Rousso is one of the top female money earners on the circuit and has won some $3MM playing poker.
During the broadcast, edgy poker-themed Go Daddy commercials aired. Go Daddy Girl Vanessa Rousso, Team PokerStars Pro, were featured in the ads with Go Daddy Girl and IndyCar Series’ most popular driver, Danica Patrick, original Go Daddy Girl Candice Michelle and Go Daddy’s CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. The GoDaddy-esque ad’s cliffhanger and storyline conclusion are available at www.GoDaddy.com.
Go Daddy is a domain registration and web hosting provider , as well as new SSL certificates. Go Daddy makes getting online easy and affordable by offering products like WebSite Tonight, Go Daddy Marketplace and Quick Shopping Cart, voted most popular shopping cart in a survey by Practical eCommerce. All Go Daddy products are backed by 24/7 industry-best customer care.
Go Daddy is a 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 35 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. 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.
To learn more, please visit: www.godaddy.com.