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GoDaddy.com sends $500,000 check to Hope for Haiti

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 13, 2010) – Go Daddy announced Wednesday that it will donate $500,000 to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Go Daddy’s CEO and Founder Bob Parsons initiated the move immediately after learning about the high magnitude earthquake in Haiti.

“The moment we saw the news, we knew we had to help,” Parsons said. “This devastating earthquake killed thousands and thousands of people and conditions for survivors are deplorable. Those of us not affected by this disaster need to step up. We at Go Daddy feel it’s our duty to lead the way.”

On Wednesday, GoDaddy.com sent a check for $500,000 to Hope for Haiti, an organization committed to making a difference in Haiti by focusing on education, nutrition and healthcare.

“We’re overwhelmed by Go Daddy’s quick response and generous contribution,” said Hope for Haiti Executive Director Elizabeth Davison. “We plan to use this money to help rebuild the hospital and the orphanage in Port-au-Prince.”

GoDaddy.com is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is the world’s largest domain name registrar and a leading Web hosting provider. The Web giant is bigger than its five closest competitors combined and in spite of its reputation for edgy commercials, GoDaddy.com has leveraged its success to help others again and again over the years.

In fact, GoDaddy.com has a history of jumping in to help generate financial support for victims of natural disasters, including contributions to Thailand tsunami victims in 2004, Katrina hurricane victims in 2005 and Iowa flood victims in 2008. Last year alone, GoDaddy.com donated nearly $2.5 million to a wide variety of charities, including those aimed at medical research, domestic violence and education.

GoDaddy.com has more than 7.5 million customers around the world, including in Haiti.

To learn more about GoDaddy.com’s charitable efforts, visit the Go Daddy Cares Web page.

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