The latest Netcraft report shows Go Daddy surpassed the landmark milestone and also lists Go Daddy as the number one provider of net new certificates for the month -- adding nearly 13,000 in May alone.
"While it is significant that Go Daddy has issued more than a half-million SSL certificates, there are still too many people being 'taken to the cleaners' by other providers who charge their ridiculously high prices," said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. "In this economy, businesses need to be looking for the best possible value. Think about it, Go Daddy customers receive an identical SSL product as competitors, but with outstanding customer service and for up to 15 times less the cost ... now that can make a difference."
It's that value that has propelled Go Daddy to be the fastest growing SSL provider in the world ... and it has been accomplished organically, as opposed to making competitor acquisitions.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates provide Web site security through server-to-browser encryption and keep company information, customer data, communications and financial transactions secure. All Go Daddy SSL certificates provide visitors visual reassurance through the "https" prefix and padlock icon. Extended Validation certificates also provide a green address bar or similar indicator, assuring customers the company has passed stringent vetting procedures.
All Go Daddy SSL Certificates include an unlimited server license, meaning companies can save money by purchasing a single certificate for their entire infrastructure.
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About The Go Daddy Group, Inc. 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 website 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 website hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group has more than 48 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers more than one domain name every second of every day. GoDaddy.com is the world's largest Web hosting provider and is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. In 2010, 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.