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To better serve its small business customers, GoDaddy acquires cloud-based, small business accounting software company Outright.com.

2012

GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons donates $1 Million to the University of Baltimore to establish the Bob 'GoDaddy' Parsons Professorship of Digital Communication, Commerce and Culture.

Recognizing India's importance as a technology market, GoDaddy continues its global expansion by opening GoDaddy India.

GoDaddy's Hosting Connection surpasses a milestone - more than 2 million WordPress® Installations.

GoDaddy is honored as the "2012 Customer Service Department of the Year in Computer Services" by the Stevie® Awards.

Danica Patrick makes her NASCAR® Sprint Cup debut, driving the No. 10 GoDaddy car in the 2012 Daytona 500.

For the 2nd year in a row, GoDaddy is honored as a finalist for having one of the IT industry's "Best Security Team" at the 15th annual SC Magazine® Awards.

GoDaddy's 2012 Super Bowl® commercial was the 1st to engage smartphone users with a Quick Response (QR) Code in the ad, "Cloud." Viewers scanned the code with their smartphones to see the Internet-Only version of "Cloud." The QR code paid off as more viewers than ever visited GoDaddyMobile.com.

GoDaddy's "Body Paint" Super Bowl® Ad accounts for a huge Internet spike during the game that coincides with a peak point in Web traffic, according to Akamai. GoDaddy also broke its own records for sales during the Big Game and rocketed past the 10 million customer mark.

Geek News Central says: "If you go a buy a GoDaddy Web Hosting® account, you are going to be very happy with the service."

GoDaddy is a 2012 Fortune 100® "Best Companies to Work For" honoree. We were selected because of our outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie.

GoDaddy's Mobile App surpasses a new milestone - more than 1 million downloads worldwide. The App is the 1st ever released by a domain name registrar.

GoDaddy signs new IndyCar® Star, 2012 Rookie-of-the-Year, James Hinchcliffe. "Hinch" will drive the No. 27 GoDaddy Chevrolet for the Andretti® Autosport team, replacing Danica Patrick.

GoDaddy's Arizona, Iowa & Denver offices are honored with the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

2011

GoDaddy names Warren Adelman as new CEO. Founder Bob Parsons is now Executive Chairman.

GoDaddy officially enters a strategic partnership with KKR, Silver Lake & TCV. The partnership creates a vibrant technology company poised to expand farther & faster internationally.

Hitting a major Internet milestone, The GoDaddy Group, Inc. exceeds 50 million total domain names under management.

For an eighth consecutive year, GoDaddy is ranked on Inc. magazine's "Inc. 500/5000". The list is comprised of the nation's fastest-growing privately held companies.

GoDaddy confirms its commitment to IndyCar, signing three generations of the Andretti family - Mario, Michael & Marco - as spokespeople in a two-year sponsorship deal.

GoDaddy CEO & Founder Bob Parsons and GoDaddy Girl Danica Patrick announce Danica's full-time move to the NASCAR® Nationwide series for 2012.

GoDaddy CEO & Founder Bob Parsons and his wife Renee visit Haiti to distribute medical supplies.

GoDaddy donates nearly $2.5 million to help fund the fight against Parkinson's disease.

GoDaddy Girl® Danica Patrick makes NASCAR® history, finishing 4th in a national series race - the best finish ever by a female driver.

Hitting a major milestone, GoDaddy surpasses the 3,000 employee mark & announces

GoDaddy is honored as having the IT industry's "Best Security Team" at the 14th annual SC Magazine Awards.

In one of two Super Bowl ads, GoDaddy unveils it highly-anticipated GoDaddy.CO Girl™, iconic comedienne Joan Rivers.

GoDaddy CEO & Founder Bob Parsons and Renee LaBelle Parsons present a $500,000 donation.

2010

GoDaddy hosts NASCAR® Fan 1st event at Chase Field in Phoenix with GoDaddy Drivers Danica Patrick & Mark Martin.

GoDaddy celebrates its 10th anniversary as a domain name registrar.

GoDaddy's expansion into Asia includes adding singer and actress Ella Koon as a GoDaddy Girl®.

GoDaddy announces health and wellness coach Jillian Michaels as the newest GoDaddy Girl®.

Arizona Senior Senator John McCain conducts a Town Hall with GoDaddy employees.

GoDaddy expands operations again -- this time in Iowa.

GoDaddy purchases the three-building complex that houses its Scottsdale headquarters.

GoDaddy gave away more than $250K in cash & prizes for its "Create Your Own Commercial Contest"...

GoDaddy is the world's largest web hosting provider.

GoDaddy testifies before the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China...

The GoDaddy Group exceeds 40 million total domain names under management.

GoDaddy Girl Danica Patrick makes her stock car debut with a fifth-place finish...

GoDaddy announces its advertising in the Super Bowl for the sixth consecutive year.

GoDaddy CEO & Founder, Bob Parsons, donates $500,000 to support relief efforts after devastating Haiti earthquake.

GoDaddy unveils one of its two 2010 Super Bowl ads, called "Movies" on nationally-syndicated entertainment program, "Inside Edition."

GoDaddy brings Danica Patrick into NASCAR® Nationwide Series driving the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevy.

GoDaddy CEO and Founder, Bob Parsons, donated $500,000 to create the Danica Patrick GoDaddy Domestic Violence Center, a special wing at the UMOM New Day Center.

2009

GoDaddy held its annual holiday party at a cost of more than $3 million, with prizes awarded to numerous employees.

GoDaddy announces its Primary Sponsorship of Andretti Autosport driver & GoDaddy Girl Danica Patrick for IndyCar through 2012.

GoDaddy CEO & Founder, Bob Parsons, marries Renee LaBelle in Keswick, VA.

GoDaddy announces 2010 NASCAR® plans -- continuing partnership with Hendrick Motorsports.

GoDaddy expands further into the UK with a new European Data Center located in the Netherlands.

GoDaddy is going international with its newest GoDaddy Girl Marina Orlova.

Keselowski scored his second win in the #88 GoDaddy Chevrolet at the first ever NASCAR® race in Iowa.

Brad Keselowski drives the #88 GoDaddy Chevrolet to a dramatic victory in Dover.

GoDaddy Girl Anna Rawson films her first-ever GoDaddy commercial called "GoDaddy Genie."

GoDaddy Girl Danica Patrick makes history at the Indy 500 with the best ever finish by a woman (3rd place).

GoDaddy wins "Best Employee Perks" category in AZCentral.com's BEST 3rd Annual Reader's Choice Awards.

GoDaddy inks deal with ABC as broadcast sponsor of the Indy 500 Race for the 3rd consecutive year.

Poltical consultant James Carville visits GoDaddy & appears as a guest on Radio GoDaddy.

CEO & Founder Bob Parsons announces the newest GoDaddy Girl, Anna Rawson, professional golfer & model.
(Sponsorship ended 3/22/2010)

GoDaddy announces new GoDaddy Girl, Vanessa Rousso, Professional Poker Player.

GoDaddy sponsors Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski & Mark Martin in NASCAR® partnership with Hendrick Motorsports & JR Motorsports.

GoDaddy expands its office space with an additional 21,000 square foot facility in Scottsdale, Ariz.

GoDaddy's Super Bowl commercials help boost sales statistics and the company sets records for new customers and total orders.

GoDaddy earns the coveted crown of "Most Watched" Super Bowl commercial for its "Baseball/Enhancement" ad, according to TiVo, Inc.

In a last-minute decision, GoDaddy purchases a second Super Bowl spot...

GoDaddy purchases a Super Bowl spot for the fifth consecutive year -- the network approves two GoDaddy ads for the Super Bowl.

GoDaddy Group surpasses 35 million total domain names under management -- three times the size of closest competitor.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. visits GoDaddy corporate headquarters, with a surprise visit from Danica Patrick.

Photo: Dale Earnhardt Jr., GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons & Danica Patrick

GoDaddy registers a domain name every second of every day.

GoDaddy is the world's #1 provider of new SSL Certificates.

2008

Ron Fellows wins in Canada while driving the #5 GoDaddy Chevrolet.

GoDaddy CEO & Founder, Bob Parsons, accepts an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Baltimore.

Danica Patrick wins her first race as an IndyCar driver in Motegi, Japan.

GoDaddy creates 1st Web Professionals' Day.

GoDaddy works with Congress to get the "Protect Our Children Act of 2008" signed into law.

GoDaddy works with Congress to get "The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act" signed into law.

GoDaddy has more than 6.3 million active customers.

Prince Andrew visits GoDaddy corporate headquarters.

President Warren Adelman with His Royal Highness Prince Andrew

"Spot On" is created -- inviting viewers to GoDaddy to see the rejected ad.

GoDaddy decides to advertise in the Super Bowl but Fox rejects "Exposure" ad.

GoDaddy announces joint venture to manage .ME domain name extention.

GoDaddy becomes second-largest SSL Certificate provider in the world.

GoDaddy sponsors NASCAR® driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Amanda Beard is announced as the newest GoDaddy Girl.
(Sponsorship ended 12/31/08)

2007

GoDaddy sponsors All-Pro Receiver Chad Johnson. (Sponsorship ended 2/15/08)

GoDaddy Group surpasses 4 million active customers and more than 24 million total domain names under management.

Bob Parsons accepts the Business Leader of the Year Award.

GoDaddy expands operations to Denver, Colorado.

GoDaddy is recognized as the "Most Innovative Company" in Arizona by the Arizona Corporate Excellence Committee.

GoDaddy makes multiple trips to Washington, D.C. to testify in front of Congress on behalf of Internet users.

GoDaddy signs on with ABC to be the broadcast sponsor of the Indy 500 Race.

After 3 revisions -- GoDaddy is again approved to advertise in the Super Bowl.

Jan 2007 -- Expanded operations to Tempe, Arizona.


Photo: Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman joins GoDaddy President Warren Adelman in opening the new facility

GoDaddy sponsors IndyCar® driver Danica Patrick.

GoDaddy group surpasses 3 million active customers and more than 14 million total domain names...

Warren Adelman is appointed President of GoDaddy; Bob Parsons is named CEO.

GoDaddy submits 14 versions of its Super Bowl commercial before it is approved by ABC TV.

2006

GoDaddy is the No. 1 registrar of net new domain names...

The GoDaddy Group purchases a $9.5 million facility...


Photo: Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon joins Bob Parsons to celebrate the grand opening of the facility

2005

Fox TV Network pulls the commercial before it airs a 2nd time. Censorship controversy ensues.

GoDaddy launches a wide-ranging traditional media advertising campaign...

For the 4th consecutive year, GoDaddy is the No. 1 registrar of net new domains registered, according to Name Intelligence.

2004

The GoDaddy Group CEO & Founder, Bob Parsons, debuts an atypical CEO blog...

The GoDaddy Group exceeds 2 million customers and 6 million total domains under management.

For the 3rd consecutive year, GoDaddy is the No. 1 registrar of net new domains registered, according to Name Intelligence.

2003

Starfield Technologies, Inc., GoDaddy's Research and Development arm and Secure Certificate Authority, is formed.

Blue Razor Domains, a 3rd ICANN-accredited registrar, is formed as a membership-based, volume discount registration company.

For the 2nd consecutive year, GoDaddy is the No. 1 registrar in net new domains registered.

Domains By Proxy, Inc., a private domain registration company, is formed, a "first-of-its-kind" service in the industry.

Wild West Domains, Inc., a second ICANN-accredited registrar, is formed as a reseller program...

2002

Company relocates to its current Scottsdale, AZ facility, now the corporate headquarters.

GoDaddy is the No. 1 registrar in net new domains registered, according to Name Intelligence.


Photo: GoDaddy's website in 2001

2001

GoDaddy Software becomes an ICANN-accredited registrar.

WebSite Complete, one of the first do-it-yourself website creation tools, is launched.

Company is renamed GoDaddy Software, Inc., and is found online at www.GoDaddy.com.

2000
1999

Jomax launches custom website development services.

Jomax Technologies, which would later become GoDaddy Software, is founded by Bob Parsons.


Photo: Founder Bob Parsons contemplates the best direction for company

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