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Scottsdale, Arizona – (The Hosting News) – April 20, 2009 – Web hosting domain registrar, Go Daddy, is sponsoring NBC’s broadcast of the National Heads-Up Poker Championship tournament, scheduled to air each Sunday through May 17.
In this tournament, Go Daddy has a true ace up its sleeve. In early March, the Internet powerhouse unveiled a new Go Daddy Girl to the world, Vanessa Rousso, Team PokerStars Pro. Rousso is not only the world’s hottest female poker player – she has already earned in excess of $2MM playing poker professionally and battles some of the biggest names in poker for the ‘big bucks’ in this one-on-one competition.
Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of Go Daddy remarked, ”Vanessa is, as they say, all in with Go Daddy baby. She brings everything you’d want to the table – she’s intellectually brilliant, sexy and as savvy a poker player as you’re going to see.”
Ms. Rousso is among this tournament’s 64 players – which include the world’s best poker professionals and card-savvy celebrity guests. It’s a virtual who’s who of poker vying head-to-head for a cool $1.5MM in combined prize money.
Jon Miller, executive vice president of NBC Sports noted, ”We couldn’t be more pleased to have as our presenting sponsor for this amazing event. Everyone knows Go Daddy only aligns itself with major sporting events and we are thrilled to be partnered on our National Heads-Up Poker Championship.”
Go Daddy filmed special poker-themed commercials in Las Vegas which are set to air during the Go Daddy-sponsored broadcasts on NBC. Look for new Go Daddy Girl Vanessa Rousso, Team PokerStars Pro, to be featured in the ads with Go Daddy Girl and IndyCar Series’ most popular driver, Danica Patrick, original Go Daddy Girl Candice Michelle and Go Daddy’s CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. You can ‘bet’ this quintessential GoDaddy-esque ad has a cliffhanger and will push viewers to see the rest of the edgy storyline at

Beyond its aggressive advertising, Go Daddy is expanding sponsorships – in many arenas – while most U.S. companies tighten belts and pull back their marketing. Just two weeks ago, during an LPGA tournament in Phoenix, Go Daddy introduced professional golfer/model, Anna Rawson, as its fourth Go Daddy Girl.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy 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 Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 34 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. During 2008, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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