SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Go Daddy Group, Inc., parent company of GoDaddy.com, the No. 1 registrar of domain names, announced today that it will issue its Turbo SSL Certificate to bona-fide open source software projects -- at no cost. "Open source" software projects allow software developers free access to underlying software code, as well as the ability to read, redistribute, and modify the source code. Go Daddy has already issued its first free SSL Certificate to binarycloud, an open source project focused on application framework and development environments for creating large-scale PHP applications. The Turbo SSL certificates which Go Daddy will issue to open source projects -- a $29.95 value -- are issued within minutes, have 99% browser recognition, and provide 128-bit Web server security -- the highest level of encryption available on the market today. Learn more about Go Daddy's no-charge initiative for the open source community at https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/ssl/ssl_opensource.asp "Part of what binarycloud offers is highly secure authentication -- which means everything we do must be extremely secure -- especially code checkins," said Alex Black, Project Leader for binarycloud. "After researching Verisign's certificates, we decided that Go Daddy's SSL offering was superior -- well priced and simple to administer. They kindly donated an enterprise-grade SSL certificate to the project and we've used it with no problems for a variety of services on binarycloud.com. Thanks, Go Daddy!" "We are a big supporter of the open source community," added Bob Parsons, president and founder of The Go Daddy Group, Inc., recently named the fastest growing technology company (ranked # 8 overall) on the Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies. "Go Daddy offers numerous open source software applications in conjunction with our hosting plans, specifically, blogging, image galleries, content management and more. We will augment these offerings in the coming months." Go Daddy SSL certificates offer both businesses and individuals a higher level of security and privacy than typical Internet sites for online transactions where sensitive information is exchanged. Go Daddy certificates have received the WebTrust Seal of Assurance (awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (www.AICPA.org), and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (www.CICA.ca)), which guarantees that Go Daddy has met and exceeded standards in the areas of privacy, security, business practices/transaction integrity, availability, and confidentiality. About The Go Daddy Group, Inc. The Go Daddy Group, the industry leader in domain name registration, 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 hosting, email systems, SSL certificates and complementary products and services. The Go Daddy Group companies include three ICANN-accredited domain name registrars: flagship registrar GoDaddy.com (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. The Go Daddy Group registers a new domain name every 7 seconds. Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Bob Parsons http://profnet.prnewswire.com/ud_public.jsp?userid=350318 Warren Adelman http://profnet.prnewswire.com/ud_public.jsp?userid=350320
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