New strategic partnership unveiled with YesDirect®
Scottsdale, AZ - December 21, 2005 - GoDaddy.com®, the No. 1 registrar of domain names worldwide, both in terms of new daily registrations and domains under management, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with YesDirect®, a targeted online traffic and business solutions provider.
The deal allows Go Daddy® to sell YesDirect's portfolio of premium domain names on the Domain Name Aftermarket™, Go Daddy's domain auction house. The Domain Name Aftermarket provides customers a safe, secure and easy-to-use marketplace to either bid on a domain name or post a domain for sale. Much like a real estate listing service, the Domain Name Aftermarket receives a commission percentage on each auctioned name.
Prior to the partnership, the Domain Name Aftermarket was populated with approximately 100,000 domain names. These domains were either registered with Go Daddy and had recently expired or were domains that owners had brought to the site to be listed for auction. YesDirect brings to the Domain Name Aftermarket a portfolio of more than 600,000 domain names.
"Top-notch domain names will sell at an unbelievable premium," said Bob Parsons, GoDaddy.com founder and president. "Some of these domains have the potential to fetch prices in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. By partnering with YesDirect, we have tremendously increased the value of our domain auction site, while our new partners have increased their exposure."
"YesDirect offers Go Daddy visitors the best opportunity to find the right name to establish an online presence," said Jeffrey Bennett, YesDirect president and CEO. "Working with Go Daddy is a natural extension of our intent to partner with industry leaders."
To see the domain names available for auction, visit www.tdnam.com.
About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy Software® is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar both in terms of new registrations and domains under management. Go Daddy Software 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, domain auctions and appraisals, and complementary products and services. The Go Daddy Group includes three ICANN-accredited domain name registrars: flagship registrar GoDaddy.com, the world’s No. 1 registrar both in terms of new daily registrations and domains under management (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 registration services 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 or renews a domain name every 3 seconds.
About YesDirect Inc.
YesDirect (http://www.YesDirect.com) leads the direct navigation market, with primary traffic from more than 20 million unique visitors each month. The company has developed a network of more than 90 vertical portals that deliver targeted results to consumers in categories that include travel, finance, dating, health, shopping, technology and many more.
YesDirect also helps business owners develop their online presence through sales of premium domain names. We also cross sell related business services such as domain registration, business class web hosting, personalized email, DNS, and domain transfer, renewal services and other offerings.
Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, YesDirect continues to leverage its strong financial position, industry experts, focus on customer support, and proprietary technologies to deliver targeted results to consumers and businesses.