Go Daddy Selects SWsoft to Power New Web Hosting Solutions

January 10, 2005

Top Registrar Expands World-Class Web Hosting Options with Addition of Virtuozzo™ and Plesk™ Powered Dedicated Servers

Herndon, VA and Scottsdale, Ariz.— January 10, 2005 –Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced that Go Daddy, the fastest growing ICANN-accredited domain registrar with more than 6.8 million domains under management, has selected Virtuozzo and Plesk solutions to power its new VPS powered dedicated hosting offerings. The Virtuozzo powered VPS will be integrated with the Plesk control panel for better ease of use and functionality.

“We want our customers to be as satisfied with our Web hosting solutions as with our domain registration services,” said Bob Parsons, president and founder of The Go Daddy Group. “SWsoft’s new Virtuozzo powered dedicated servers combined with Plesk, now provide Go Daddy customers with the most flexible and advanced solution available at a price they can afford.”

“Go Daddy has created a remarkable success-story in building the fastest growing registrar company and the infrastructure to support such growth,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO and president. “We are pleased to work with Go Daddy to provide our innovative hosting automation solutions to help catapult its Web hosting business to the same level of success as its domain registrar business. Service providers are now able to offer a variety of new services on Linux or Windows with Plesk, Virtuozzo and more.”

GoDaddy.com provides a world-class hosting data center with 24/7 physical security, best of breed network infrastructure and security, as well as complete back-up, restore and disaster recovery capabilities. In addition, the company provides a complete suite of products and services that simplify and enhance the Internet experience, including domain name registration, hosting and email systems, secure SSL certificates and more.

Virtuozzo™ is the most pervasive production virtualization software available. Virtuozzo is the ideal virtualization solution for servers by providing isolated partitioning of physical servers to share hardware, software licenses and management tools. SWsoft's low-overhead VPS technology offers Dynamic Partitioning, Resource Management, OS Virtualization and Mass Management for hosting service providers. With over 500 customers worldwide and 200,000 VPSs in production, Virtuozzo is a proven and trusted solution.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is the recognized leader in automation and server virtualization software for hosting service companies, communications providers, and enterprises. The company powers more than 70,000 servers for customers in over 100 countries. SWsoft's products deliver industry-leading performance, stability and manageability for its customers to increase flexibility and utilization of their limited IT resources. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, with offices around the world; SWsoft is a privately held, profitable company, offering comprehensive solutions including: Plesk, Virtuozzo, PEM, HSPcomplete and SiteBuilder. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.sw-soft.com.

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
The Go Daddy Group, the industry leader in domain name registration, enables individuals and businesses to acquire, create and safeguard their unique identities and brands on the Internet by offering a complete line of web development tools including domain name registration, hosting, email systems, SSL certificates and complementary products and services. Together, The Go Daddy Group family of companies includes three ICANN-accredited domain name registrars: flagship registrar GoDaddy.com (www.GoDaddy.com); membership-based registrar Blue Razor Domains, Inc., (www.BlueRazor.com) and reseller registrar Wild West Domains, Inc., (www.WildWestDomains.com). The Go Daddy Group also offers private domain name registrations through Domains By Proxy, Inc., (www.domainsbyproxy.com); as well as SSL Certificates through its SSL Certificate Authority, Starfield Technologies, Inc., (www.starfieldtech.com). The Go Daddy Group registers a domain name every 7 seconds.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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