SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy.com(R), a leading global Web hosting provider, introduces a new hosting community, Metropolis. The new hosting community allows anyone with a Go Daddy(R) Web hosting account to install, manage, rate and review third-party hosted applications, offering a personal touch in the big-city hosting world. At launch, Metropolis offers more than 30 free software titles for immediate installation to Linux(R) or Windows(R) based hosting accounts. From blogs and forums to galleries and wikis, users learn about software options from other community members and share their experience with reviews and ratings. Users can explore and research each application and easily find where other Go Daddy users have found success. With Metropolis, Go Daddy brings together owners of more than one million shared hosting accounts, affording each an opportunity to promote software in a community of like users. "We're committed to making things easy for our customers," said Go Daddy President and COO Warren Adelman. "Metropolis is a social tool. It helps users manage applications, but the key feature is the venue it creates for our customers to share experiences and make recommendations for others." With Metropolis, there's no need for webmasters to download software, upload content or modify configuration files. The interface offers simplified installation and configuration; users answer a few basic questions and Go Daddy does the rest. Typical installations are active in minutes and an uninstall option is just a few clicks away. For more information about Go Daddy's exclusive Metropolis Hosting Community & shared hosting accounts, visit: https://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/hosting/shared.asp About The Go Daddy Group, Inc. Go Daddy(R) 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 and Web site hosting services, as well as a broad array of on-demand and other services. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 17.7 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every 2 seconds. 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(R) Ltd. During 2006, The Go Daddy Group registered approximately one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info. -- The Go Daddy Group -- Copyright (C) 2007 GoDaddy.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.