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Scottsdale, Arizona – (The Hosting News) – May 19, 2009 – Web hosting domain registrar, GoDaddy, has awarded participants in its SmartSpace web site building contest with generous cash prizes.
Go Daddy created SmartSpace as a very affordable web site building tool that quickly and easily allows a domain name to be transformed into a web site – packed with a person’s favorite content in just a few clicks.

Jerry Fleming’s DenverSportsBlog.com is an example of how the software can be utilized. Mr. Fleming had been looking for a way to turn his passion for the Denver sports scene into an online business, but he couldn’t figure out how to make it happen until he discovered SmartSpace.

Mr. Fleming explained, ”Before I started using Go Daddy, I had great ideas but no way to put them together. With SmartSpace, I put together a professional-looking site quickly and with no graphic design schooling. What started as a fun side project now has paid advertisers and regular contributors.”

Mr. Fleming earned $5,000 simply for telling that story and entering Go Daddy’s SmartSpace contest.

In March and April, Go Daddy put out the call asking the company’s SmartSpace users to describe the creative ways they have used the Web builder and then awarded $25,000 in prize money for the most creative submissions. Fleming and 12 other SmartSpace customers won.

Go Daddy’s SmartSpace was developed to make creating a personal or potentially profit-making web site simple for anyone with a Go Daddy domain name. SmartSpace customers can personalize their Web site with photos, videos, blogs, RSS feeds, even material from social media sites like Digg, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of Go Daddy explained, ”It was impressive to see all the different uses of SmartSpace people submitted for our contest. As easy as this is to use, anyone who ever wanted a web site, but was worried about having to be tech savvy to get it done, can just throw those worries out the window.”

In all, three grand prize winners were awarded $5,000 each. Another 10 runners-up were awarded $1,000 each. Go Daddy awarded all 13 winners free use of SmartSpace for life’

Grand Prize Winners include:

– DenverSportsBlog.com
– ShirleyHank.com
– oNoItsMatt.com

Top 10 Runners-Up:

– CookingWithJolene.com
– WaltPitts.com
– McNeillies.info
– GarnaModa.com
– JohnnyLozoya.com
– BillyWillis.com
– CheeseInTheDesert.com
– RonChambers.me
– Alabamilton.com
– ConnectWithMegan.com

Go Daddy is a leader in domain registration, web hosting, design and new SSL certificates, which are used to keep web sites secure. Go Daddy offers 50+ products backed by 24/7 industry-best customer care to make enhancing your image online quick, easy and affordable.

Go Daddy is a 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 35 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. GoDaddy.com is also rated the world’s largest hostname provider according to Netcraft Ltd. 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.

For more information about SmartSpace, please visit: www.godaddy.com/gdshop/domains/landing.asp.

To learn more about GoDaddy, please visit: www.GoDaddy.com.

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