Jacksonville, Florida – (The Hosting News) – January 21, 2009 – Web hosting and Internet services company, Web.com, Inc., and web hosting domain registrar, The Go Daddy Group, have entered into a settlement and patent cross-licensing agreement.
The confidential settlement and patent cross-license agreement fully resolves the lawsuit Web.com filed against Go Daddy in 2006 alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,789,103, 6,842,769, 6,868,444 and 6,654,804.
Under the agreement, Web.com and Go Daddy are granting each other a non-exclusive cross-license covering the parties’ respective patent portfolios, including all patents that may in the future issue from pending applications.The remaining terms of the agreement are confidential.
Other web hosting and domain registration companies licensing Web.com’s patents and intellectual property include Register.com and Hostopia. Web.com has 21 patents related to its proprietary technology and business processes.
GoDaddy is a provider of services designed to enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. GoDaddy 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 GoDaddy Group, Inc. has more than 28 million domain names under management. GoDaddy 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 GoDaddy 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.
Web.com, formerly Interland, Inc., offers do-it-yourself and professional website design, website hosting, ecommerce, web marketing, developer hosting, and e-mail resources, since 1995. Web.com offers proprietary, point-and-click technologies and expert support professionals to ensure simplicity and ease-of-use at every step of the process. Distribution Partners include: Yellow Pages directories, broadband services, telecommunications, retail, and others. Strategic distribution partners include: R.H. Donnelley, Dex Media, EarthLink, British Telecom, Terra Lycos, Thomas Publishing, Ambassador Yellow Pages, Hawaiian Telcom, Encore Software, Office Depot, CompUSA, Amazon.com, and Monster Worldwide. Technology Partners include: Cisco, Compaq, Foundry Networks, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Lycos, Macromedia, Miva, Microsoft, Network Associates, Openwave, PayPal, RealNetworks, Red Hat, Staples, Sun Microsystems, VeriSign, Verizon, VERITAS, Yahoo, and WebTrends.
Web.com has been honored with the following accolades:
- Deloitte, Technology Fast 50 Winner, 2005 and 2006
- Excellence in Technology 2005 Awards – Ecommerce, SmallBusinessComputing.com
- # 12 on Deloitte’s 2004 Technology Fast 500
- #1 Web Design, Development and Services Company 2005, Atlanta Business Chronicle
- Frost and Sullivan Market Leadership Award 2003
- Who’s Who in Technology 2003 and 2004, Atlanta Business Chronicle
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