Scottsdale, Arizona – (The Hosting News) – April 29, 2008 – Web hosting domain registrar, Go Daddy, has instituted a special designated day to honor Webmasters, by declaring April 29th as Webmasters’ Day.
Most companies now consider the web site a key aspect of the business plan and bottom line success. According to IDC, two-thirds of small to medium sized business have the webmaster in-house. Webmasters are typically responsible for the content and stability of web sites. Having a good Webmaster is invaluable to any company with an online presence. GoDaddy.com has decided to build momentum toward officially honoring these critical professionals.
Bill Cullifer, Executive Director, World Organization of Webmasters noted, ”We think it’s great Webmasters are being recognized for their efforts. Webmasters are not geeks who sit in the server closet, they are integral parts of companies now. During the last ten years, the Internet changed the way we as a society interact. Webmasters are key to Internet development.”
Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of GoDaddy commented, ”The Internet wouldn’t be where it is today without this underappreciated group who keep content on the net fresh. I think a day to remind everyone of how vital Webmasters are is way overdue.”
April 29 is a time to celebrate the hard work and dedication Webmasters put in each day. Bake them a cake, give them a gift or send them an e-card. From articles to blogs, the holiday is picking up steam as a recognized holiday and the general consensus is it’s been a long time coming. It’s a move Webmasters organizations applaud and are helping publicize.
Mr. Parsons added, ”It’s just the right thing to do for our industry and for hard working Webmaster professionals. The Internet wouldn’t be where it is today without this underappreciated group who keep content on the net fresh. We hope the holiday will inspire gratitude for webmasters around the world.”
Mr. Cullifer added, ”We think it is great organizations like GoDaddy.com are recognizing webmasters for the true professionals they are. Webmasters serve their customers with a broad skill set, including strong technical, design, business and project management skills, and they play a pivotal role in any organization’s structure today.”
Anyone can go to www.GoDaddy.com/WebmastersDay and select a card to send to the person responsible for their Web site. Once you select your card, it will be automatically delivered. There is no cost, nor obligation.
Go Daddy is a provider of services designed to 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 28 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. GoDaddy.com is also the largest paid hosting provider in the world, according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2007, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.
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To learn more about Webmasters’ Day, please visit: www.godaddy.com/webmastersday.